The Save The Music foundation launches the J Dilla Music Tech Grant focusing on delivering the future of music learning through innovative tech tools and curriculum programs.
Named in honor of the late J Dilla, the grant is one example of his lasting legacy. Revered as one of the greatest by his peers, J Dilla changed the way both producers and musicians created art. His genius innovation inspires many including Pharrell who names J Dilla as one of the best beat makers ever.
Hoping to foster this creative spirit among adolescents, the J Dilla Music Tech Grant aims to reflect on how music is being made today by bringing integrated 21st-century training techniques to local communities and school districts. The end goal is to bring out students’ inner creativity, talent, and confidence by teaching them the fundamentals of electronic music creation, recording, and production.
Schools earning the J Dilla Music Tech Grant will receive a technology package including instruments, sound equipment, DJ equipment, computers and programs, electronics and, resource books. The schools will also receive professional development, monitoring,
research & measurement to grantee schools for a 10-year period plus, 45 hours of professional development per semester with ASU Music Ed action research and music technology
as well as a semester of CITME support in answering questions and developing resources to support teachers.