The GRAMMY Foundation today announced that GRAMMY Camp — its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — will be held in Los Angeles and New York in summer 2013. This will be the ninth camp held in Los Angeles, and the third in New York.
"GRAMMY Camp is a fundamental part of our music education mission, and for almost 10 years it has inspired and excited hundreds of young people who aspire to a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Each summer, we gather together teens from across the U.S., immerse them in a real-world experience that grounds them in the fundamentals of our business, and the positive effects are truly spectacular — you are seeing the next generation of music makers at GRAMMY Camp."
"GRAMMY Camp is a program with true richness in terms of experience," said Kristen Madsen, Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. "The teens who participate experience a deeply interactive and collaborative process that draws on the strengths of our participating artists and industry professionals, and provides an unparalleled sense of what it's like to live and breathe music as a career."
Taking place July 13–22, GRAMMY Camp L.A. offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Multimedia (formerly Music Journalism), Music Business, Songwriting, and a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.
Taking place Aug. 4–12, GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a nine-day residential program for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Applications are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31. Financial aid is available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. Students are able to apply to both sessions of GRAMMY Camp, and there is discounted tuition for participation in multiple sessions. This program is supported in part by Converse. Applications for paid positions as GRAMMY Camp counselors for young people ages 21–25 are also available online at www.grammyintheschools.com.