16-time Grammy Award winner and superproducer David Foster will be honored at the Grammy Museum for its its third annual Gala, taking place Sept. 19 at The Novo in Los Angeles.
Foster will receive the Architects of Sound Award in recognition of his unparalleled contributions to music. The benefit will support the Museum's newly expanded music education programs, which were integrated with those of its sister organization, the Grammy Foundation, earlier this year.
"We are thrilled to be celebrating such an influential talent and powerhouse music figure as David Foster for our first major fundraising event since integrating the Grammy Museum and Grammy Foundation," said Scott Goldman, who was recently named Executive Director of the Grammy Museum. "Working as a producer, arranger, recording artist, songwriter, and composer, David's impact on the music community is immeasurable, and we are honored to have the opportunity to place a much-deserved spotlight on his impactful work."
"It's an honor to be celebrated by the Grammy Museum and to support such a great cause as music education. The Museum's education programs are very important platforms for young emerging artists so I am thrilled to be part of this Gala," said Foster. "Needless to say, the Recording Academy has played a very influential role in my life and will continue to do so."
The Gala will also recognize Nathan Strayhorn, the recipient of the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award, which honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool.