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CHAMPS One of the Best in Nation for Music Education!

CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts Recognized as One of the Best in the Nation for Music Education

CHAMPS will host a Lunch Concert for our students, featuring Black Tie Event, and recognizing CHAMPS Music Academy for receiving the 2019 SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation.

The award recognizes the commitment and dedication of CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts to music and the arts as innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education.

Based out of Detroit, MI, Black Tie Event has been on tour in Southern California and will stop off at CHAMPS to perform in celebration of our Music Academy teachers and students, and our Advanced Choral Ensemble led by Mr. Gabriel Salazar, who’ve just returned from their Carnegie Hall debut.

The choir was the Featured Choir at the Festival at Carnegie Hall and student Leila Johnson was the chosen soloist out of 400 singers in the Festival Choir.

When: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Where: 6842 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91405

CHAMPS is honored to have been named one of 98 schools across the nation to be a SupportMusic Merit recipient by The NAMM Foundation thanks to our teachers who consistently demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students.

Opportunities for Media: Interviews with administrators/faculty/staff/students/parents and/or witness the music program in action!

For more information, please call the school's front office at 818-994-7614.

About The NAMM Foundation:

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit

About Black Tie Event:

Born out of Detroit, Black Tie Event burst into the local scene with their unique alternative pop style and has grown into a commanding force in the festival and events music scene, such as Warped Tour, the Comic-Con After Party, Homegrown Heroes Music Festival and more. This young trio recorded their first EP entitled Nothing In Life Is Free in 2015. They are preparing an arsenal of new tracks to be released in 2019, featuring their hit single, “In Flames”. Regional touring plans to support its release are in the making.