February 11, 2019
Keegan ShoutzStaff Writer
One of the biggest nights in music took place Sunday in Los Angeles: the 61st Annual Grammy Awards®. The show brought together celebrities and some of the most well-known artists in music from across all genres.
It took a lot of technology and expertise to pull it all off — a great example for teens interested in related careers.
A group of such students was able to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the action, thanks to Best Buy and corporate partners at JBL.
The young men and women from the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the P.F. Bresee Foundation in L.A. received a firsthand look into the hundreds of skills needed to put on an A-list awards show. They were able to meet lighting technicians, sound analysts, production coordinators and others who represent potential career roles.
“The back-stage tour of the Grammy’s was an unbelievable opportunity for these kids who are working to someday have jobs in the music, technology and entertainment industries,” says Chheav Em, director of high school/college program at Bresee. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allowed future generations of professionals to discover exactly the types of jobs they are striving for. We’re extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in music and entertainment.”
In addition to its existing partnership with Best Buy’s L.A. Teen Tech Center, JBL is a presenting sponsor of a second Teen Tech Center set to open in the area in early 2020.
Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are places where teens can develop critical skills through hands-on activities that explore their interests in programming, film-making, music production and design. Each center works to address the opportunity gap by giving youth access to tech education opportunities, relationships that help to build confidence, and a foundation for school and career success.
Learn more about Best Buy Teen Tech Centers by clicking here.