Justin Timberlake visited with the 1500 Sound Academy’s co-founders James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson (with students and faculty) at their Inglewood, California based campus to announce two special Nicole Hurst Scholarship opportunities in honor of his former backup singer who passed away from breast cancer in 2021. Two aspiring music students will have the opportunity to receive scholarships - one to attend 1500 Sound Academy’s Industry & Music Fundamentals Program on-campus in Inglewood, California; and one to attend 1500 Sound Academy’s All Around Musician Program in Taipei, Taiwan campus. Applicants can apply for the L.A. scholarship HERE; and for the Taipei scholarship HERE. Application deadline is April 26, 2023 and the recipients will be announced on May 12, 2023.
Says Timberlake, “This is an incredible place and I’m so excited to be here -- it’s a pathway into the future. I’m super proud of the academy’s growth, and I can’t wait to hear the next generation of artists from both of these amazing schools. Check out the video statement HERE.
About 1500 Sound Academy
1500 Sound Academy strives to produce passionate sound creators with mentorship, positive mindset, and professional development. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, an award-winning staff and unique curriculum, 1500 Sound Academy functions as a gateway between school and career by providing instruction in current and emerging business practices of the music industry for creators around the world. The academy is led by an accomplished team, consisting of Grammy award-winning R&B/Pop singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy, musician and Grammy award-winning producer Larrance “Rance” Dopson, and successful entrepreneur and executive, Twila True, Co-Founder of True Family Enterprises, a privately held family office based in Orange County, California. 1500 Sound Academy is a subsidiary of Volume Ventures, LLC, an independent, multi-faceted entertainment company that provides comprehensive music and video production, publishing, and education services to aspiring and established recording artists, songwriters, musicians and music videographers. 1500 Sound Academy has a top-notch curriculum that has featured some of the biggest music stars, in which guest lecturers at the academy have included such world-renowned artists as: Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Master P, Snoop Dogg, to name a few. Brand partners include: Dolby, Fender, Roland, Zildjian, Vizio, YouTube and Victrola. For more information, visit https://www.1500sound.academy.
Photo: Justin Timberlake (center, in white cap), James Fauntleroy (center, in blue and yellow) and Larrance “Rance” Dopson (front right hand side with white cap); along with 1500 Sound Academy students and faculty
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