Published on December 1st, 2020 | by TLV News


GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Joins Global Giving Tuesday Movement

Donations received during Giving Tuesday will directly support the Museum’s education programs.

To help keep the music playing in Cleveland, Mississippi, and the  surrounding communities, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will join the global Giving Tuesday movement on December 1 to raise funds for its music education programs.

Donations can be made at, and the Museum’s goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year so that students in Cleveland and beyond continue to grow up in a world filled with music and opportunity.  

“Statistically speaking, schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduate rate  compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9%,” said Emily Havens, Executive  Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “However, every day schools throughout our state are  cutting their music programs. At the Museum, we seek to fill this gap by giving students the  opportunity to explore music history and exercise their creativity. Donations made during Giving  Tuesday will be instrumental in helping us continue this mission.” 

Donations made to the Mississippi Museum on Giving Tuesday will directly support its music education programs. At the Museum, students and visitors learn about all genres of music. Some  may even learn to play the drums or guitar for the first time, learn to create their own beats or  discover the art of songwriting. From instrument lessons and school tours, interactive workshops and  careers in music programs, and serving as a resource to teachers, the Museum’s music education efforts make an impact every day. Through these, students are inspired to explore their creativity and  find their own way to express themselves. 

Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created as a simple idea: A day that encourages people to do  good. Over the years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of  people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. 

For more information on GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and its programs, visit  


Developed by the Cleveland Music Foundation—a nonprofit organization founded in 2011—the  28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State  University, home of the Delta Music Institute’s Entertainment Industry Studies program, which  features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Affiliated with the Recording  Academy™, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep  musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events,  educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and  traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of  Mississippi’s songwriters, producers, and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.  

For more information, visit, “like” GRAMMY Museum Mississippi on  Facebook, and follow @grammymuseumms on Twitter and Instagram. 

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