GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS 173 STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE, ST. PAUL, LOS ANGELES, AND NEW YORK

Posted on 06-09-14

GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS 173 STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE, ST. PAUL, LOS ANGELES, AND NEW YORK

Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 9, 2014) — The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 167 talented high school students from 125 U.S. cities and 31 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. Additionally, through a partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, six international students from China, Japan and England will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students attending all four of this year’s GRAMMY Camps to 173. 

The Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from June 9 – 13 at Belmont University; St. Paul, Minn., from June 13 – 21 at McNally Smith College of Music; Los Angeles from July 12 – 21 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 3 – 11 at Converse Rubber Tracks (in Brooklyn). This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported by Converse and Journeys. Additional program support is provided by Davey Silverman, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the RBC Foundation USA, and other individual donors.

"The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp has become our signature program that provides young people with an extraordinarily in-depth experience, giving them a genuine sense of what it's like to have a career in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Each and every GRAMMY Camper benefits from this program and takes with them valuable lessons learned as they continue their music journeys."

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2015 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2015. Financial aid is available and approximately 80 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

"Ten years ago, when GRAMMY Camp began, we could not have imagined how this program would have grown and how the students who participate would have thrived from the experience," said Kristen Madsen, Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. "The program and the campers have exceeded all of our expectations and we are looking forward to what the next decade will bring."

GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 9 – 13

The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential 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 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 the open house, which will be held during the last day of camp. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Belmont University in Nashville.

2014 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees And Tracks

Carolyn  Alexander Mason, Ohio Songwriting
Joshua Birdsong Howell, Mich. Songwriting
Jarren Blair Hendersonville, Tenn. Songwriting
Riley Boyer Nashville, Tenn. Songwriting
Riley Bria Spring Hill, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Spencer Bria Spring Hill, Tenn. Audio Engineering   
Conner Broome Hendersonville, Tenn. Keyboards
Matthew Burhans Tallahassee, Fla. Guitar
Kristyn Burke Nashville, Tenn. Drums
Matthew Davidson Shreveport, La. Guitar
Sabrynn Dugsin-Porchuk Hendersonville, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Katie Dunlap Hendersonville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Isaiah Fogle Birmingham, Ala. Drums
Josie Gauthier Brentwood, Tenn. Songwriting
Julia Gomez Tampa, Fla. Songwriting
Grayton Green Nashville, Tenn. Guitar
Nicholas Gruver Charlotte, N.C. Audio Engineering
Zachary Harper Livingston, Tenn. Guitar
Eric Hayden Mayfield, Ky. Bass
Taiylor James Clarksville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Amanda Jones Smyrna, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Kennedi Lykken Spicer, Minn. Songwriting
Natalie Madigan Murfreesboro, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Taylor Matson Nashville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Nathan Methvin Leoma, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Kyrus Newman Clarksville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Vallie Noles Knoxville, Tenn. Songwriting
Margaret Peake Waterville Valley, N.H. Songwriting
Anna Pearson Whites Creek, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Ethan Phillips Cookeville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Mark Pierce Kingston Springs, Tenn. Songwriting
Wes Salton Atlanta Audio Engineering
Katherine Saul Brentwood, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Davy Talley Nashville, Tenn. Bass
Camille Thornton Great Falls, Va. Songwriting
Emmie Wade Nashville, Tenn. Songwriting
Marcus Wanner Nashville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Malik Williams                            Clarksville, Tenn. Audio Engineering
Carson Young Nashville, Tenn. Guitar

GRAMMY Camp St. Paul: June 13 – 21

GRAMMY Camp St. Paul is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive 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 six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production; 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 St. Paul will be held at the McNally Smith College of Music.

