Mercer Music at Capricorn is affiliating with the GRAMMY Museum®, Mercer University President William D. Underwood has announced.
The affiliation allows Mercer and the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum® to collaborate on educational and professional development programs, share museum curricula and resources, participate in traveling exhibits, and develop internships, Underwood said.
The original Capricorn Sound Studios captured and defined the Southern rock sound of the 1970s. It produced the music of legends such as the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop and many others.
Mercer Music at Capricorn, which was dedicated Dec. 3, 2019, on the 50th anniversary of Capricorn Sound Studios, is building on that rich legacy to educate and inspire a new generation of musicians in Macon and beyond. The relationship with the GRAMMY Museum® will augment that.
Mercer Music at Capricorn joins 20 other GRAMMY Museum® university and cultural affiliates across the country.