GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE, LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK

Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth

With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 13, 2016) — The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 142 talented high school students from 117 U.S. cities and 30 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 12th annual GRAMMY Camp® program.  

The Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from May 31–June 4 at Belmont University; Los Angeles from June 18–27 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from July 31–Aug. 8 at Converse Rubber Tracks (in Brooklyn). This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by Mrs. Mike Silverman, Hot Topic Foundation, RBC Foundation USA, and other individual donors.

"From the beginning, GRAMMY Camp was designed to give high school students an extraordinary experience and hands-on lessons about making a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Whether residential or day sessions, GRAMMY Camp fosters genuine learning and skill-building, and perhaps more importantly, a spirit of collaboration among the teenage participants that will benefit them in whatever professional paths they follow."

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2017 will be online in September at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. Financial aid is available and approximately 90 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

GRAMMY Camp Nashville: May 31–June 4

The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. This unique opportunity focuses on all aspects of commercial music and provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The camp features four music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and a Performance Instrumental track for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards.  All students will have the opportunity to showcase what they learn during camp at an open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Students Selected For 12th Annual GRAMMY Camp

2016 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name
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Mikayla Ahern Crest Hill, Ill. Vocal Performance
Chris Attigliato Thomspon's Station, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Madeline Bales Lebanon, Tenn. Songwriting
Ava Boney Franklin, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Carmen Brandy Franklin, Tenn. Songwriting
Madison Burnette Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Kelle Cates East Prairie, Mo. Vocal Performance
Andrew Cavender Thomasville, Ga. Vocal Performance
Jacob Copeland Chauncey, W. Va. Instrument – Guitar
William Kelsey Crews Brentwood, Tenn. Instrument – Guitar
Lydia Crider Nashville, Tenn. Songwriting
Thea Danos Old Hickory, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Gina DeFilippo Wadsworth, Ohio Songwriting
Melanie Ellingson Lorain, Ohio Instrument – Guitar
Jamel Farrakhan Nashville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Jack Filipovic Brentwood, Tenn. Instrument – Bass
Caroline Finger Brentwood, Tenn. Songwriting
Haley Fishberger Miami Beach, Fla. Songwriting
Terence Fuller Vauxhall, N.J. Instrument – Drums
Ele Gilliland Spring Hill, Tenn. Songwriting
Talia Girvin Wesley Chapel, Fla. Vocal Performance
Mary Marguerite Hall Franklin, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Eric Latham Birmingham, Ala. Audio Engineering
Palmer Lessenberry Glasgow, Ky. Instrument – Keys
Dajoun Mason Antioch, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Jack Maxwell Nashville, Tenn. Instrument – Bass
Kristen McCampbell Burns, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Michael McClellan Franklin, Tenn. Instrument – Guitar
Anna McLaughlin Media, Pa. Instrument – Guitar
Matt Mitchell Hendersonville, Tenn. Instrument – Keys
Gregory Nichols Jr. Nashville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Anna Pearson Whites Creek, Tenn. Songwriting
Alexis Peto Hendersonville, Tenn. Songwriting
Griffin Photoglou Nashville, Tenn. Instrument – Drums
Lucki Price Nashville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Logan Ridings Brentwood, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Weston Stewart Old Hickory, Tenn. Instrument – Guitar
Mulan Throneberry Decatur, Ala. Songwriting
Hannah Grace Umphers Kingston Springs, Tenn. Songwriting
Rachel Walle Duncanville, Texas Songwriting

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: June 18–27

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential 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 a Performance Instrumental track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.

Students Selected For 12th Annual GRAMMY Camp

2016 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

 

