McCallum HS Fine Arts Academy Named National Grammy Signature School

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 13 U.S. schools have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools ( for 2015 and have been awarded cash grants totaling $61,000. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes the top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

This year, McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy was awarded the top designation of National Grammy Signature School!

Each of the 13 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top three schools are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is named the National GRAMMY Signature School and will receive $5,000. The two remaining Gold schools will each receive $3,500. Two remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients will each receive a grant of $2,500 to benefit their music programs. Eight schools will receive the Enterprise Award grant, which recognizes the efforts made by schools that are economically underserved. Each of the Enterprise Award schools will receive a grant in the amount of $5,500. The GRAMMY Signature Schools program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

2015 GRAMMY Signature Schools:

2015 National GRAMMY Signature School ($5,000)

A.N. McCallum High School — Austin, Texas

2015 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($3,500 each)

Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.

Pioneer High School — Ann Arbor, Mich.

2015 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,500 each)

Allen High School — Allen, Texas

Tesoro High School — Las Flores, Calif.


The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY Foundation mails notifications to more than 20,000 public high schools in districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school's music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October at After the applications are scored, finalists are identified and asked to submit additional documentation, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs and repertoire, which is then reviewed by an independent blue-ribbon committee of top music educators and professionals to determine the schools that merit GRAMMY Signature School status.

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