Grammy-winning and -nominated professionals and industry specialists affiliated with The Recording Academy will participate in Grammy Camp, which is open to high school students from the U.S. and will take place in two cities this summer—Los Angeles and Nashville, TN. This year Grammy Camp will be nonresidential, and students must provide their own accommodations and transportation. The deadline to apply is March 31--applications can be found online at grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammy-camp/apply.
The camp in Nashville will be held May 30 - June 3 (nonresidential day camp) hosted by Belmont University. The camp in L.A. will be held July 18 - 22 (nonresidential day camp) hosted by University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Grammy Camp is an interactive summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music. The camp provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. Camp Los Angeles and Camp Nashville will both host a five-day nonresidential camp for students. Tuition is $1,500 per camp. Through the generous contribution of Journeys, Nashville-area residents accepted to Grammy Camp will be offered at a discounted tuition rate of $100. Financial assistance is available to qualified students.
The 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.
Funding for Grammy Camp is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Journeys, RBC Foundation USA, The Recording Academy and Hot Topic Foundation as well as individual donors. In-kind supporters include: AEG Live, Avid, Belmont University, CenterStaging, Focusrite, JBL, Novation, Roland, Shure, and the USC Thornton School of Music.
U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and track-specific requirements on the website by March 31. The application fee is $25 per person. A separate financial assistance form is also available to needs-based students.
For more information and to apply, visit grammyintheschools.com.