GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS 173 STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE, ST. PAUL, LOS ANGELES, AND NEW YORK

Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 9, 2014) — The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 167 talented high school students from 125 U.S. cities and 31 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. Additionally, through a partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, six international students from China, Japan and England will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students attending all four of this year’s GRAMMY Camps to 173. 

The Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from June 9 – 13 at Belmont University; St. Paul, Minn., from June 13 – 21 at McNally Smith College of Music; Los Angeles from July 12 – 21 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 3 – 11 at Converse Rubber Tracks (in Brooklyn). This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by Davey Silverman, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the RBC Foundation USA, and other individual donors.

"The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp has become our signature program that provides young people with an extraordinarily in-depth experience, giving them a genuine sense of what it's like to have a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Each and every GRAMMY Camper benefits from this program and takes with them valuable lessons learned as they continue their music journeys."

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2015 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2015. Financial aid is available and approximately 80 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

"Ten years ago, when GRAMMY Camp began, we could not have imagined how this program would have grown and how the students who participate would have thrived from the experience," said Kristen Madsen, Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. "The program and the campers have exceeded all of our expectations and we are looking forward to what the next decade will bring."

GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 9 – 13

The program 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 four music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards.  All students will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned during camp at the open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University in Nashville.

2014 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees And Tracks

Carolyn  AlexanderMason, OhioSongwriting
Joshua BirdsongHowell, Mich.Songwriting
Jarren BlairHendersonville, Tenn.Songwriting
Riley BoyerNashville, Tenn.Songwriting
Riley BriaSpring Hill, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Spencer BriaSpring Hill, Tenn.Audio Engineering   
Conner BroomeHendersonville, Tenn.Keyboards
Matthew BurhansTallahassee, Fla.Guitar
Kristyn BurkeNashville, Tenn.Drums
Matthew DavidsonShreveport, La.Guitar
Sabrynn Dugsin-PorchukHendersonville, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Katie DunlapHendersonville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Isaiah FogleBirmingham, Ala.Drums
Josie GauthierBrentwood, Tenn.Songwriting
Julia GomezTampa, Fla.Songwriting
Grayton GreenNashville, Tenn.Guitar
Nicholas GruverCharlotte, N.C.Audio Engineering
Zachary HarperLivingston, Tenn.Guitar
Eric HaydenMayfield, Ky.Bass
Taiylor JamesClarksville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Amanda JonesSmyrna, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Kennedi LykkenSpicer, Minn.Songwriting
Natalie MadiganMurfreesboro, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Taylor MatsonNashville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Nathan MethvinLeoma, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Kyrus NewmanClarksville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Vallie NolesKnoxville, Tenn.Songwriting
Margaret PeakeWaterville Valley, N.H.Songwriting
Anna PearsonWhites Creek, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Ethan PhillipsCookeville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Mark PierceKingston Springs, Tenn.Songwriting
Wes SaltonAtlantaAudio Engineering
Katherine SaulBrentwood, Tenn.Vocal Performance
Davy TalleyNashville, Tenn.Bass
Camille ThorntonGreat Falls, Va.Songwriting
Emmie WadeNashville, Tenn.Songwriting
Marcus WannerNashville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Malik Williams                           Clarksville, Tenn.Audio Engineering
Carson YoungNashville, Tenn.Guitar

GRAMMY Camp St. Paul: June 13 – 21

GRAMMY Camp St. Paul is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive 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 six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp St. Paul will be held at the McNally Smith College of Music.

