The Recording Academy Continues its Legacy with Addition of School of Rock CEO

Top Quote Chris Catalano Elected to Board of Governors to Represent the Chicago Music Community. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 17, 2013 - Burr Ridge, IL - School of Rock is proud to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Chris Catalano, has been elected to join the Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy.

    Catalano has established himself as a leading advisor in the music industry, serving as CEO of School of Rock since July 2010 and Chairman of the Board since June 2009. His passion and commitment to inspire musicians around the nation has helped to establish the franchise as the most prolific educator of young aspiring musicians and the national leader in performance-based music education.

    In Catalano's new role, he will support and work with the Chicago music community to help raise awareness about the importance of music education in the development of the next generation of artists and leaders. Catalano's approach of instilling teamwork and self-confidence in musicians through performance-based music education is consistent with The Recording Academy's mission, to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and society at large.

    "I believe that music is a fundamental part of the human soul and should be embraced within a community," said Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock. "I look forward to serving and connecting with the Chicago music community, making a difference through education and engagement."

    Celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy is the premier organization for honoring achievements in the recording arts, and supporting the music community. The Academy is governed by an experienced group of top local music professionals who help oversee regional Chapters in twelve cities across the country. The Chicago Chapter, established in 1961, prides itself on assisting independent artists and aspiring music business professionals in Chicago to make the connections they need in order to thrive in the industry.

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    The music school your mom and dad wished they had when they were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers. With more than 120 locations in seven countries, the franchise proves that rock & roll is alive and kickin'. For more information about the franchise opportunity, please visit

    Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.

    The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at, a Facebook fan at, and a YouTube channel subscriber at

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