SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 18, 2018)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 88 talented high school students from 75 U.S. cities and 24 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 14th annual GRAMMY Camp® program.  

The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 17Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is presented by the Hot Topic Foundation. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, and the Recording Academy™.

"GRAMMY Camp is one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. "The program gives young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals—including some GRAMMY®-winning creators—and to collaborate with their peers, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry."

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential 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 features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings, and/or performances.

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2019 will be available online in September at


2018 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Ciera Barnett                                       Chicago                                                          Music Journalism

Matthew Barri                                      Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.                             Audio Engineering

Daron Bedrossian                               Glendale, Calif.                                               Instrument—Trombone

Joy Best                                              Alpharetta, Ga.                                                Instrument—Bass

John Buser                                          McLean, Va.                                                    Electronic Music Production

Elizabeth Cameron                             Baton Rouge, La.                                            Songwriting

Michael Campanelli                            Lake Oswego, Ore.                                         Songwriting

Giana Castro                                       Fresno, Calif.                                                  Music Business

Danielle Chavez                                  Los Angeles                                                    Music Journalism

Stephanie Chow                                 Bloomington, Ill.                                              Electronic Music Production

Anthony Cullins                                   Fallbrook, Calif.                                               Music Business

Makenna Day                                      Bloomfield, Iowa                                             Music Business

Dreama Diaz                                       Manteca, Calif.                                                Songwriting

Max Dolinsky                                      Chicago                                                           Audio Engineering

Sadie Duca                                         Carlsbad, Calif.                                               Songwriting

Patrick Dukes                                      Huntersville, N.C.                                            Instrument—Guitar

Noah Eatman                                      Pacific Palisades, Calif.                                  Audio Engineering

Abo-Keze Ewimbi                               Germantown, Md.                                           Music Business

Martin (Harrison) Finks                       Memphis, Tenn.                                         Instrument—Keyboard

Xavier Flores                                       Gardena, Calif.                                               Electronic Music Production

Genevieve Fowler                               Memphis, Tenn.                                              Music Journalism

Robin-August Fritsch                          Nashville, Tenn.                                              Vocal Performance

Hannah Glass                                     Mount Pleasant, S.C.                                     Songwriting

Camden Gonzales                              Rowlett, Texas                                                Instrument—Guitar

Ray Goren                                           Irvine, Calif.                                                     Instrument—Guitar

Derek Grassia                                     Mahopac, N.Y.                                                Instrument—Guitar

Chase Gray                                         Houston                                                           Music Business

Ashley Nicole Greene                         Oceanside, Calif.                                            Songwriting

Connor Greenwell                               Centennial, Colo.                                            Electronic Music Production

Caroline Hale                                      San Antonio                                                    Music Business

Shea Hanke                                        Los Angeles                                                    Music Business

Decca Harper                                      Irvine, Calif.                                                     Audio Engineering

Curtis Harris                                        Burbank, Calif.                                                Electronic Music Production

Lucy Healey                                        Newport Beach, Calif.                                     Songwriting

Evan Heise                                         Lisle, Ill.                                                           Audio Engineering

Victor Hernandez                                Santa Ana, Calif.                                             Instrument - Guitar

Trevor Hilton                                       Roseville, Calif.                                               Audio Engineering

Jacquelyn Hope                                  Alta Loma, Calif.                                             Songwriting

Frances Horwitz                                  Culver City, Calif.                                            Songwriting

Destiny Hulings                                   Huntington Park, Calif.                                   Music Journalism

Sachith Iyengar                                   Apex, N.C.                                                      Electronic Music Production

Doren Johnson                                   Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                 Instrument -Trumpet

Griffin Jones                                        Davidson, N.C.                                               Video Production

Bereket Kearns                                   San Luis Obispo, Calif.                                   Audio Engineering

Katelyn Kissler                                    Westlake Village, Calif.                                   Instrument—Bass

Neil Kohli                                             McLean, Va.                                                    Instrument—Drums

Samantha Kolasa                               Los Angeles                                                    Video Production

Joseph Kraus                                      Palo Alto, Calif.                                               Electronic Music Production

Abigail Kurtz                                        Mooresville, N.C.                                            Instrument—Bass

Madeleine Lasker                               Calabasas, Calif.                                            Vocal Performance

Ryan Lew                                            West Linn, Ore.                                               Electronic Music Production

Lindsey Lomis                                     Nashville, Tenn.                                              Songwriting

Ryan Maiman                                      Pacific Palisades, Calif.                                  Electronic Music Production

David McInnes                                    Santa Barbara, Calif.                                      Instrument—Drums

Julianna McKay                                  Lake Jackson, Texas                                      Vocal Performance

Carlos Membreno                               Panorama City, Calif.                                      Audio Engineering

Nicolas Meringolo                               Carlsbad, Calif.                                               Songwriting

Presley Mohler                                    Evansville, Ind.                                                Music Business

Madilyn Montgomery                          San Juan Capistrano, Calif.                            Songwriting

Lillian Mottern                                      Los Angeles                                                    Music Journalism

Aaron Osborne                                   San Jose, Calif.                                              Electronic Music Production

Alixandra Page                                   Costa Mesa, Calif.                                          Songwriting

Chris Panameno                                 Norwalk, Calif.                                                Instrument—Saxophone

Ryan Phung                                        Burlingame, Calif.                                           Instrument—Trumpet

Reagan Priest                                     Meridian, Idaho                                               Music Journalism

Christopher Quillin                              Topanga, Calif.                                               Electronic Music Production

Madison Rambowski                          Hamburg, N.J.                                                 Video Production

Jaelee Roberts                                    Murfreesboro, Tenn.                                       Vocal Performance

Mitchell Ross                                      Los Gatos, Calif.                                             Audio Engineering

Elli Rowe                                             Murfreesboro, Tenn.                                       Songwriting

Austin Saigal                                       Beverly Hills, Calif.                                          Songwriting

Abigail Schiller                                    Raleigh, N.C.                                                  Vocal Performance

Rachel Shoemake                              Newnan, Ga.                                                   Vocal Performance

Julia Singer                                         Manalapan, N.J.                                             Music Journalism

Maxwell Sjostrom                                Gorham, N.H.                                                  Vocal Performance

Amanda Stover                                   Parsippany, N.J.                                             Music Journalism

Vasant Sundaresan                            Shrewsbury, Mass.                                         Electronic Music Production

Anna Thiel                                           Lexington, Ky.                                                 Music Business

Kayleigh Thomas                                Starkville, Miss.                                               Music Business

Maxwell Toth                                       Studio City, Calif.                                            Instrument—Guitar

Noah Truong                                       La Canada Flintridge, Calif.                            Instrument—Keyboard

Danielle Tyas                                      Los Angeles                                                    Electronic Music Production

Jolie Waddles                                     Woodland Hills, Calif.                                     Video Production

Rebecca Webster                               Westport, Conn.                                              Instrument—Drums

Joseph Woo                                        San Jose, Calif.                                              Video Production

Sam Wood                                          Dallas                                                              Audio Engineering

Benjamin Zakharenko                         Westfield, N.J.                                                 Electronic Music Production


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