WHO: GRAMMY® Award-winning and -nominated professionals, industry specialists affiliated with The Recording Academy® and high school students from across the United States. Past teaching artists include: recording artist Brandi Carlile; GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter/producer/recording artist Lamont Dozier; multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group Earth, Wind & Fire; DJ Faust; multi-GRAMMY winning producer David Foster; multi-GRAMMY winning producer and Recording Academy Board chair Jimmy Jam; singer/songwriter Josh Kelley; saxophonist and KTWV–FM (The Wave) radio host Dave Koz; songwriter/producer/recording artist Jeff Lorber; Minor Productions Inc. President/CEO and "American Idol" musical director Rickey Minor; DJ Shortee; GRAMMY winning guitarist Steve Vai, Sublime's Eric Wilson and GRAMMY Award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer.
WHAT: Fourth Annual GRAMMY Camp® — The program offers 75 selected high school students a 14-day interactive 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. GRAMMY Camp is sponsored in part by Epiphone Guitar.
The curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording and emphasizes new and emerging music technologies. The program offers 15 music career tracks: Audio Engineering; DJ-Remixing; Film Scoring; Music Journalism; Music Production; Video Game Music and Sound Design; and performance tracks in Keyboard; Guitar; Bass; Drums; Saxophone; Trumpet; Trombone and Songwriting. A new track this year, Concert Promotion/Production, is being coordinated by AEG Live. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles, Calif.
WHERE: University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA 90089
and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles, Calif.
WHEN: Online application now available at www.grammyintheschools.com in the GRAMMY Camp section.
Student and counselor deadline to apply is April 30, 2008
GRAMMY Camp runs July 12 – 26, 2008
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. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com
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