The GRAMMY Foundation today announced that GRAMMY Camp — its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — will take place in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and St. Paul, Minn., in summer 2014. This will be the tenth camp held in Los Angeles and the first camp held at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Both New York and Nashville have hosted camps in previous years.
Taking place June 9–13, GRAMMY Camp Nashville will host a five-day nonresidential day camp for local students. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity will provide instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. Taking place June 13–21 and Aug. 3–11, respectively, GRAMMY Camp in St. Paul and New York will each include a nine-day interactive residential summer music experience. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles will host a 10-day residential camp July 12–21.
The GRAMMY Camp curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording, and emphasizes new and emerging music technologies. The program offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in seven tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings; Video Production; and Songwriting. Select career tracks will be offered in each location. All tracks culminate with media projects, album recordings, an open house, and/or performances.
U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and track-specific requirements at www.grammyintheschools.com by March 31. The application fee is $25 per person. A separate financial assistance form is also available to needs-based students. Financial assistance for residential camps is also available to qualified students.
GRAMMY Foundation staff will be available to answer any questions during an informational conference call on Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. To RSVP for the call, email email@example.com. The Foundation will also host a TweetChat on Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn.