More than 80 high school students from across the United States were selected to participate in the GRAMMY Foundation's seventh annual GRAMMY Camp from July 9–18 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. The 10-day residential summer music experience focused on all aspects of commercial music with instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.
On July 14 several artists and music industry professionals visited GRAMMY Camp participants as part of Guest Professional Day, including recording artists Greyson Chance and Nick Jonas, GRAMMY-winning musician/producer Mike Elizondo, musical director Brian London, and Steven Slate, owner of Slate Pro Audio. Additional music industry professionals participating in GRAMMY Camp included GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lamont Dozier; Candice Nelson of songwriting/production collective the Clutch; and Tom Sturges, executive vice president and head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group, among others.
The program culminated on July 17 at the GRAMMY Camp Showcase Concert at the El Rey Theatre. Produced entirely by the GRAMMY Camp participants, the concert featured students performing original songs created during GRAMMY Camp, including Keri Prather's "Something Must Be Wrong," Luke Niccoli's "Let Me Go," Elise Go's "Is It A Crime," and Bria Kelly and Victoria Pritchard's "I Love You Dear."
GRAMMY Camp is the GRAMMY Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. The next installment of GRAMMY Camp will take place for the first time on the East Coast in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Aug. 2–8.
For more information on GRAMMY Camp, visit www.grammyintheschools.com.