MACON – 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.
The 20,000-square-foot Mercer Music at Capricorn complex features:
- A music incubator where musicians can rehearse, collaborate and grow;
- State-of-the-art commercial studios and production rooms for recording;
- A museum that tells the Capricorn story through digital, visual and audio storytelling; and
- Offices, co-working space and meeting rooms for nonprofits and creatives.
Mercer Music at Capricorn joins 20 other GRAMMY Museum® university and cultural affiliates across the country.
The nonprofit museum, established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, is “dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music,” according to its website. Through its affiliate program, it engages universities and cultural centers in arts education and outreach.
For more information on Mercer Music at Capricorn, visit http://capricorn.mercer.edu/.
About the GRAMMY Museum
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.
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