Recording Academy and CSUN music department to hold job market in Santa Monica

Christopher Ho

Calling all music majors and student musicians: the Recording Academy and CSUN music department are giving you an opportunity to explore the job market Wednesday at their Santa Monica headquarters.

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy presents the yearly event through its GRAMMY University Network, to provide music majors and aspiring student musicians an opportunity to network and gain insight into the music industry.

“It’s definitely not an easy field to get into, you have to be really good (at what you do),” said Guy Fabre, head of Concert Production at the CSUN music department.

Wednesday night’s event will feature performances by DJ Mr. Choc, a world famous beat junkie, DJ Hapa, the director of the Scratch Academy of L.A., and MC Lyte, a two-time GRAMMY nominee as well as president of the Los Angeles Chapter.

Aside from networking and performances, the three hour kickoff will include photo booths, prize drawings, learning to DJ and scratch records, vinyl spin art stations and an organic jam session with DJ Hapa and Mr. Choc.

The event is open to academy students as well as the public, and they are encouraged to bring an instrument if they wish to participate in the organic jam session. Admission is free and snacks and drinks will be provided through the GRAMMYU foundation, along with an ice cream sundae bar.

The Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy, the first and largest chapter founded in 1957 primarily focuses on continual cultural and professional development, advocacy and education. All the while uniting both musicians and its influential community and establishing professional connections within the entertainment industry.