Sebastien Balembois Los Angeles Music Journalism 
Elijah Bassett Round Rock, Texas Audio Engineering
Carthi Benson San Pedro, Calif. Instrument – Bass
Faith Benson San Pedro, Calif. Instrument – Drums
Alexia Berton Santa Barbara, Calif. Music Business 
Jacob Brice Lansing, Kan. Electronic Music Production
Kenneth Brown Inglewood, Calif. Instrument – Trumpet
Nia Burnley Upper Marlboro, Md. Instrument – Keys
Markus Cancilla Santa Monica, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Audrey Chu Manalapan, N.J. Songwriting
Daniel Cobo Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Instrument – Saxophone
Tess Considine Highland Park, Ill. Music Business 
Carson Dent Lakewood, Wash. Instrument – Drums
Brandon Douglas Carrollton, Texas Video Production & Motion Graphics
Patrick Dukes Huntersville, N.C. Instrument – Guitar
Kalista Dwyer Port Orange, Fla. Music Business 
Graham Edmonds Lawrence, Kan. Music Business 
Raphael Figliulo New York Vocal Performance
Tyler Fine Jacksonville, Fla. Audio Engineering
Jade Fink Pacific Palisades, Calif. Instrument – Bass
Mia Finney Manhattan Beach, Calif. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Kyla Foster-Bagley Brooklyn, N.Y. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Cheyanne Fox Chino, Calif. Instrument – Bass
Jaden Gill Goleta, Calif. Music Journalism 
Ethan Ginsberg-Marg Murrieta, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Ebony Graham Philadelphia Music Journalism 
Ashley Nicole Greene Oceanside, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Kyran Hainje Duluth, Ga. Electronic Music Production
Joshua Hayes Los Angeles Instrument – Guitar
Ryan Hoffman Columbia, Ill. Songwriting
Ilya Hora San Francisco Music Journalism
Sawyer Ikeda Novato, Calif. Instrument – Guitar
Rahsaan Ison New Orleans Audio Engineering
Allison Kelly St. Augustine, Fla. Songwriting
Isabella King San Antonio Music Business 
Charles Kogen Los Angeles Songwriting
David Korn Belmont, Mass. Audio Engineering
Emily Krog Austin, Texas Vocal Performance
Dominic LaRocca Columbia, Md. Audio Engineering
Bennett Lewis Greensboro, N.C. Electronic Music Production
Connor Low Lake St. Louis, Mo. Instrument – Guitar
Michael Maher Boulder, Colo. Electronic Music Production
Analise Malick Mooresville, N.C. Vocal Performance
Danielle McDuffie Orlando, Fla. Music Journalism 
Anna McLaughlin Media, Pa. Instrument – Guitar
Dorien Meilleur Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Honor Milton Houston Music Journalism 
Jesse Munsat Washington, D.C. Electronic Music Production
M'Lynn Musgrove Dallas Songwriting
Kyron Neveaux New Orleans Video Production & Motion Graphics
Erika Nolan Alamo, Calif. Songwriting
Skyler Nolan Fleming Island, Fla. Instrument – Saxophone
Greta Pasqua Santa Monica, Calif. Songwriting
Dara Phung Burlingame, Calif. Music Business 
Jason Pridmore Sammamish, Wash. Music Business 
Kaicey Pritts Houston Music Journalism 
Jobi Riccio Morrison, Colo. Songwriting
Taylor Schonbuch Los Angeles Vocal Performance
Robert Simmons Jackson, Miss. Instrument – Drums
Billy Smart Wake Forest, N.C. Instrument – Guitar
Lauren Smith Newnan, Ga. Vocal Performance
Reid Sorel Oakland, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Sheldon Steele II Clearwater, Fla. Songwriting
Amanda Stover Parsippany, N.J. Music Journalism 
Peighton Tubre Hammond, La. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Austin Tumblin Las Cruces, N.M. Electronic Music Production
Shane Turner Portola Valley, Calif. Instrument – Keys
Madeline Tym Milwaukee Audio Engineering
Nicholas Valdman Medina, Wash. Instrument – Keys
Samantha Vasquez Arcadia, Calif. Music Business 
Mia Waggoner Chicago Audio Engineering
Trent Woodman Van Nuys, Calif. Audio Engineering

GRAMMY Camp New York: July 31–Aug. 8

GRAMMY Camp New York is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive summer music experience. This unique experience focuses on all aspects of commercial music and provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program features six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and a Performance Instrumental track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp New York will be held at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn.

Students Selected For 12th Annual GRAMMY Camp

2016 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

 

Douglas Appleman Cambridge, Mass. Audio Engineering
Michael Bachelder Woodbridge, Conn. Electronic Music Production
Chloe Borthwick Chester, N.Y. Songwriting
Arielle Brown Burke, Va. Vocal Performance
Chazz Clark Catonsville, Md. Audio Engineering
Ella Collier Atlanta Songwriting
Natalie DePergola Largo, Fla. Instrument – Drums
Elijah Deyton Greeneville, Tenn. Instrument – Drums
Sophie Feldman Mercer Island, Wash. Songwriting
Alyssa Garcia Norristown, Pa. Audio Engineering
Kellen Grady Shoreline, Wash. Electronic Music Production
Robert Griffin New City, N.Y. Instrument – Bass
Preston Grzegorzewski Warwick, N.Y. Audio Engineering
Jasper Harris New York  Instrument – Guitar
Miles Harvey Peekskill, N.Y. Instrument – Guitar
Hunter Kupersmith Cresskill, N.J. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Tristan Mendoza San Antonio Electronic Music Production
Lauren Micke Wardsville, Mo. Vocal Performance
Nicole Miller West Des Moines, Iowa Songwriting
Sean Moran Lincroft, N.J. Instrument – Keys
Skylar Nicholson Newnan, Ga. Video Production & Motion Graphics
John Paciga Annandale, N.J. Songwriting
Ricky Persaud Jr. Irvington, N.J. Vocal Performance
Natalie Pluto Leesburg, Va. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Ashley Pointer Macon, Ga. Instrument – Violin
Devon Ponds Charlotte, N.C. Electronic Music Production
Avery Puryear Fair Haven, N.J. Songwriting
Jonna Scopellito Staten Island, N.Y. Audio Engineering
Lexi Shannon Camp Hill, Pa. Video Production & Motion Graphics
Kyra Williams Philadelphia Video Production & Motion Graphics
Alessandra Ziolkowski Pleasant Hill, Ore. Vocal Performance

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy partnered to present the first Music Educator AwardTM in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the fourth annual Music Educator Award recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY® Week 2017. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" GRAMMY in the Schools on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn). 

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Media Contacts:

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/hannah.berryman@grammy.com

Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com

Program Contact:

David R. Sears/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/david@grammy.com

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