GRAMMY Camp Application Period Open Through March 31, 2012

October 31, 2011 -- 2:11 pm PDT

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its GRAMMY Camp 2012 program for high school students. The final application deadline is March 31, 2012. The Los Angeles installment of GRAMMY Camp will take place July 14–23, 2012, at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout L.A. Additional GRAMMY Camp 2012 dates and locations will be announced shortly. In the past, approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid received assistance.

The program is part of the Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools offerings and is supported in part by Best Buy and Converse. GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an 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. The program offers seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Marketing & Management; Music Journalism; Songwriting; and a Performance Track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate with media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances. For more information on GRAMMY Camp and other GRAMMY in the Schools programs, visit www.grammyintheschools.com.