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

, , 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) announced today that 99 talented high school students from 87 U.S. cities and 27 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the ninth annual GRAMMY Camp® program. In addition, through a partnership with GUCCI, four international students from Japan and England will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students to 103 this year. The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from July 13–22 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and in New York from Aug. 4–12 at Converse Rubber Tracks. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported in part by Converse.   “When we started this GRAMMY in the Schools® program nine years ago, we had very high hopes and aspirations for GRAMMY Camp ” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “And I can truly say we’ve met our goals to offer young people a hands-on experience that delivers a sense of what it’s like to have an actual career in the music industry. Teens spend their time at GRAMMY Camp working with GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals gaining knowledge and sharpening their skills, so they will be ready to take the next steps in their careers.”   Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2014 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2014. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.   “Almost every artist and music professional who we bring to GRAMMY Camp comes away saying two things — ‘These kids are so talented’ and ‘I wish I’d had this kind of experience when I was young,'” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “This underscores the collaborative and immersive nature of GRAMMY Camp, and the fact that the experience produces lasting effects and positive influences for the campers who participate each summer.”
GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 13–22 The program 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 offers six music career tracks: Engineering for Audio & Video; Electronic Music Production; Multimedia; Music Business; Songwriting; and a performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocal, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles. 2013 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks

Zoe Adler                                Long Beach, Calif.                             Multimedia

Kelsey Alexander                    Orange Beach, Ala.                              Music Business

Wes Anderson                         Oneida, Ill.                                           Bass

Houston Averiett II                 Missouri City, Texas                         Audio Engineering

Hudson Barineau                     Houston                                              Guitar

Kellcee Batchelor                    Tarboro, N.C.                                     

Music Business Colby Benson                          Mililani, Hawaii                                  Songwriting

Harun Bonnett                         Brooklyn, N.Y.                                   Drums

Haleigh Bowers                       Chino Hills, Calif.                                Songwriting

Conner Broome                       Henderson, Tenn.                                Keys

Rachel Brothers                       Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.                 Songwriting

Patrick Bucknor                       Los Angeles                                         Electronic Music Production

Isaiah Carter                            Lee’s Summit, Mo.                               Drums

Ryan Casey                             Glen Allen, Va.                                    Guitar

Ben Cohen                               Columbia, Md.                                     Electronic Music Production

Elizabeth Cohen                      Los Angeles                                         Music Business

Zoe Concha                             Beverly Hills, Calif.                             Vocal

Carter Couron                          San Diego                                            Drums

Cael Dadian                             Poway, Calif.                                      Vocal

Daniel Davila                           Encino, Calif.                                      Music Business

Mark Diaz                                San Fernando, Calif.                          Bass

Shelby Dibs                             Howard Beach, N.Y.                          Music Business

Isaac Duribe                            London, England                                 Electronic Music Production

Sabrina Elam                           Baltimore                                             Songwriting

Hayley Emerson                      Beverly Hills, Calif.                            Multimedia

Brendan Eprile                         Bennington, Vt.                                  Vocal

Jacob Feldman                         Tarzana, Calif.                                     Electronic Music Production

Jennifer Firestone                     Chesterfield, Mo.                               Music Business

Sophia Forino                          Corona del Mar, Calif.                         Music Business

Dane Foster                             Los Angeles                                         Multimedia

Yasamin Ghodsbin                  Newport Beach, Calif.                         Audio Engineering

Wyatt Giampa                          Portola Valley, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Zach Gospe                             Los Altos, Calif.                                  Songwriting

Alecia Greene                          Atlanta                                                 Multimedia

Rita Guzman                            Decorah, Iowa                                     Music Business

Raina Henderson                     Closter, N.J.                                         Electronic Music Production

Seth Irby                                  San Diego                                            Bass

Nasya Jeffers                           Owings Mills, Md.                              Vocal

Noah Kovalick                         Newbury Park, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Mikey LaSusa                          Eagan, Minn.                                       Guitar

Devon Lawrence                     Mill Valley, Calif.                                Songwriting

Anh Le                                    Madison, Wis.                                      Songwriting

David Li                                   Chandler, Ariz.                                    Keys

