SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2017)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program.
The Museum’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from May 30–June 3 at Belmont University, and in Los Angeles from July 18–22 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, the Recording Academy®, and the Hot Topic Foundation.
“GRAMMY Camp provides a unique, in-depth experience for high school students who are interested in exploring careers in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. “The program engages campers to work collaboratively across their chosen career tracks, so they increase their skills as they move ahead on their musical paths. I have no doubt GRAMMY Camp will produce future GRAMMY® winners such as Maren Morris, who was a participant at our very first GRAMMY Camp in 2005 and received the 2016 GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance.”
Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2018 will be available online in September at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.
GRAMMY Camp Nashville: May 30–June 3
The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. This unique opportunity focuses on all aspects of commercial music and provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The camp features four music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards. All students will have the opportunity to showcase what they learn during camp at an open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University.
GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 18–22
GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles 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 eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music educational and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
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Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 800 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens that seek the hottest, new styles. However, the Journeys store is more than a retail environment—it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition to retail stores, Journeys reaches its customers through journeys.com, catalogs, social media, and grass-roots events like the Warped Tour, Alternative Press Music Awards, and national club-level music tours in the spring and fall seasons. Journeys—An Attitude You Can Wear! Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.