GRAMMY-winning art director Ian Cuttler died Feb. 23 in a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 43. Based in New York, Cuttler earned his first GRAMMY nomination in 2000 for Best Boxed Recording Package for Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings. In 2005 he earned a GRAMMY for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for Johnny Cash's The Legend box set. Prior to becoming a full-time photographer, Cuttler spent nine years at Sony Music Entertainment in New York where he was involved in creating visual campaigns for GRAMMY winners such as Marc Anthony, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, and Ricky Martin, among others. As a photographer, his client list included Converse and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, among others. "GRAMMY winner Ian Cuttler was a remarkable photographer and art director," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "His work ranged from fun and glamorous to gritty and dramatic, yet always compelling. ..."
It's the ultimate summer camp for young high school musicians.
A destination where activities like rafting and tree climbing are replaced with songwriting sessions, jamming and tutorials on how the music business really works. Or in Maren Morris' words, it's "Disney World for a music freak."
More than 115 high school students hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Valencia, Calif., and all points in between, will get an expansive primer on their music career path of choice at the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp this summer.
The GRAMMY Museum's interactive music industry camp will take place in two cities. First on the docket is GRAMMY Camp at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., from May 30–June 3. Participating students will take part in a curriculum focusing on four career tracks: Audio Engineering, Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards. The program will culminate with an open house on the final day, offering an opportunity for the students to showcase what they learn during camp.
The Los Angeles installment will follow at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music from July 18–22. With a menu focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this program will offer eight tracks, each of which culminate in media projects, recordings or performances: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings.
Campers will receive advice and tutelage from seasoned music industry professionals and GRAMMY-winning and -nominated musicians. Past GRAMMY Camp participants include Maroon 5, Colbie Caillat, Tori Kelly, GRAMMY-nominated producer Harvey Mason Jr. and Village Studios CEO Jeff Greenberg.
"The program engages campers to work collaboratively across their chosen career tracks, so they increase their skills as they move ahead on their musical paths," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "I have no doubt GRAMMY Camp will produce future GRAMMY winners such as Maren Morris, who was a participant at our very first GRAMMY Camp in 2005 and received the 2016 GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance."
How do you get to GRAMMY Camp? Interested students just need to submit an online application. The application window is now open for 2018 GRAMMY Camp, with the deadline to apply on March 31, 2018. Students looking for some help with the submission process will find some in the form of this handy GRAMMY Camp audition tips video.
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