2014 GRAMMY Camp St. Paul Selectees And Tracks

Kobi Abcede Burbank, Calif Drums
Carrell Andrews Orlando, Fla. Songwriting
Abijah Archer Minneapolis  Audio Engineering
Onyeka Asemota Baltimore  Electronic Music Production
Jaylan Ashley Omaha, Neb. Video Production
Carthi Benson Mililani, Hawaii Bass
Isaiah Carter Lee Summit, Mo. Drums
Audrey Corbin St. Louis Video Production
Holden Denson Portland, Ore. Video Production
Alvontae Dillard-Turner Maplewood, Minn. Audio Engineering
Noah Garrett Kansas City, Mo. Electronic Music Production
Noah Garvin Lakeville, Minn. Electronic Music Production
Jorge Gomez Vancouver, Wash. Guitar
Ian Gordon Scottsdale, Ariz. Audio Engineering
Zachary Hernandez Ventura, Calif. Keyboards
Mikey LaSusa Eagan, Minn. Guitar
David Lopez Tucson, Ariz. Audio Engineering
Lauren Padilla Mililani, Hawaii Songwriting
Ryan Peete Woodland Hills, Calif. Songwriting
Alecsys Proctor-Turner Miami Vocal Performance
Xavier Quarterman Orlando, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Alex Richardson Portland, Ore. Video Production
Jarem Saunders Layton, Utah Audio Engineering
Larry Starks Memphis, Tenn. Electronic Music Production
Ava Suppelsa Evanston, Ill. Songwriting
Anisha Vora Tacoma, Wash. Video Production
Nicholas Walker Menifee, Calif. Vocal Performance
Luke Weathersby Daphne, Ala. Songwriting
Amanda Wilson Hinsdale, Ill. Audio Engineering
Brandon Woody Baltimore  Winds & Strings
Alessandra Ziolkowski Springfield, Ore. Songwriting

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 12 – 21

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 Journalism; Music Business; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings.

All tracks culminate in media projects, CD 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.

2014 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees And Tracks

Zoe Adler Long Beach, Calif. Music Journalism
Alexander Arnaout Thousand Oaks, Calif. Bass
Christopher Astoquillca Glendale, Calif. Winds & Strings 
Jamison Baken Billings , Mont. Video Production
Brendan Bell Denver  Electronic Music Production
William Berdine  Irvine, Calif Drums
Justin Berger-Davis Monrovia, Calif. Bass
Brooks Brown Leawood, Kan. Electronic Music Production
Matthew Burhans Tallahassee, Fla. Bass
Nestor Carrera Bell Gardens, Calif. Audio Engineering
Mackin Carroll Huntington Beach, Calif. Songwriting
Ben Cohen Columbia, Md. Electronic Music Production
Hayley Corbett Florham Park, N.J. Music Business
Lauren Craig Chicago  Video Production
John Craytor Broadlands, Va. Music Business
Hannah Currie Andover, Mass. Music Business
Mary Dawson Manhattan Beach, Calif. Music Journalism
Kayla DeWitt Encinitas, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Caelyn Dovey Belvedere, Calif. Songwriting
Thatcher Ervin Madbury, N.H. Electronic Music Production
Kyla Foster Brooklyn, N.Y. Video Production
Justin Gerber Los Angeles  Guitar
Yasamin Ghodsbin Newport Beach, Calif. Audio Engineering
Cory Gibson Provo, Utah Video Production
Tiffani Gipson Spring Hill, Tenn. Music Business
Jordan Hadfield London Drums
Emily Hayden Argyle, Texas Music Business
Raina Henderson Closter, N.J. Electronic Music Production
Lam Hiu Hong Kong Winds & Strings 
Katherine Ho Thousand Oaks,  Calif. Vocal Performance
Angelie  Humbert Geneva, Ill. Music Journalism
Naomi Hyman Irvine, Calif. Vocal Performance
Jack Ingram Overland Park, Kan. Guitar
Jason Iyama Los Angeles Guitar
Leilani Kilgore Temecula, Calif. Guitar
Kunito Kitai Tokyo Drums
Savannah Knight Newnan, Ga. Music Business
Hannah  Kovensky Savannah, Ga. Music Journalism
Ohsun Kwon Campbell, Calif. Audio Engineering
Jarrett Lampley Chicago  Music Business
Annie Langston Mercer Island, Wash. Music Business
Mikey LaSusa Eagan, Minn. Guitar
Eric Mascolo Littleton, Colo. Audio Engineering
Jamar Mathieu New Orleans  Video Production
Paxton McMurray Toluca Lake, Calif. Keyboards
Jensen McRae Woodland Hills , Calif. Songwriting
Evan Mehta Burbank, Calif. Keyboards
Sage Melcher Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Songwriting
Trace Miller Houston Drums
Ayaana Nash Saint Cloud, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Nyallah  Noah Valley Village, Calif. Vocal Performance
Claire Nordstrom Pacific Palisades, Calif. Songwriting
Jake Nuffer San Diego  Guitar
Patrick O'Halloran Seattle  Electronic Music Production
Renato Paris London Songwriting
Carly Price Pacific Palisades, Calif. Music Journalism
Alexis Purvis Shalimar, Fla. Vocal Performance
Victoria Quartararo Wyckoff, N.J. Songwriting
Lydon Quill El Cajon, Calif. Electronic Music Production
LizVette Rivera Hitchcock, Texas Winds & Strings 
Emmy Russell Kingston Springs, Tenn. Songwriting
Ethan Sapir Potomac, Md. Music Journalism
Micaiah Sawyer Avondale, Ariz. Songwriting
Lawrence Scanniello Freehold, N.J. Guitar
Alexander Sopala Chicago Audio Engineering
Anthony Sprunk Monroe , Neb. Audio Engineering
Yoko Suzuki Tokyo  Keyboard
Noah Tauscher Hood River, Ore. Songwriting
Lau Tsz Hong Kong  Winds & Strings
Josh Turner Burbank, Calif. Bass
Madi Walsh Temecula, Calif. Audio Engineering
Kassandra Winchester Mesa, Ariz. Music Journalism
Stephanie Woodford San Francisco  Keyboards
Shawn Yao Cupertino, Calif. Audio Engineering
Maxwell Yi Houston Electronic Music Production

