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***MEDIA ALERT FOR JULY 17 & 22, 2012***
GRAMMY CAMP TO HOST ARTISTS RYAN RABIN AND HALEY REINHART AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS BRIAN LONDON AND STEVEN SLATE ON JULY 17
GRAMMY CAMP SHOWCASE CONCERT CONCLUDES GRAMMY CAMP ON JULY 22 AT EL REY THEATRE
GRAMMY Foundation®Summer Program Brings Youth from Across the Country Together with Outstanding Artists and Music Industry Professionals at University of Southern California From July 14 – 23
WHO: GRAMMY® -winning and-nominated professionals, industry specialists affiliated with
The Recording Academy® and 136 high school students from 116 cities and 32 states across the United States participate in the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp® in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York this summer.In addition to a faculty of music professionals, on July 17, during Guest Professional Day at GRAMMY Camp, visiting artists and industry professionals will include:Ryan Rabin,Haley Reinhart and industry professionals Scott Goldman, Daniel Kohn, Brian London, and Steven Slate, among others. On July 17 GRAMMY Camp culminates in a Showcase Concert produced entirely by the students and featuring original songs created during GRAMMY Camp.
WHAT: Eighth Annual GRAMMY Camp®— the GRAMMY Foundation's signature music industry camp for
U.S. high school students — is an interactive residential 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 L.A. offers seven music career tracks: Concert Production; Electronic Music Production; Engineering for Audio & Video;Marketing & Management;Music Journalism; Performance — Instrumental or Vocal, and Songwriting. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances.
Held for the past seven years in Los Angeles, the program expanded to the East Coast last year to reach a broader range of students. This year GRAMMY Camp was hosted for the first time in Nashville at Black River Entertainment from June 17–24. GRAMMY Camp will take place in Los Angeles from July 14–23 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. GRAMMY Camp will be held in Brooklyn, N.Y. from Aug. 6–13 at Converse Rubber Tracks. Students were able to apply to multiple sessions of GRAMMY Camp, and tuition was discounted for participation in more than one session. Financial aid was available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported in part by Best Buy, Black River Entertainment, Converse, and Guitar Center.Financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp was generously provided by ASCAP, AudioTechnica, BET, CenterStaging, Electronic Arts, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, KCRW, Kroesche Music Group,The Recording Academy®, Universal Music Group, as well as several individual donors.
WHERE: Guest Professional Day
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Credentialed Media Check In At Carson Television Center
Park in Parking Structure 4: Jefferson / Roya
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Media Check-in: 9:45 a.m.
Guest Professional Day
Workshops:9 – 10:30 a.m.
Daniel Kohnof entertainment writer will mentor the music journalism students.
Keyboardist and former musical director for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars, Brian London will work with a group of instrumental performance students.
Drummer Ryan Rabin of Grouplove will work with a group of instrumental performance students as well.
Interscope recording artist Haley Reinhart will mentor a group of vocal performance students.
Slate Pro Audio owner Steven Slate will be a guest in the audio engineering track and music production track.
LIVE: Monetize Your Music Master Panel: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Participants include Brian London; drummerRyan Rabin; recording artistHaley Reinhart; Slate Pro Audio owner Steven Slatewill participate in a campwide panel. The panel will be moderated by Scott Goldman, vice president of the GRAMMY Foundation® / MusiCares®.
One on One Interviews: 11:30 a.m. – noon
With Brian London, Ryan Rabin, Haley Reinhart,Steven Slateand GRAMMY Campers
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. 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. Campbell's Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschoolsand follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn.
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**NOTE: B-roll of GRAMMY Camp highlights is available.**
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