2014 GRAMMY Camp St. Paul Selectees And Tracks

Kobi AbcedeBurbank, CalifDrums
Carrell AndrewsOrlando, Fla.Songwriting
Abijah ArcherMinneapolis Audio Engineering
Onyeka AsemotaBaltimore Electronic Music Production
Jaylan AshleyOmaha, Neb.Video Production
Carthi BensonMililani, HawaiiBass
Isaiah CarterLee Summit, Mo.Drums
Audrey CorbinSt. LouisVideo Production
Holden DensonPortland, Ore.Video Production
Alvontae Dillard-TurnerMaplewood, Minn.Audio Engineering
Noah GarrettKansas City, Mo.Electronic Music Production
Noah GarvinLakeville, Minn.Electronic Music Production
Jorge GomezVancouver, Wash.Guitar
Ian GordonScottsdale, Ariz.Audio Engineering
Zachary HernandezVentura, Calif.Keyboards
Mikey LaSusaEagan, Minn.Guitar
David LopezTucson, Ariz.Audio Engineering
Lauren PadillaMililani, HawaiiSongwriting
Ryan PeeteWoodland Hills, Calif.Songwriting
Alecsys Proctor-TurnerMiamiVocal Performance
Xavier QuartermanOrlando, Fla.Electronic Music Production
Alex RichardsonPortland, Ore.Video Production
Jarem SaundersLayton, UtahAudio Engineering
Larry StarksMemphis, Tenn.Electronic Music Production
Ava SuppelsaEvanston, Ill.Songwriting
Anisha VoraTacoma, Wash.Video Production
Nicholas WalkerMenifee, Calif.Vocal Performance
Luke WeathersbyDaphne, Ala.Songwriting
Amanda WilsonHinsdale, Ill.Audio Engineering
Brandon WoodyBaltimore Winds & Strings
Alessandra ZiolkowskiSpringfield, Ore.Songwriting

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 12 – 21

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 Journalism; Music Business; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings.

All tracks culminate in media projects, CD 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.

2014 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees And Tracks

Zoe AdlerLong Beach, Calif.Music Journalism
Alexander ArnaoutThousand Oaks, Calif.Bass
Christopher AstoquillcaGlendale, Calif.Winds & Strings 
Jamison BakenBillings , Mont.Video Production
Brendan BellDenver Electronic Music Production
William Berdine Irvine, CalifDrums
Justin Berger-DavisMonrovia, Calif.Bass
Brooks BrownLeawood, Kan.Electronic Music Production
Matthew BurhansTallahassee, Fla.Bass
Nestor CarreraBell Gardens, Calif.Audio Engineering
Mackin CarrollHuntington Beach, Calif.Songwriting
Ben CohenColumbia, Md.Electronic Music Production
Hayley CorbettFlorham Park, N.J.Music Business
Lauren CraigChicago Video Production
John CraytorBroadlands, Va.Music Business
Hannah CurrieAndover, Mass.Music Business
Mary DawsonManhattan Beach, Calif.Music Journalism
Kayla DeWittEncinitas, Calif.Electronic Music Production
Caelyn DoveyBelvedere, Calif.Songwriting
Thatcher ErvinMadbury, N.H.Electronic Music Production
Kyla FosterBrooklyn, N.Y.Video Production
Justin GerberLos Angeles Guitar
Yasamin GhodsbinNewport Beach, Calif.Audio Engineering
Cory GibsonProvo, UtahVideo Production
Tiffani GipsonSpring Hill, Tenn.Music Business
Jordan HadfieldLondonDrums
Emily HaydenArgyle, TexasMusic Business
Raina HendersonCloster, N.J.Electronic Music Production
Lam HiuHong KongWinds & Strings 
Katherine HoThousand Oaks,  Calif.Vocal Performance
Angelie  HumbertGeneva, Ill.Music Journalism
Naomi HymanIrvine, Calif.Vocal Performance
Jack IngramOverland Park, Kan.Guitar
Jason IyamaLos AngelesGuitar
Leilani KilgoreTemecula, Calif.Guitar
Kunito KitaiTokyoDrums
Savannah KnightNewnan, Ga.Music Business
Hannah  KovenskySavannah, Ga.Music Journalism
Ohsun KwonCampbell, Calif.Audio Engineering
Jarrett LampleyChicago Music Business
Annie LangstonMercer Island, Wash.Music Business
Mikey LaSusaEagan, Minn.Guitar
Eric MascoloLittleton, Colo.Audio Engineering
Jamar MathieuNew Orleans Video Production
Paxton McMurrayToluca Lake, Calif.Keyboards
Jensen McRaeWoodland Hills , Calif.Songwriting
Evan MehtaBurbank, Calif.Keyboards
Sage MelcherHoneoye Falls, N.Y.Songwriting
Trace MillerHoustonDrums
Ayaana NashSaint Cloud, Fla.Electronic Music Production
Nyallah  NoahValley Village, Calif.Vocal Performance
Claire NordstromPacific Palisades, Calif.Songwriting
Jake NufferSan Diego Guitar
Patrick O'HalloranSeattle Electronic Music Production
Renato ParisLondonSongwriting
Carly PricePacific Palisades, Calif.Music Journalism
Alexis PurvisShalimar, Fla.Vocal Performance
Victoria QuartararoWyckoff, N.J.Songwriting
Lydon QuillEl Cajon, Calif.Electronic Music Production
LizVette RiveraHitchcock, TexasWinds & Strings 
Emmy RussellKingston Springs, Tenn.Songwriting
Ethan SapirPotomac, Md.Music Journalism
Micaiah SawyerAvondale, Ariz.Songwriting
Lawrence ScannielloFreehold, N.J.Guitar
Alexander SopalaChicagoAudio Engineering
Anthony SprunkMonroe , Neb.Audio Engineering
Yoko SuzukiTokyo Keyboard
Noah TauscherHood River, Ore.Songwriting
Lau TszHong Kong Winds & Strings
Josh TurnerBurbank, Calif.Bass
Madi WalshTemecula, Calif.Audio Engineering
Kassandra WinchesterMesa, Ariz.Music Journalism
Stephanie WoodfordSan Francisco Keyboards
Shawn YaoCupertino, Calif.Audio Engineering
Maxwell YiHoustonElectronic Music Production

