The Grammy Foundation has selected 132 high school students from 100 cities and 28 states to participate in the 11th annual Grammy Camp program. Four international students from Engalnd and Japan will also attend the Grammy Camp in LA, made possible through a partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry.

GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP®

IN NASHVILLE, LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK

Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth

With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 14, 2015) — The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 132 talented high school students from 100 U.S. cities and 28 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 11th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. Additionally, through a partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, four international students from England and Japan will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students attending all three of this year's GRAMMY Camps to 136. 

The Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from June 1–5 at Belmont University; Los Angeles from June 20–29 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 2–10 at Converse Rubber Tracks (in Brooklyn). This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Best Buy, Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by Mrs. Mike Silverman, Hot Topic Foundation, RBC Foundation USA, and other individual donors.

"From its first summer 11 years ago through today, I've seen the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp grow into a hallmark program that gives young people a truly immersive summer learning experience," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Not only do GRAMMY Campers build lasting friendships, but they live and learn lasting lessons about how to seriously pursue a career in the music industry."

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2016 will be online later this summer at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. Financial aid is available and approximately 90 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 1–5

The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. This unique opportunity focuses on all aspects of commercial music and provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The camp 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 an open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

2015 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Cassidy Best

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Songwriting

Joshua Birdsong

Howell, Mich.

Songwriting

Jarren Blair

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Songwriting

Madeline Boreham

Coppell, Texas

Vocal Performance

Matthew Burhans

Tallahassee, Fla.

Guitar

William Kelsey Crews

Brentwood, Tenn.

Guitar

Talon David

Greenbrier, Tenn.

Songwriting

Matthew Davidson

Shreveport, La.

Guitar

Brennan Donahue

Franklin, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Justus Farmer

Nashville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Jack Filipovic

Brentwood, Tenn.

Bass

Allirose Fordyce

Spring, Texas

Songwriting

Ele Gilliland

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Songwriting

Easton Hamlin

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Songwriting

Jonathan Haynes

Antioch, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Brittany Hewitt

Sachse, Texas

Songwriting

Christian Kebert

Franklin, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Anna McLaughlin

Media, Pa.

Guitar

Kate McLaughlin

Indianapolis

Audio Engineering

Madeleine Medley

Franklin, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Briana Middleton

Nashville, Tenn.

Vocal Performance

Charles Miller

Houston

Drums

Matt Mitchell

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Drums

Sarah Morey

Tampa, Fla.

Songwriting

Anna Pearson

Whites Creek, Tenn.

Vocal Performance

Kat Saul

Brentwood, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Alex Schneider

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Lexi Seymour

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Songwriting

Ayana Shepherd

Nashville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Hayden Smith

Knoxville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Caleb Starnes

Franklin, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Silas Terry

White House, Tenn.

Bass

Benjamin Thomas

Nashville, Tenn.

Audio Engineering

Mulan Throneberry

Decatur, Ala.

Keyboards

Sean VanMeter

Jefferson, Ga.

Keyboards

Paul Vinson

Cantonment, Fla.

Vocal Performance

Emmie Wade

Nashville, Tenn.

Songwriting

Sylvie Wiley

North Hollywood, Calif.

Vocal Performance

Jordan Xidas

Wilmette, Ill.

Songwriting

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: June 20–29

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 Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; 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 Los Angeles will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.

2015 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Omar Akrouche

Irvine, Calif.

Bass

Jess Araten

Gwynedd Valley, Pa.

Guitar

Ricardo Beltran

Manor, Texas

Saxophone

Julia Braverman

Demarest, N.J.

Music Journalism

Conner Broome

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Keyboards

Dante Brown

Studio City, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Matthew Burhans

Tallahassee, Fla.

Guitar

Jeannie Cajas

Los Angeles

Guitar

Markus Cancilla

Santa Monica, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Kevin Cincotta

Dayton, Md.

Saxophone

Logan Contino

Lenexa, Kan.

Guitar

David Cooper

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Trombone

Randon Davitt

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Bass

Sophie Elkins

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Vocal Performance

Darren Fuselier

Torrance, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Noah Garrett

Kansas City, Mo.

Electronic Music Production

David Goll

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Electronic Music Production

Solveig Gordon

North Mankato, Minn.

Video Production

Yannis Hannachi

England

Electronic Music Production

Caylan Hays

Union, Ky.

Songwriting

Jack Ingram

Overland Park, Kan.

Songwriting

Nicole Into

Harvard, Mass.

Music Business

Joelle Israel

Chicago

Electronic Music Production

Justin Kass

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Drums

Allison Kelly

Saint Augustine, Fla.

