Michigan State School of Journalism Professor Stacey Fox has been invited to join the 2021 membership class of The Recording Academy, a prestigious recognition for her decades of experience as a producer, professional musician and music educator.
The Recording Academy is made up of musicians, songwriters, creators, artists, producers, engineers and industry professionals from around the world. It is best known for its annual Grammy Awards, which celebrates and honors the best in music and performance.
The Recording Academy also promotes music education in schools and advocacy for musicians, diversity and culture. Fox's invitation to become a member of the Academy is the culmination of a rigorous process. Candidates are nominated by industry peers and then chosen after a lengthy review.
Fox, who holds several degrees in music performance and education, has traveled as an Artist Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State, performing around the world through their Performing Artists program. She continues to perform, compose and produce music for film, T.V. and streaming services.
"I was so excited to receive the invitation. I grew up watching the Grammy's and always wanted to be a part of the Recording Academy community," Fox said. "As I got older, I also realized the importance of their advocacy for diversity and inclusion in media and music. "I'm so honored to be part of the amazing group of fellow artists in the 2021 class. I look forward to working with them in bringing the power of music to a more diverse and open world."
According to the Academy, the 2021 class is 48 percent female, 32 percent Black/African-American+, 13 percent Latino/Hispanic, and 4 percent Pacific Islander+ The Academy has set a goal of increasing its diversity, in membership and voting members, by 2025.