Grammy Camp Going Bicoastal

The Grammy Foundation sent over word that Grammy Camp will be held in both Los Angeles and New York in summer 2011.

Held for the past six years in Los Angeles, the program is expanding to the East Coast to reach a broader range of students. Applications are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2011.

"I would encourage any U.S. high school student interested in exploring a career in the music industry whether as a performer, a producer, a songwriter, a journalist, an engineer or a promoter to apply to one or both of our Grammy Camps," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

"Everything about this unique experience, from the collaborative nature of the creative exchange among campers, to the extraordinary hands-on instruction they receive from Grammy-winning artists and industry professionals, is designed to provide insights, skills and a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in the music industry. Every music person I speak to about Grammy Camp says, 'I wish they had something like this when I was young'; it's simply that impactful a program."

Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of Grammy Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. Students are able to apply to either or both sessions of Grammy Camp, and there is discounted tuition for participation in both sessions.

Grammy Camp L.A.: July 918, 2011: The program 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 offers six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Songwriting; and a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. Grammy Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.

Grammy Camp N.Y.: Aug. 28, 2011: Grammy Camp N.Y. is seven-day residential program for high school students hosted in New York at Converse Rubber Tracks studio, the new state-of-the-art recording studio Converse will open in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2011. It offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams consisting of 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, and will culminate in a launch party at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.

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