The Recording Academy announced yesterday that they will be holding three sets of GRAMMY camps in three major United States cities in 2012. The signature camp experience for American high school students will be held in New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville in the summer. The camp was previously held in Los Angeles for the last seven years and for the first time in New York City last summer. This is the first year it’s expanded to Nashville.
Applications are currently online and students can apply at grammyintheschools.com. The application deadline is March 31st, 2012. Financial aid is available and 75 percent of students who have applied for aid have received it in the past. Students are allowed to apply for all three locations, and there is discounted tuition available for participation in multiple sessions. The GRAMMY camp is also searching for camp counselors between the ages of 21 to 25.
“We are extremely excited to bring GRAMMY Camp to three dynamic music markets in the summer of 2012, and provide this valuable experience to the next generation of music makers,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “GRAMMY Camp is one of our most immersive programs in terms of exposing young people to what it’s like to have an actual working career in the music business, and the opportunity to receive instruction directly from GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals instills knowledge, confidence and lasting lessons on GRAMMY campers.”
For details on each of the three camps, read below:
GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 14–23, 2012
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 heldat the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.
GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 17–24, 2012
GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 6–13, 2012
GRAMMY Camp Nashville and GRAMMY Camp N.Y. are eight-day residential programs for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. 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. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Black River Entertainment located on Nashville’s legendary music row and GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.