GRAMMY Camps to 173.
The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from June 9 – 13 at Belmont University; St. Paul, Minn., from June 13 – 21 at McNally Smith College of Music; Los Angeles from July 12 – 21 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 3 – 11 at Converse Rubber Tracks (in Brooklyn). This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by Davey Silverman, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the RBC Foundation USA, and other individual donors.
“The GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Camp has become our signature program that provides young people with an extraordinarily in-depth experience, giving them a genuine sense of what it’s like to have a career in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Each and every GRAMMY Camper benefits from this program and takes with them valuable lessons learned as they continue their music journeys.”
Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2015 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2015. Financial aid is available and approximately 80 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.
“Ten years ago, when GRAMMY Camp began, we could not have imagined how this program would have grown and how the students who participate would have thrived from the experience,” said Kristen Madsen, Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “The program and the campers have exceeded all of our expectations and we are looking forward to what the next decade will bring.”
GRAMMY Camp St. Paul will be held at the McNally Smith College of Music. The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience.
Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program features four music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards.
All students will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned during camp at the open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University in Nashville.
GRAMMY Camp St. Paul: June 13 – 21
GRAMMY Camp St. Paul is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.
The program features six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.
In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy partnered to present the first Music Educator Award in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the second annual Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2015. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn), and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn).