GRAMMY MUSEUM® SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES

Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth

With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2017)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program.  

The Museum's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from May 30–June 3 at Belmont University, and in Los Angeles from July 18–22 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, the Recording Academy®, and the Hot Topic Foundation.

"GRAMMY Camp provides a unique, in-depth experience for high school students who are interested in exploring careers in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. "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. 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."

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2018 will be available online in September at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

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 Instrumental Performance 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

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 18–22

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 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.

2017 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Jack Armbrust

Wheaton, Ill.

Audio Engineering

Luke Atkins

Mount Juliet, Tenn.

Instrument-Guitar

Chris Attigliato

Thompson's Station, Tenn.

Instrument-Guitar

Jennifer Barnett

East Lansing, Mich.

Vocal Performance

Jarren Blair

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Songwriting

Ava Boney

Franklin, Tenn.

Vocal Performance

Devin Buford

Antioch, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Teddy Castellucci

Brentwood, Tenn.

Instrument-Drums

Lydia Crider

Nashville

Songwriting

Chloe Duvall

Portland, Tenn.

Songwriting

Campbell Fields

Oklahoma City

Vocal Performance

Harrison Finks

Memphis, Tenn.

Instrument-Keyboard

Patricia Franks

Nashville.

Audio Engineering

Calista Garcia

Arlington, Va.

Songwriting

Jonah Goldstein

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Instrument-Guitar

Yahnise Harris

Smyrna, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Zaniah Harris

Smyrna, Tenn.

Vocal Performance

Liam Hogue

Nashville

Audio Engineering

Maren Huelsman

Indianapolis

Songwriting

Jake Hutchins

Mount Juliet, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Matthew Jazwinski

Cary, Ill.

Instrument-Bass

Carter Jones

Davidson, N.C.

Songwriting

Lochlan Kilkelly

Nashville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Palmer Lessenberry

Glasgow, Ky.

Songwriting

Maya Lozinsky

Newton, Mass.

Songwriting

Ally Lubera

La Grange, Ill.

Songwriting

Kayla McKinney

Princeton, W.Va.

Instrument-Bass

Kamryn Palmer

Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

Instrument-Guitar

Anna Pearson

Whites Creek, Tenn.

Songwriting

Kyle Richards

Nashville

Songwriting

Jaelee Roberts

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Vocal Performance

Elli Rowe

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Songwriting

Antonio Sims II

Collierville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Weston Stewart

Old Hickory, Tenn.

Instrument-Guitar

Grayson Thurman

Frankfort, Ky.

Vocal Performance

Jonathan Ullman

Graysville, Ohio

Audio Engineering

Keegan Valentine

White House, Tenn.

Instrument-Guitar

Payton Velligan

Denver, N.C.

Vocal Performance

David Weatherspoon

Edgewater, Fla.

Instrument-Drums

Samuel Wood

Richardson, Texas

Instrument-Keyboard

 

2017 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Gianna Adams

Las Vegas

Songwriting

Rowan Adams-Waters

Culver City, Calif.

Instrument-Trombone

Cameron Ailiff

Davidsonville, Md.

Electronic Music Production

Brandi Alden

Cornelius, N.C.

Video Production

Arica Aninag

Stockton, Calif.

Instrument-Keyboard

Ciera Barnett

Chicago

Music Journalism

Matthew Barri

Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Dylan Brendel

Lake Winnebago, Mo.

Audio Engineering

Kenneth Brown

Inglewood, Calif.

Instrument-Trumpet

Aidan Burke

Hanover, Mass.

Audio Engineering

Julianna Burke

Batavia, Ill.

Music Business

Ava Cardoso-Smith

Los Angeles

Vocal Performance

Olivia Cargile

Kailua, Hawaii

Music Business

Sean Carter II

Saint Petersburg, Fla.

Audio Engineering

Giana Castro

Fresno, Calif.

Video Production

Nicholas Catalan

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Instrument-Bass

Libby Cates

East Prairie, Mo.

Vocal Performance

Danielle Chavez

Los Angeles

Music Journalism

Luka Chazal-Slote

Naples, Fla.

Electronic Music Production

Arielle Cohen

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Songwriting

Ella Collier

Atlanta

Songwriting

Kate Cosentino

Overland Park, Kan.

Music Business

Anthony Cullins

Fallbrook, Calif.

Instrument-Guitar

Max Dolinsky

Chicago

Music Business

Riley Domville

Lees Summit, Mo.

Electronic Music Production

Trinity Drummond

Bronxville, N.Y.

Vocal Performance

Patrick Dukes

Huntersville, N.C.

Instrument-Guitar

Eden Edwards

Port Hueneme, Calif.

Video Production

Noah Ehler

Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

Instrument-Guitar

Sophie Feldman

Mercer Island, Wash.

Songwriting

Jade Fink

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Instrument-Bass

Edward Friedman

New York

Electronic Music Production

Hank Friedman

Englewood, Colo.

Electronic Music Production

Hannah George

Westlake Village, Calif.

Music Journalism

Lillian Graves

Moorpark, Calif.

Music Journalism

Ashley Nicole Greene

Oceanside, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Chloe Guzman

Whittier, Calif.

Music Business

Jessica Harper

Fayette, Mo.

Songwriting

Curtis Harris

Burbank, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Miles Harvey

Peekskill, N.Y.

Instrument-Guitar

Raven Hayes

Saint Ann, Mo.

Music Business

Miles Hudgins

Milford, N.J.

Electronic Music Production

Nicolai Jeffries

Elgin, S.C.

Audio Engineering

Parker Jones

Post Falls, Idaho

Instrument-Drums

Juliana Judge

San Gabriel, Calif.

Music Journalism

Liza Kaye

Dallas

Instrument-Keyboard

Katelynn Kissler

Westlake Village, Calif.

Instrument-Bass

Spencer Knobloch

Toluca Lake, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Charles Kogen

Los Angeles

Songwriting

Drew Korn

Greenwich, Conn.

Vocal Performance

Daniel Lee

Valencia, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Bennett Lewis

Greensboro, N.C.

Electronic Music Production

Sarah Longfellow

Norton, Ohio

Electronic Music Production

Sean Lyman

Mill Valley, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Casey Malanuk

Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Songwriting

Analise Malick

Mooresville, N.C.

Vocal Performance

Danielle McDuffie

Wellington, Fla.

Music Business

David McInnes

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Instrument-Drums

Carlos Membreno

Van Nuys, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Edward Min

Menlo Park, Calif.

Songwriting

Isaiah Muhammad

Atlanta

Music Business

Skylar Nicholson

Newnan, Ga.

Video Production

Drew Norman

Atlanta

Music Journalism

Ricky Persaud, Jr.

Irvington, N.J.

Songwriting

Nia Pope

Dover, Del.

Music Journalism

Astra Rincon

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Instrument-Saxophone

Julia Singer

Manalapan, N.J.

Music Journalism

Maxwell Sjostrom

Gorham, N.H.

Vocal Performance

Reid Sorel

Oakland, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Emily Spector

Pelham, N.Y.

Songwriting

Courtney Stanley

Great Mills, Md.

Music Journalism

Jeyhan Turker

Leesburg, Va.

Vocal Performance

Shane Turner

Portola Valley, Calif.

Instrument-Keyboard

Nicholas Vyner

Houston

Vocal Performance

Kordell Weaver

Durham, N.C.

Electronic Music Production

Madelyn Whalen

San Jose, Calif.

Music Journalism

Trent Woodman

Van Nuys, Calif.

Instrument-Drums

Natalie Yam

Alexander Zuniga

Vallejo, Calif.

Huntington Park, Calif.

Instrument-Guitar

Music Business

 

 

 

Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music educational and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

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Media Contacts:

Christina Cassidy/Recording Academy/310.581.8670/christina.cassidy@grammy.com

 

Program Contact:

David R. Sears/GRAMMY Museum/310.581.8663/david@grammy.com

 

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