The GRAMMY Foundation presented the sixth annual GRAMMY Camp on July 10–19 at the University of Southern California.
More than 80 high school students representing 72 cities participated in the interactive, residential summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music. Students were provided with instruction by recording artists and industry professionals in an immersive environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities, with the curriculum spanning the technical aspects of creating, performing, and recording, and emphasizes new and emerging music technologies.
GRAMMY Camp participants included Colbie Caillat, GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter; Jesse Carmichael and Adam Levine, GRAMMY-winning artists, Maroon 5; Ed Cherney, GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer; Lamont Dozier, GRAMMY-winning songwriter/producer/recording artist; Neil Portnow, GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares and Recording Academy President/CEO; and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, producer. GRAMMY-winning artist Keith Urban served as GRAMMY Camp's honorary dean.
Students culminated their GRAMMY Camp experience in performing at a showcase concert for more than 400 people on July 18 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The concert consisted of all original songs composed by GRAMMY Camp participants during their 10-day stay at USC. View video of the concert below.
GRAMMY.com featured a series of blogs throughout GRAMMY Camp, exclusively written by camp participants. Additional blogs and multimedia clips are available at www.grammycampblog.blogspot.com. For information on how to apply for GRAMMY Camp in 2011, click here.
Financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp is offered to qualified students; this year, a portion of these resources was generously provided by Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the ASCAP Foundation's Irving Caesar Fund, BET, the CAA Foundation, Converse, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Ephiphone, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, Dave Krusen, the Les Paul Foundation, and Dave Matthews, as well as several other individual donors. GRAMMY Camp is supported in part by Avid, Billboard, Center Staging, Coca-Cola, Converse, Epiphone, Guitar Center Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, JBL by Harman, Mackie, People, Pollstar, Remo, Shure, Variety, and others.