GRAMMY Camp New York: Aug. 3 – 11

GRAMMY Camp New York is a nine-day residential program that offers selected high school students an interactive 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 six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Video Production; Vocal Performance; and a Performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp New York will be held at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn.

2014 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees And Tracks

Kayleigh Amstutz Springfield, Mo. Songwriting
Jessica Araten Gwynedd Valley, Pa. Guitar
Kellcee Batchelor Tarboro, N.C. Electronic Music Production
Lucas Bross Beverly Hills, Calif. Video Production
Shannon Corsi Rumson, N.J. Songwriting
Nicholas Davison Grand Bay, Ala. Video Production
Carson Dent Tacoma, Wash. Drums
Alex Fiedler Verona, N.J. Vocal Performance
Kitt Flamer-Caldera Brooklyn, N.Y. Audio Engineering
Nick Foose Lancaster, Pa. Electronic Music Production
Travia Gallon Tallahassee, Fla. Audio Engineering
Alecia Greene Sandy Springs, Ga. Video Production
Stephanie Hanvey Howell, N.J. Vocal Performance
Miranda Henry Belleville, Ill. Winds & Strings
Malik Johnson Milwaukee Electronic Music Production
Lauren Jones Essexville, Mich. Songwriting
Kyle Knudsen Palm Harbor, Fla. Songwriting
Collin Lombardo Mandeville, La. Audio Engineering
Samuel  Lowe Elon, N.C. Drums
Tavis Lance Mapp Moreland, Ga. Guitar
Christine Meisenhelter Aberdeen, N.J.  Bass
Angelica Pollard San Ramon, Calif. Video Production
Giana Poppo Armonk, N.Y. Vocal Performance
Sam Ross Long Beach, Calif. Keyboards
Peter Russo New York  Audio Engineering
Julian Scanlan Mount Laurel, N.J. Electronic Music Production
Emily Weeks Atlanta Songwriting
William Wooten Jr. Tarboro, N.C. Songwriting

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 second annual Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2015. 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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Program Contact:

David R. Sears/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/david@grammy.com

Media Contacts:

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/hannah.berryman@grammy.com

Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com