GRAMMY In The Schools

The GRAMMY Foundation influences the lives of young people by opening the windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures. Our nationwide programs range from afternoon sessions with artists such as GRAMMY Camp — SoundChecks and GRAMMY Camp — Basic Training, to longer intensive experiences such as GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, all designed to bring youths together with working professionals. GRAMMY in the Schools programs also recognize excellence in music education through cash prizes and scholarships for schools across the country with our GRAMMY Signature Schools program.

  • GRAMMY Music Educator Award: In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present the first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in grade kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process opens Feb. 10 at The deadline for submissions is April 15.
  • GRAMMY Camp: A residential summer camp for high school students with a focus on the many careers in the music industry. In 2012 GRAMMY Camp will be held in Nashville, as well as Los Angeles and New York.
  • GRAMMY Camp — Basic Training: A one-day event that brings top music industry professionals together with high school students to present an insider's perspective on working in the music and recording industries.
  • GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session: Top high school instrumentalists and singers are selected to form a band, choir and combo. Selectees receive an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week to perform at GRAMMY-related events, record an album, attend the GRAMMY Awards, and are eligible to receive $2 million in scholarships.
  • GRAMMY Camp — SoundCheck: A past program of the GRAMMY Foundation that provided an opportunity for high school or college music students to visit an artist's touring venue and participate in a question-and-answer session with the artist and other industry professionals about careers in the music industry.
  • GRAMMY Signature Schools: Provides awards and monetary grants to public high school music programs based upon need. Awards and grants are also given to top public high school music programs.
  • GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award: The GRAMMY Foundation and Best Buy Mobile have partnered in an effort to support local high school music education programs using the model of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. With the opening of every Best Buy Mobile store across the country, the GRAMMY Foundation will identify and select a high school music program in the community to receive a grant of $2,000. To date, approximately $500,000 in grants has been distributed across approximately 250 schools. For a list of selected schools, click here.

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