Cory Monteith never had a glee club in his school, so now he's jumping on the opportunity to save the music for other kids.
"I really wish I had the opportunity to be in a glee club when I was a kid," he says. "I would have loved to sing back then, in addition to playing the drums in my schools' band programs."
Cory is working with Apple & Eve Fruitables and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation to hold a school singing competition. The school choir, group or club who submits the best and most creative combination of two or more songs will receive $10,000 to benefit their music program.
The contest is for grades kindergarten through eighth. You'll need to submit a video and write 100-word essay. Go here for more info.
"[The contest] goes absolutely in line with the message that Glee is talking about, basically saying that the arts matter," dishes Cory, who will help judge the entries. "Funding for arts education in schools should not be sidelined, so that's how I got involved."
"I'm excited to see how creative people can get," Cory continues. "That's what education is about. That's what Einstein said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.' That's what I think the most important thing is."