Three-time Grammy Award-nominated engineer/A&R Young Guru will speak in 13 cities next month, thanks to Grammy U. The Delaware native and longtime Jay-Z/Roc-A-Fella Records affiliate will emphasize the importance of audio engineering and music creation.

Young Guru is also a member of the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council.

The tour is sponsored by HP and Discmakers. The dates are as follows:

April 8:      Philadelphia, Drexel University
April 9:      Seattle, JBL Theater at, EMP Museum
April 10:    Berkeley, Calif., Fantasy Studios
April 12:    Los Angeles, The Recording Academy
April 15:    Chicago, SAE  Institute
April 16:    Washington D.C., SoundExchange
April 17:    New York City, NYU at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
April 22:     Oklahoma City, Academy Of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma
April 24:     New Orleans, Loyola University
April 25:     Miami, Miami Dade College
April 26:     Atlanta, Emory Center for Ethics (will be streamed live at
April 27:     Murfreesboro, Tenn., Middle Tennessee State University
April 28:     Memphis, Royal Studios

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