Delta Sessions: The Next Step Project
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s Next Generation Project is an adaptation of a model program pioneered by country music musician and songwriter Charlie Worsham’s Follow Your Heart Arts organization and uses that model to reach students and families across the 18-county MS Delta region through its own program called Delta Sessions.
The primary purpose of the Next Generation Project’s Delta Sessions program, is to identify, engage, and nurture the next generation of Mississippi Delta musicians through a series of sixteen workshops that teach the basics of guitar playing and a separate workshop for songwriting to Delta students, providing them with the skills needed to develop the capacity to tell their stories through music and songwriting.
With Delta Sessions, each student will be provided with guitar lessons, a field trip to various Delta Cultural sites, a guitar theory book, and a free guitar with successful completion and graduation of the Next Generation Project.
This program has been previously supported in part by a 2019 Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grant from The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University.