The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2011 GRAMMY Camp, 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, Converse and the Hot Topic Foundation.
"The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools programs offer high school students immersive experiences about careers in the music business," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "From GRAMMY Camp and the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles to GRAMMY Signature Schools, our programs provide students and schools with significant resources to help foster and sustain music in their lives."
Students and schools interested in participating in the 2011 GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs can apply at www.grammyintheschools.com. Completed applications are due by Oct. 22 for both programs. Oct. 22 is also the early decision deadline for students interested in attending the 7th annual GRAMMY Camp to be held in summer 2011. 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 application deadline is March 31, 2011. Over the past four years, approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who applied for financial aid received assistance.
GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles recordings can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com and other quality online music outlets. The 2007 and 2008 albums are now available for purchase and the brand-new 2009 and 2010 albums are set to be released this fall. 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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