House Of Blues Music Forward Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

– Juliana Castrillon
winner of the Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship

Live Nation in partnership with the nonprofit House of Blues Music Forward Foundation has announced recipients of its 2019 scholarship programs. Four college students pursuing music industry careers will be awarded a total of $40,000 in scholarships, including the first recipient of the David E. Ballard Scholarship, established this year for former homeless and foster youth, in partnership with the Living Legacy Foundation.   

This scholarship recipients will each receive $10,000, and were selected based on academic performance, leadership skills and a passionate commitment to the live entertainment experience and include an audio production major who was born while his mother was incarcerated; a fearless feminist from Bogota, Colombia, who produces singles at her school’s student-run record label; a Berklee College of Music student who serves as a house manager at the Boston Lyric Opera; and a student who leads the marketing for Georgia State University’s annual spring concert.   
“Live Nation is distinctively positioned to offer the next generation of music industry leaders professional and educational support through these scholarship programs,” said Live Nation U.S. Concerts COO Mark Campana. “We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the music industry and proudly support these dedicated and talented students as they pursue their career goals.”  
“In partnership with Live Nation Concerts and the Living Legacy Foundation, Music Forward’s annual scholarship programs offer students, who display an exemplary commitment to their fields of study within the music industry, assistance while pursuing their educational and professional goals,” said Nurit Siegel Smith, executive director of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. “We are thrilled to acknowledge these outstanding students with our 2019 scholarship awards.”
Tamesha Harvey, 21, is recipient of the U.S. Concerts Scholarship, which supports students pursuing careers in concert and venue promotion, sponsorship and advertising, ticketing, e-commerce and artist management.
Music Forward Foundation focuses on people ages 12-22 in under-resourced communities, setting the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to inspire the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators. Learn more at