The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2012 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, (formerly GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles) and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. These programs are part of the Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools offerings and are supported in part by Best Buy and Converse.
"The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp and the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session are an ideal way for high school students to really experience what it's like to have a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "And our GRAMMY Signature Schools program provides much-needed financial resources to high schools to sustain their music programs. Overall, our GRAMMY in the Schools initiatives are helping to foster the next generation of music makers, and cultivate music in their daily lives."
Completed applications are due Oct. 22 for students and schools interested in participating in the 2012 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs. Oct. 22 is also the early decision deadline for students interested in attending the 8th annual GRAMMY Camp to be held in summer 2012. Early decision applicants will receive a 10 percent tuition discount if selected to attend GRAMMY Camp. They receive this discount whether they are selected as part of the early decision process or drawn from the regular applicant pool. Applicants not selected via early decision will be reconsidered with the final pool of applications. The final GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2012. In the past, approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid received assistance.
The GRAMMY Foundation is also pleased to announce that past GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles recordings can now be purchased at iTunes, Amazon.com and other quality online music outlets. The 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 albums are now available for download. These projects were recorded at Capitol Studios & Mastering in Hollywood, Calif., by GRAMMY-winning engineers Manny Marroquin and Al Schmitt, and mastered by GRAMMY winner Bernie Grundman.
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