142 High School Students Heading To GRAMMY Camp This Summer

The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 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."

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
)

Mikayla AhernCrest Hill, Ill.Vocal Performance
Chris AttigliatoThomspon's Station, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Madeline BalesLebanon, Tenn.Songwriting
Ava BoneyFranklin, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Carmen BrandyFranklin, Tenn.Songwriting
Madison BurnetteMt. Juliet, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Kelle CatesEast Prairie, Mo.Vocal Performance
Andrew CavenderThomasville, Ga.Vocal Performance
Jacob CopelandChauncey, W. Va.Instrument – Guitar
William Kelsey CrewsBrentwood, Tenn.Instrument – Guitar
Lydia CriderNashville, Tenn.Songwriting
Thea DanosOld Hickory, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Gina DeFilippoWadsworth, OhioSongwriting
Melanie EllingsonLorain, OhioInstrument – Guitar
Jamel FarrakhanNashville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Jack FilipovicBrentwood, Tenn.Instrument – Bass
Caroline FingerBrentwood, Tenn.Songwriting
Haley FishbergerMiami Beach, Fla.Songwriting
Terence FullerVauxhall, N.J.Instrument – Drums
Ele GillilandSpring Hill, Tenn.Songwriting
Talia GirvinWesley Chapel, Fla.Vocal Performance
Mary Marguerite HallFranklin, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Eric LathamBirmingham, Ala.Audio Engineering
Palmer LessenberryGlasgow, Ky.Instrument – Keys
Dajoun MasonAntioch, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Jack MaxwellNashville, Tenn.Instrument – Bass
Kristen McCampbellBurns, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Michael McClellanFranklin, Tenn.Instrument – Guitar
Anna McLaughlinMedia, Pa.Instrument – Guitar
Matt MitchellHendersonville, Tenn.Instrument – Keys
Gregory Nichols Jr.Nashville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Anna PearsonWhites Creek, Tenn.Songwriting
Alexis PetoHendersonville, Tenn.Songwriting
Griffin PhotoglouNashville, Tenn.Instrument – Drums
Lucki PriceNashville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Logan RidingsBrentwood, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Weston StewartOld Hickory, Tenn.Instrument – Guitar
Mulan ThroneberryDecatur, Ala.Songwriting
Hannah Grace UmphersKingston Springs, Tenn.Songwriting
Rachel WalleDuncanville, TexasSongwriting

