GRAMMY Camp 2016 To Take Place In Los Angeles, Nashville and New York

The 12th Annual GRAMMY Camp — the GRAMMY Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — is an interactive summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music. GRAMMY Camp provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. GRAMMY Camp New York will include a nine-day interactive residential summer music experience July 31 - Aug. 8. GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles will host a 10-day residential camp June 18 - June 27. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will host a five-day nonresidential day camp for local students May 31- June 4. Through the generous contributions of Converse and Journeys, Nashville, Tenn., area residents accepted to GRAMMY Camp Nashville are offered a discounted tuition rate of $100.00. This will be the 12th GRAMMY Camp held in Los Angeles. Both New York and Nashville have hosted camps in prior years.

GRAMMY Camp curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording, and emphasizes new and emerging music technologies. The program offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in eight tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Instrumental Performance: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Winds & Strings; Music Business; Music Journalism;  Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Songwriting. Select career tracks are offered in each location. All tracks culminate in media projects, album recordings, an open house, and/or performances.

Financial assistance for residential camps is available to qualified students. Funding is generously provided by Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, Converse, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Journeys, RBC Foundation USA, The Recording Academy, Hot Topic Foundation, as well as individual donors. In-kind supporters include: AEG Live, Avid, CenterStaging, El Rey Theatre, Focusrite, Guitar Center, JBL, the New School University for Jazz & Contemporary Music, Novation, Roland, Shure, and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Students should apply by March 31 at www.grammyintheschools.com.

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Kevin Burke

Attended GRAMMY Camp New York 2011, 2012; GRAMMY In The Schools Media Team 2012

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