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Next Generation Project Saturday Sessions


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 Saturday Sessions.

The primary purpose of the Next Generation Project’s Saturday Sessions program, is to identify, engage, & nurture the next generation of Mississippi Delta musicians through a series of twelve weekend workshops that teach the basics of guitar playing and a separate workshop for songwriting to Delta students, providing them with the means to pursue careers in music and songwriting.

Saturday Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. each Saturday starting February 1, 2020 through May 2, 2020. With Saturday 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.


Application Deadline – Friday, January 24, 2020 

CLICK HERE to download the Student Application


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This program is supported in part by a 2019 Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grant from The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University.

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