GRAMMY Camp New York Gets Gleeful With Matthew Morrison

"Glee" star kicks off inaugural East Coast installment of summer music experience
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    Matthew Morrison
July 28, 2011 -- 3:43 pm PDT

On Aug. 2 Matthew Morrison of "Glee" will be in attendance at the first-ever New York installment of GRAMMY Camp to welcome participants and perform an acoustic set during Open Mic Night at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y. Morrison is currently on tour in support of his self-titled debut album, which features duets with GRAMMY winners Elton John and Sting, and GRAMMY-nominated actress/singer Gwyneth Paltrow.

GRAMMY Camp in New York will be held in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Aug. 2–8 as a seven-day residential program for high school students that offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in the following three fields: Music Business & Production, Singer/Songwriter, and Performance — Instrumental or Vocal. 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.

GRAMMY Camp in New York will culminate on Aug. 7 with a Launch Party at Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Guest professionals will attend the launch party and participate in a networking session with the GRAMMY Camp participants, including Dan Cherry, chief marketing officer, New York Cosmos; Phylicia Fant, vice president of publicity, Warner Bros. Records; Jeff Franzel, songwriter/composer; Angela Hunte-Wisner, GRAMMY-winning songwriter; Jeanne Meyer, executive vice president of corporate communications, Current Media; and Rusty Rueff, Vice Chair, GRAMMY Foundation Board.

This year the GRAMMY Foundation selected 111 talented high school students from 93 cities and 34 states across the United States to participate in the seventh annual GRAMMY Camp. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles took place July 9–18 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

GRAMMY Camp is supported in part by Best Buy, Converse and the Hot Topic Foundation. This year, financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp was provided by ASCAP, BET, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and KCRW, as well as several individual donors.

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