Bryant presents $1M check for Delta music museum

by MBJ Staff

Published: January 4,2013

Tags: award, check, college, entertainment, higher education, history, Museum, music, musician, record, recording, university

DLQU_gov_5CLEVELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant visited the Delta State University campus yesterday to present a $1-million check to the Cleveland Music Foundation as the first installment for the establishment of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland.

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is planned to be a more than 20,000-square-foot facility dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music and the cultural context from which it emerges. The museum’s permanent exhibition will utilize film, video, interactive kiosks and, of course, music.

The museum will be closely affiliated with the Delta Music Institute (DMI), Delta State’s program of music industry studies, and will be located on a four-acre site on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland.

A student exchange program will be developed between GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and GRAMMY Museum

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at L.A. LIVE to offer qualified DMI students opportunities to earn college credit and interact with their counterparts at Los Angeles area colleges and universities.

“GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi represents not only a fantastic cultural attraction for our state, highlighting Mississippi’s amazing contribution to American music, but it will offer the next generation of young music industry professionals an exciting entry point into today’s music industry,” said DMI director Tricia Walker.

GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi will be the first official GRAMMY museum outside of Los Angeles.

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