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At Ruth Eckerd Hall, teens set out for songwriting stardom through Grammy Museum's Music Revolution Project

Rachel Bernard, 16, left, and Kyah Robinson, 16, dance during a lunch break at the Grammy Museum's Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. "Nobody eats lunch at lunch," Robinson said. "We just keep on singing and dancing." She and Bernard met at camp. "We just clicked. She's my bud," Robinson said.

John Pendygraft

Rachel Bernard, 16, left, and Kyah Robinson, 16, dance during a lunch break at the Grammy Museum's Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. "Nobody eats lunch at lunch," Robinson said. "We just keep on singing and dancing." She and Bernard met at camp. "We just clicked. She's my bud," Robinson said.

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For the past four years, Ruth Eckerd Hall has partnered with the Grammy Museum to bring its free Music Revolution Project summer program to Clearwater. Ruth Eckerd is the only venue in the country to conduct the program this year, largely because they have the resources to continue to grow it. The Grammy Museum donated equipment for their in-house recording studio.

Twenty kids from 14 to 19 were selected to participate through an application process. Students were recruited through high schools, Boys and Girls clubs, performing arts groups, the local music scene and word of mouth from past students of the program.

"This year's Grammy class is beautiful — inside and out," said Sharon Reid-Kane, vice president of education and outreach at Ruth Eckerd Hall. "They are musicians, performers and poets who share the common love of music and wanting to learn everything they can."

For more on the Music Revolution Project, click here for Maggie Duffy's story.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:48pm]

    

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