GRAMMY Camp guest artist Kat Cunning
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GRAMMY Camp 2020 Goes Virtual, Announces Selectees & Guest Artists
The GRAMMY Museum announced today that 84 talented high school students from 63 U.S. cities across 19 states have been selected as participants in the 16th annual GRAMMY Camp program. The students will experience the signature music industry, which is being held virtually for the first time, from Tuesday, July 14 – Saturday, July 18.
Providing students with real-world insight into the music business, GRAMMY Camp guest artists include Kat Cunning, Moon Taxi, OK GO, Tim Lopez and Tom Higgenson from Plain White T's, and Bryce Vine. These music professionals will discuss their career paths and help students prepare for pursuing their own career in the music industry.
"While GRAMMY Camp will be a virtual experience this summer, we still intend for it to remain one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and continue to give young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry," said Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. "The program is a prime example of our education initiatives and Mission.”
Historically, GRAMMY Camp has taken place in Los Angeles as a five-day summer music experience. This year, in light of COVID-19, GRAMMY Camp will be a virtual interactive experience via digital conferencing. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative online environment. 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. All tracks culminate in virtual media projects, recordings, and/or performances.
GRAMMY Camp is a GRAMMY in the Schools program is presented by the GRAMMY Museum. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Hawai’i Community Foundation, and the Recording Academy. Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2021 will be available online in August at www.grammyintheschools.com.