The GRAMMY is more than just an award that is given out once a year. It touches lives in a number of ways rewarding talent that is waiting to burst free.
Exciting news was released earlier this month. The GRAMMY FOUNDATION® announced that GRAMMY CAMP® will be held this summer in Los Angeles and New York. This is a special opportunity for high school students aspiring to a career in the music industry. The camp is set to feature performance tracks and new multimedia and music business tracks.
"GRAMMY Camp is a fundamental part of our music education mission, and for almost 10 years it has inspired and excited hundreds of young people who aspire to a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Each summer, we gather together teens from across the U.S., immerse them in a real-world experience that grounds them in the fundamentals of our business, and the positive effects are truly spectacular — you are seeing the next generation of music makers at GRAMMY Camp."
GRAMMY Camp gives students a chance to experience the life of a musician through interaction with guest artists and industry professionals.
GRAMMY Camp LA is a 10-day residential summer music experience from July 13 - July 22, 2013. It focuses on all aspects of commercial music with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. Offered are six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Multimedia (formerly Music Journalism); Music Business; 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 New York is a 9-day residential program from August 4 - August 12, 2013 offering the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. Start from the very beginning of the creative process and see how it becomes a final product and all the celebration that goes with it at a launch party. This camp will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, New York.
For all qualified students, financial aid is available but the deadline to apply is soon approaching, March 31, 2013. Go online to www.grammyintheschools.com to fill out your application. Almost 75% of the GRAMMY Camp participants have received financial assistance. If you are interested in becoming a camp counselor and you are between the ages of 21-25, go to www.grammyintheschools.com.
Learn from the very best and you might find yourself up on the stage accepting a GRAMMY award in the future.