Tuesday, December 21, 2010

GRAMMY Camp will be held in Los Angeles and New York for summer 2011

GRAMMY Camp 2011 will be held in Los Angeles and New York for summer 2011

Application online now for bicostal music industry camps for U.S. high school students

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2011

For details and to apply, visit http://www.grammyintheschools.com/

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2010) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.com) today announced that GRAMMY Camp® — its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — will be held in both Los Angeles and New York in summer 2011. Held for the past six years in Los Angeles, the program is expanding to the East Coast to reach a broader range of students. Applications are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2011. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. Students are able to apply to either or both sessions of GRAMMY Camp, and there is discounted tuition for participation in both sessions. This program is supported in part by Best Buy, Converse, and the Hot Topic Foundation. Applications for paid positions as GRAMMY Camp counselors for young people ages 21–25 are also available online at www.grammyintheschools.com.

"I would encourage any U.S. high school student interested in exploring a career in the music industry — whether as a performer, a producer, a songwriter, a journalist, an engineer or a promoter — to apply to one or both of our GRAMMY Camps," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Everything about this unique experience, from the collaborative nature of the creative exchange among campers, to the extraordinary hands-on instruction they receive from GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals, is designed to provide insights, skills and a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in the music industry. Every music person I speak to about GRAMMY Camp says, 'I wish they had something like this when I was young'; it's simply that impactful a program."

"This is an ideal moment for us to expand GRAMMY Camp to New York," said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. "Having an anchor for GRAMMY Camp in NewYork gives more students the chance to attend, and provides a convenient location in a very dynamic music market. Both sessions are taught by top music professionals from multiple recording industry disciplines."

GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 9–18, 2011
The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential 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 offers six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Songwriting; and a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.

GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 2–8, 2011
GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is seven-day residential program for high school students that will be held in New York. It offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams consisting of three fields: Music Business & Production; Singer/Songwriter, and Performance — Instrumental Or Vocal. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. 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. Campbell's Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.

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Program Contact:
David R. Sears/The GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/david@grammy.com

Media Contacts:
Christina Cassidy/The GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com
Jaime Sarachit/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777/jaime.sarachit@grammy.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


GRAMMY Camp® - Now accepting applications for summer 2010!

At GRAMMY Camp, you'll work, learn, and play with top music professionals from across the industry to kick your music career into high gear:

Musicians - Producers - Engineers - Music Journalists

Singer/Songwriters - Concert Promoters

To Apply CLICK HERE or Visit http://www.grammyintheschools.com/. Application deadline is March 31. Financial assistance is available. Paid Camp Counselor positions also available.
Questions? (800) 423-2017 ext. 8682 - grammycamp@grammy.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

GRAMMY in the Schools Live! 2010

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund with support from 94.7 the WAVE.

GRAMMY in the Schools® Live! celebrated music and education as well as raised funds to support the education efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® on January 27, 2010 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, CA. Held during music’s biggest week, GRAMMY® Week, this event featured performances by Mindi Abair, Brian Culbertson, and GRAMMY nominee Boney James, playing with America’s top high school musicians and singers representing the GRAMMY in the Schools programs.

Want to be notified when details for next year's GRAMMY in the Schools Live! are announced?

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Support the GRAMMY Foundation with Best Buy's @15 Change Exchange

Now through July 31, any teenager who loves music and wants to make a difference can support the GRAMMY Foundation through Best Buy's @15 Change Exchange. Best Buy is donating $1 million through the program in 2009 and participating teens will decide where the funds are distributed. Interested teens can visit http://at15.org/user/register, register, and begin earning points by completing various activities. Accrued points can the be donated to the GRAMMY Foundation.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Graphic Design Contest

The GRAMMY Foundation provides insight to high school students on careers that are available in music and direction on how to prepare for them. The Graphic Design Contest allows students to learn more about the world of art and graphic design. Don’t miss your chance to represent your school!

Download the application here

Winner(s) will:
· Have their design featured on the grammyintheschools.com web site
· One entrant will have his/her design featured as the 2009 Student Artwork for the GRAMMY Foundation.

For more information contact joseph.langford@grammy.com.