The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2013 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session (formerly GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles) and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. These programs are part of the Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools offerings and are supported in part by Best Buy and Converse.
"GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session allow high school students to experience firsthand what it feels like to have a career in the music industry, and our GRAMMY Signature Schools program provides generous financial resources to high schools for the benefit of their music programs," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "These GRAMMY in the Schools initiatives are helping to inspire and educate the next generation of music makers."
Students and schools interested in participating in the 2013 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs can apply at www.grammyintheschools.com. Completed applications for both programs are due Oct. 22. Oct. 22 is also the early decision deadline for students interested in attending the 9th annual GRAMMY Camp to be held in summer 2013. Early decision applicants will receive a 10 percent tuition discount if selected to attend GRAMMY Camp. They receive this discount whether they are selected as part of the early decision process or drawn from the regular applicant pool. Applicants not selected via early decision will be reconsidered with the final pool of applications. The final GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2013. In the past, approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid received assistance.
Additionally, recordings from the GRAMMY Foundation's jazz program from 2007–2012 can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com and other quality online music outlets. These projects were recorded at the world-famous Capitol Recording Studios (EMI Music) in Hollywood, Calif., by GRAMMY-winning engineers Manny Marroquin and Al Schmitt, and mastered by GRAMMY winner Bernie Grundman.