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GRAMMY Camp Announces 2019 Selectees Plus Guests JoJo & The Head And The Heart
Summer plans for 90 of the nation's top aspiring music industry professionals just got a lot more interesting. The GRAMMY Museum announced its selectees for this year's GRAMMY Camp, and interactive five-day summmer music experience. The program, which takes place July 23-27 at University Of Southern California's Thornton School Of Music in Los Angeles, will offer real-world instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.
Campers will focus on one of 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 media projects, recordings, and/or performances.
Better still, the GRAMMY Museum has also announced two exciting guest artists for GRAMMY Camp 2019: indie/folk mainstays The Head And The Heart and chart-topping superstar JoJo.
The Head And The Heart will pay a visit to GRAMMY Camp to discuss their career path and help students prepare for a career in the music industry on uly 24, while JoJo will work with students focused on songwriting and vocal performance on July 26.
"Since I started in the music industry so young, I have a strong perspective growing up on the evolving landscape of our business and how to stay persistent and true to yourself. I can’t wait the share my experiences with the GRAMMY Camp students," said JoJo.
GRAMMY Camp is one of several education initiatives the GRAMMY Museum Foundation supports throughout the year, including the annual Summer Session at GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live, a six-day nonresidential program that provides songwriters currently enrolled in high school in Southern California the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting, and and GRAMMY Career Day, which provides insight and advice to high school students about careers in the music industry.
"GRAMMY Camp is one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and gives 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, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "The program is a prime example of our education initiatives and what we aim to achieve through our GRAMMY Museum Foundation."
This year's GRAMMY Camp, the 15th annual, will include talented high school students from 74 U.S. cities across 23 states. For a full list of students selected for this year's GRAMMY Camp, click here. Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2020 will be available online in August at www.grammyintheschools.com.