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Engineer extraordinaire and Jay-Z’s most trusted man when it comes to music, Young Guru, will be schooling young bucks on the music game. 

The Grammy University announced the “Era Of The Engineer” tour with GRAMMY® -nominated engineer/producer Young Guru — an educational program, that will launch April 8, 2013, in Philadelphia and make 13 stops across the United States.

The 13-city tour, sponsored in part by HP and Disc Makers, will invite GRAMMY U students and members of the P&E Wing are invited to attend the 90-minute lecture panels. Guru’s exploits in music are absolutely nothing to sneeze at. The acclaimed DJ, producer and engineer has worked with artist such as s Beyoncé, Drake,  Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and many others in his acclaimed career.

For those unfamiliar with GRAMMY U, it is a community of full-time college students primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry.

According to a press release, The Recording Academy created GRAMMY U to help prepare college students for their careers in the music industry through networking, educational programs, and performance opportunities. GRAMMY U is designed to enhance students’ current academic curriculum with access to recording industry professionals to give an “out of classroom” perspective on the recording industry such as the “Era Of The Engineer” tour.

Check out the dates that Guru will be making on his tour down below.

April 8: Philadelphia, Drexel University

April 9: Seattle, JBL Theater at, EMP Museum

April 10: Berkeley, Calif., Fantasy Studios

April 12: Los Angeles, The Recording Academy

April 15: Chicago, SAE Institute

April 16: Washington D.C., SoundExchange

April 17: New York City, NYU at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

April 22: Oklahoma City, Academy Of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma

April 24: New Orleans, Loyola University

April 25: Miami, Miami Dade College

April 26: Atlanta, Emory Center for Ethics (will be streamed live at

April 27: Murfreesboro, Tenn., Middle Tennessee State University

April 28: Memphis, Royal Studios

Photo: JL