Songwriting

Isabella King

San Antonio

Music Journalism

James King

Harvey, La.

Audio Engineering

Kyle Knudsen

Palm Harbor, Fla.

Songwriting

Jarrett Lampley

Chicago

Music Journalism

Mikey LaSusa

Eagan, Minn.

Guitar

Katherine Liebetrau

Troy, Mich.

Music Business

Ryan MacCuish

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Music Business

McKenzie Madkins

Cooper City, Fla.

Music Business

Ashlin-Raine Manderson

Smyrna, Ga.

Music Business

Alejandra Matheu-Rios

Henderson, Nev.

Music Business

Josh Mehling

Houston

Electronic Music Production

Tristan Mendoza

San Antonio, Texas

Electronic Music Production

Nicole Miller

West Des Moines, Iowa

Songwriting

Honor Milton

Houston

Music Business

Lyndsay Munich

Buffalo, N.Y.

Audio Engineering

Felice Munoz

Los Banos, Calif.

Bass

Connor O'Keefe

Minneapolis

Video Production

Greta Pasqua

Santa Monica, Calif.

Vocal Performance

Ryan Peete

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Songwriting

Taylor Perry

Camp Hill, Pa.

Songwriting

Natalie Pluto

Ashburn, Va.

Video Production

Lydon Quill

El Cajon, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Jonathan Redwood

Lakeview Terrace, Calif.

Drums

Jobi Riccio

Morrison, Colo.

Songwriting

Anthony Richard Jr.

Gretna, La.

Video Production

Joshua Robinson

Hampton, Ga.

Music Journalism

Adrian Rodriguez

Los Angeles

Guitar

Peter Russo

New York

Audio Engineering

Shilpa Sadagopan

Pearland, Texas

Vocal Performance

Derick Sam

New Orleans

Audio Engineering

Ricardo Sanchez

Kissimmee, Fla.

Music Journalism

Lexi Shannon

Camp Hill, Pa.

Music Journalism

Karen Shiraishi

England

Keyboards

Charles Smith

Los Angeles

Music Business

Amanda Stover

Parsippany, N.J.

Video Production

Kazuhiro Takemoto

Japan

Keyboards

Daiki Takeuchi

Japan

Drums

Elise Trouw

La Jolla, Calif.

Drums

Josh Turner

Burbank, Calif.

Bass

Maggie Valdman

Malibu, Calif.

Vocal Performance

Eric Van Thyne

Yorba Linda, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Madi Walsh

Temecula, Calif.

Electronic Music Production

Isabelle Warner

Edina, Minn.

Audio Engineering

Andrew Weitz

Los Angeles

Electronic Music Production

Kyra Williams

Philadelphia

Music Journalism

Paris Williams

Redmond, Wash.

Songwriting

Adam Yaron

Los Angeles

Songwriting

GRAMMY Camp New York: Aug. 2–10

GRAMMY Camp New York is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive summer music experience. This unique experience focuses on all aspects of commercial music and 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 & Motion Graphics; 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 New York will be held at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn.

2015 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Diamond Allen

Stafford, Va.

Vocal Performance

Jarren Blair

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Songwriting

Anfernee Cooke

Rosedale, N.Y.

Video Production

Shannon Corsi

Rumson, N.J.

Songwriting

Lauren Craig

Chicago

Video Production

Cael Dadian

San Diego

Vocal Performance

Ted Davis

Alexandria, Va.

Drums

Blu Detiger

New York

Bass

Kayla DeWitt

Encinitas, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Brendan Ferry

Clarksburg, Md.

Audio Engineering

Nick Foose

Lancaster, Pa.

Electronic Music Production

Kyla Foster-Bagley

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Video Production

Justin Gerber

Los Angeles

Guitar

Brian Lei

Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Audio Engineering

Catherine McCreary

Atlanta

Vocal Performance

Sage Melcher

Honeoye Falls, N.Y.

Songwriting

Pete Miller

Katonah, N.Y.

Electronic Music Production

Karl Munroe

Yarmouth, Maine

Songwriting

Gillian Pasley

Concord, Mass.

Songwriting

Jim Pray

Lowell, Ore.

Guitar

Jared Rapoza

Concord, Mass.

Electronic Music Production

Anders Seline

Delaware, Ohio

Drums

Alexander Sopala

Chicago

Audio Engineering

Ava Suppelsa

Evanston, Ill.

Songwriting

Damian Valverde

Forest Hills, N.Y.

Electronic Music Production

Gabriela Weitzenfeld

Tampa, Fla.

Keyboards

Melanie Wu

Miami

Video Production

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 third annual Music Educator AwardTM will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2016. 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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