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 BalemboisLos AngelesMusic Journalism 
Elijah BassettRound Rock, TexasAudio Engineering
Carthi BensonSan Pedro, Calif.Instrument – Bass
Faith BensonSan Pedro, Calif.Instrument – Drums
Alexia BertonSanta Barbara, Calif.Music Business 
Jacob BriceLansing, Kan.Electronic Music Production
Kenneth BrownInglewood, Calif.Instrument – Trumpet
Nia BurnleyUpper Marlboro, Md.Instrument – Keys
Markus CancillaSanta Monica, Calif.Electronic Music Production
Audrey ChuManalapan, N.J.Songwriting
Daniel CoboRancho Cucamonga, Calif.Instrument – Saxophone
Tess ConsidineHighland Park, Ill.Music Business 
Carson DentLakewood, Wash.Instrument – Drums
Brandon DouglasCarrollton, TexasVideo Production & Motion Graphics
Patrick DukesHuntersville, N.C.Instrument – Guitar
Kalista DwyerPort Orange, Fla.Music Business 
Graham EdmondsLawrence, Kan.Music Business 
Raphael FigliuloNew YorkVocal Performance
Tyler FineJacksonville, Fla.Audio Engineering
Jade FinkPacific Palisades, Calif.Instrument – Bass
Mia FinneyManhattan Beach, Calif.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Kyla Foster-BagleyBrooklyn, N.Y.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Cheyanne FoxChino, Calif.Instrument – Bass
Jaden GillGoleta, Calif.Music Journalism 
Ethan Ginsberg-MargMurrieta, Calif.Electronic Music Production
Ebony GrahamPhiladelphiaMusic Journalism 
Ashley Nicole GreeneOceanside, Calif.Electronic Music Production
Kyran HainjeDuluth, Ga.Electronic Music Production
Joshua HayesLos AngelesInstrument – Guitar
Ryan HoffmanColumbia, Ill.Songwriting
Ilya HoraSan FranciscoMusic Journalism
Sawyer IkedaNovato, Calif.Instrument – Guitar
Rahsaan IsonNew OrleansAudio Engineering
Allison KellySt. Augustine, Fla.Songwriting
Isabella KingSan AntonioMusic Business 
Charles KogenLos AngelesSongwriting
David KornBelmont, Mass.Audio Engineering
Emily KrogAustin, TexasVocal Performance
Dominic LaRoccaColumbia, Md.Audio Engineering
Bennett LewisGreensboro, N.C.Electronic Music Production
Connor LowLake St. Louis, Mo.Instrument – Guitar
Michael MaherBoulder, Colo.Electronic Music Production
Analise MalickMooresville, N.C.Vocal Performance
Danielle McDuffieOrlando, Fla.Music Journalism 
Anna McLaughlinMedia, Pa.Instrument – Guitar
Dorien MeilleurLos AngelesElectronic Music Production
Honor MiltonHoustonMusic Journalism 
Jesse MunsatWashington, D.C.Electronic Music Production
M'Lynn MusgroveDallasSongwriting
Kyron NeveauxNew OrleansVideo Production & Motion Graphics
Erika NolanAlamo, Calif.Songwriting
Skyler NolanFleming Island, Fla.Instrument – Saxophone
Greta PasquaSanta Monica, Calif.Songwriting
Dara PhungBurlingame, Calif.Music Business 
Jason PridmoreSammamish, Wash.Music Business 
Kaicey PrittsHoustonMusic Journalism 
Jobi RiccioMorrison, Colo.Songwriting
Taylor SchonbuchLos AngelesVocal Performance
Robert SimmonsJackson, Miss.Instrument – Drums
Billy SmartWake Forest, N.C.Instrument – Guitar
Lauren SmithNewnan, Ga.Vocal Performance
Reid SorelOakland, Calif.Electronic Music Production
Sheldon Steele IIClearwater, Fla.Songwriting
Amanda StoverParsippany, N.J.Music Journalism 
Peighton TubreHammond, La.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Austin TumblinLas Cruces, N.M.Electronic Music Production
Shane TurnerPortola Valley, Calif.Instrument – Keys
Madeline TymMilwaukeeAudio Engineering
Nicholas ValdmanMedina, Wash.Instrument – Keys
Samantha VasquezArcadia, Calif.Music Business 
Mia WaggonerChicagoAudio Engineering
Trent WoodmanVan 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 ApplemanCambridge, Mass.Audio Engineering
Michael BachelderWoodbridge, Conn.Electronic Music Production
Chloe BorthwickChester, N.Y.Songwriting
Arielle BrownBurke, Va.Vocal Performance
Chazz ClarkCatonsville, Md.Audio Engineering
Ella CollierAtlantaSongwriting
Natalie DePergolaLargo, Fla.Instrument – Drums
Elijah DeytonGreeneville, Tenn.Instrument – Drums
Sophie FeldmanMercer Island, Wash.Songwriting
Alyssa GarciaNorristown, Pa.Audio Engineering
Kellen GradyShoreline, Wash.Electronic Music Production
Robert GriffinNew City, N.Y.Instrument – Bass
Preston GrzegorzewskiWarwick, N.Y.Audio Engineering
Jasper HarrisNew York Instrument – Guitar
Miles HarveyPeekskill, N.Y.Instrument – Guitar
Hunter KupersmithCresskill, N.J.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Tristan MendozaSan AntonioElectronic Music Production
Lauren MickeWardsville, Mo.Vocal Performance
Nicole MillerWest Des Moines, IowaSongwriting
Sean MoranLincroft, N.J.Instrument – Keys
Skylar NicholsonNewnan, Ga.Video Production & Motion Graphics
John PacigaAnnandale, N.J.Songwriting
Ricky Persaud Jr.Irvington, N.J.Vocal Performance
Natalie PlutoLeesburg, Va.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Ashley PointerMacon, Ga.Instrument – Violin
Devon PondsCharlotte, N.C.Electronic Music Production
Avery PuryearFair Haven, N.J.Songwriting
Jonna ScopellitoStaten Island, N.Y.Audio Engineering
Lexi ShannonCamp Hill, Pa.Video Production & Motion Graphics
Kyra WilliamsPhiladelphiaVideo Production & Motion Graphics
Alessandra ZiolkowskiPleasant Hill, Ore.Vocal Performance

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