GRAMMY Camp New York: Aug. 3 – 11

GRAMMY Camp New York is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive 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 six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp New York will be held at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn.

2014 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees And Tracks

Kayleigh AmstutzSpringfield, Mo.Songwriting
Jessica AratenGwynedd Valley, Pa.Guitar
Kellcee BatchelorTarboro, N.C.Electronic Music Production
Lucas BrossBeverly Hills, Calif.Video Production
Shannon CorsiRumson, N.J.Songwriting
Nicholas DavisonGrand Bay, Ala.Video Production
Carson DentTacoma, Wash.Drums
Alex FiedlerVerona, N.J.Vocal Performance
Kitt Flamer-CalderaBrooklyn, N.Y.Audio Engineering
Nick FooseLancaster, Pa.Electronic Music Production
Travia GallonTallahassee, Fla.Audio Engineering
Alecia GreeneSandy Springs, Ga.Video Production
Stephanie HanveyHowell, N.J.Vocal Performance
Miranda HenryBelleville, Ill.Winds & Strings
Malik JohnsonMilwaukeeElectronic Music Production
Lauren JonesEssexville, Mich.Songwriting
Kyle KnudsenPalm Harbor, Fla.Songwriting
Collin LombardoMandeville, La.Audio Engineering
Samuel  LoweElon, N.C.Drums
Tavis Lance MappMoreland, Ga.Guitar
Christine MeisenhelterAberdeen, N.J. Bass
Angelica PollardSan Ramon, Calif.Video Production
Giana PoppoArmonk, N.Y.Vocal Performance
Sam RossLong Beach, Calif.Keyboards
Peter RussoNew York Audio Engineering
Julian ScanlanMount Laurel, N.J.Electronic Music Production
Emily WeeksAtlantaSongwriting
William Wooten Jr.Tarboro, N.C.Songwriting

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. 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. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy partnered to present the first Music Educator Award in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the second annual Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2015. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools" on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn), and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn). 

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Program Contact:

David R. Sears/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/david@grammy.com

Media Contacts:

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/hannah.berryman@grammy.com

Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com

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