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Grammy Camp Deadline Looming

Musical camp offers training in the art for high school students. Paid camp counselor positions are also available for 20 to 25-year-olds.

The deadline for the Grammy Foundation's Grammy Camp for high school students is March 31.

There are three camp sessions held in three cities: Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. Here are the dates and locations:

Nashville: June 17–24 at Black River Entertainment on Nashville's Music Row. This session provides a hands-on look at the music creation process. Students will examine everything from the spark of an idea, to musical promotions, to the final product. The camp will culminate in a launch party.

Los Angeles: July 14–23 at the University of Southern California Thorton School of Music and other venues in the city. The camp is taught by music industry professionals offering lessons on six music career tracks: audio engineering, concert promotion/production, electronic music production, music journalism, songwriting a performance track for vocals and selected instruments. Based on the career track, students will present media projects, recordings or perform at the end of the camp.

New York: Aug. 6–13 at Converse Rubber Tracks. Like the Nashville camp, this session provides hands-on training and a hard look at the creative process. This camp, too, will culminate in a launch party. 

Students can apply to more than one camp session and will receive a discount if they attend more than one.

Applications are available at grammyintheschools.com

Financial aid is available for students attending camp.  About 75 percent of  camp participants who apply for financial aid received assistance, according to foundation officials.

The camp is supported in part by Best Buy, Black River Entertainment, Converse and Guitar Center.

Applications for paid positions as Grammy Camp counselors for those between the ages of 21–25 are also available online.

From the Recording Academy: The Grammy Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. 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. Campbell's Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the Grammy in the Schools programs.

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