Want to learn more about all aspects of the music Industry? Want to help your school advance its’ music program? Now is your chance. The GRAMMY Foundation® is currently accepting applications for its 2014 GRAMMY Camp®, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for creative and talented high school students and high school music programs. These programs are part of the Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools® offerings and are greatly supported in part by Converse, Journeys, the Hot Topic Foundation, and the McNally Smith College of Music.
If you are a student or school interested in participating in the 2014 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs, you can apply at www.grammyintheschools.com. Your completed application is due Oct. 22 for both programs. Oct. 22 is also the early decision deadline for students interested in attending the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp to be held in summer 2014.
GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session
All High School singers and instrumentalists are welcome to audition for GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session. Those selected will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, Jan. 17-27,2014. Selectees will then have the opportunity to perform at high-profile GRAMMY Week events and recording sessions and will attend the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast on Jan. 26, 2014. Musical directors for the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session are Justin DiCioccio (Manhattan School of Music), Susanna Wegner (music professional) and Dr. Ron McCurdy (USC Thornton School of Music). Students are also eligible for college scholarships through the college incentive program (more than $2 million available) offered by program partners Berklee College of Music, USC Thornton School of Music, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Manhattan School of Music. The school of each selectee will receive a professional cymbal courtesy of Zildjian. The GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session program receives additional support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Zildjian, Capitol Recording Studios (EMI Music), CenterStaging, and Guitar Center.
GRAMMY Signature Schools
Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top programs are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. For schools that are economically underserved, the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the efforts in music education made by these schools. GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients are determined by the Blue Ribbon Committee, a panel of top music educators and professionals.
The GRAMMY Foundation has also established the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, an extension of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. Through this alliance, the GRAMMY Foundation identifies deserving public high school music programs to receive the award and a $2,000 grant. To date, approximately $700,000 in grants has been distributed to approximately 350 schools.
The program 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; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Music Business; Songwriting; a Performance Track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings; and Video Production. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances. Early decision applicants for GRAMMY Camp 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, 2014. In the past, approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid received assistance.
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