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Jodie Blum, executive director of GRAMMY U, said Blanchard is a great educational advocate and proponent for the program.

“We’re glad to be a part of building the next generation of industry leaders and musicians,” Blum said.

GRAMMY U also partners with LSU, Tulane, Loyola, Dillard, the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College, all in Louisiana.

“These students are getting some pretty amazing opportunities,” Blum said. “This is a once in a lifetime experience and we’re proud to showcase the educational priorities that the academy has.”