Jon Yob, the founder and president of The Yob Family Foundation, is also one of the founders & major contributors to Ruth Eckerd Hall’s GRAMMY Museum’s® Music Revolution Project. The Grammy branded Music Revolution is an intensive, 4 week program for talented Tampa Bay musicians that includes tuition, performance and mentoring with award-winning artists, directors and composers culminating in a live concert on the Ruth Eckerd Hall stage. These events are typically in high demand and filled to max capacity.

The Music Revolution Project is a free intensive program that offers talented young artists between the ages of 14-21 the chance to engage in musical workshops, songwriting courses, mentoring sessions and to even go in the studio & record the material they’ve written and performed live. Notable mentors of this program include Three Doors Down, Colbie Caillat, Graham Nash & The Riese Brothers. Many of the graduates of this program are very successful young artists today.

As a formal affiliate of this GRAMMY Museum®, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts hosts the Music Revolution Project® focused on creating the second generation of GRAMMY winners.  That is an intensive, four week program including such curriculum as mentoring with directors, musicians and composers culminating in a concert on the prestigious Ruth Eckerd Hall stage. To learn more about this wonderful opportunity, please call 727.712.2706 for more details including program dates along with the process and guidelines. (program availabilities dependent on the state’s current pandemic policies)

This is a FREE intensive four week program covering education, rehearsals and mentoring with award-winning musicians, directors and composers.  It gives the opportunity to take part in hands on workshops, offering rare opportunities to the creative youth in the Tampa Bay area.

These programs are offered from July to August (several times daily).  A student performance will happen on a Ruth Eckerd Hall stage for friends and family.  Students must take part in all four months of this program.

College students ages 14 – 21 and high school are invited to apply. The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall will house this program.

You’ll be working together with professionals in the music industry, expanding your creative and musical abilities, while establishing connections, boosting your self-esteem, and cultivating entrepreneurial abilities.  That is an extremely selective and prestigious program.  Alumni of this program will garner significant connections to the music business, recording studios, schools, and the ability to continue to work in the industry for decades to come.  Past participants include local music Ella Jet, Kayla Ember, The Young Something & The Riese Brothers, who’ve gone on to open and perform at concerts and events nationally for Daughtry, Firefall and Chicago — and their very own SOLD-OUT concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre.


Application Process

  •  Students have to submit:
  • Application
  • A personal statement describing how music plays a role in their life and, if chosen, what they would like to gain from that experience
  • A description of a new genre music they would like to create
  • Letter of reference from a teacher or administrator
  • Short audio or video clip of a performance (singing, playing an instrument, DJ’ing, producing, etc.)

The successful programs we provide to our students would not be possible without YOU, our members! From the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts and the alumni of the GRAMMY Museum’s® Music Revolution Project®, thank you for your continued support.