Danielle Lowe                          Los Angeles                                         Multimedia

Wyatt Lowe                             San Marcos, Calif.                               Guitar

Kennedi Lykken                      Spicer, Minn.                                       Songwriting

Graham Marsh                         Houston                                               Audio Engineering

Jacob McCoy                           Nashville                                             Audio Engineering

Jonathan McCoy                      Wyncote, Pa.                                       Electronic Music Production

Evan Mehta                             Burbank, Calif.                                      Keys

Christine Meisenhelter             Aberdeen, N.J.                                     Bass

Devan Monroe                         Pearland, Texas                                     Drums

Autumn Myers                         Howell, N.J.                                         Music Business

Takumi Nakayama                  Shizuoka, Japan                                    Winds/Strings/Horns               

Tanya Orlov                            Redondo Beach, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Pavlina Osta                             Port Orange, Fla.                                  Multimedia

Quinn Oulton                           London, England                                  Winds/Strings/Horns

Ross Phillips                            Indianapolis, Ind.                                 Electronic Music Production

Jason Saitta                              Chantilly, Va.                                       Songwriting

Tafari Salaam                           Beaufort, S.C.                                      Winds/Strings/Horns

Dorian Sanders                        Maryland Heights, Mo.                      Guitar

Ryota Sasaguri                         Kagawa, Japan                                    Winds/Strings/Horns

Julian Scanlan                          Mount Laurel, N.J.                              

Electronic Music Production Drew Schwendiman                 Summit, N.J.                                       Multimedia

Jahmori Simmons                    Douglasville, Ga.                                 Electronic Music Production

Aaron Spieldenner                   Normandy Park, Wash.                      Audio Engineering

Dominic Spitaliere                   Huntersville, N.C.                              Electronic Music Production

Tyler Talmadge                       Albuquerque, N.M.                            

Electronic Music Production Chloe Tang                              Phoenix                                               Songwriting

Camille Thornton                    Great Falls, Va.                                   Songwriting

Lilliana Villines                       Van Nuys, Calif.                                  Songwriting

Chase Walker                          Riverside, Calif.                                   Guitar

Marcus Wanner                      Nashville                                              Guitar

Maxwell Yi                              Houston                                              Electronic Music Production  


GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 4–12, 2013 GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a nine-day residential program for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.  

2013 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks

Niki Bottoni                             Allentown, Pa.                                     Electronic Music Production

Cody Brady                             Sea Cliff, N.Y.                                     Bass

Brooks Brown                         Leawood, Kan.                                    Electronic Music Production

Michael Cappelluti                  Marlboro, N.J.                                     Keys

Mackin Carroll                        Huntington Beach, Calif.                     Songwriting

Lauren Craig                            Chicago                                                Multimedia

Daniel Davila                           Encino, Calif                                        Vocal

Isabella Englert                        Valley Cottage, N.Y.                            Songwriting

Michael Ervin                          Rock Hill, S.C.                                     Drums

Amelia Eversole                       Folsom, Calif.                                      Multimedia

Adam Gould                            Farmington Hills, Mich.                      Audio Engineering

Jadha Gunawan                       Sugar Land, Texas                                Multimedia

Abby Kanfer                           Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.                    Multimedia

Samuel Korycki                       Kalamazoo, Mich.                               Guitar

Logan Lawrence                      Arlington, Texas                                   Electronic Music Production

Michael Maple                       Ashland, Wis.                                       Electronic Music Production

Reath Neilson                          Pasadena, Calif.                                   Songwriting

Whitney Nixon                        Corona, Calif.                                      Audio Engineering

Angelica Pollard                       San Ramon, Calif.                               Multimedia

Victoria Pritchard                     Spring Lake Heights, N.J.                   Songwriting  

Valentina Rico                         Fort Lauderdale           , Fla.                            Songwriting

Hanani Taylor                         Columbus, Ohio                                  Vocal

Ben Thomas                            Philadelphia                                         Audio Engineering

Samantha Vick                         Seattle                                                  Multimedia

Kyle Ward                               Rumson, N.J.                                       Guitar

Isaiah Weatherspoon               Jeffersonville, Pa.                                Drums

Emily Weeks                           Atlanta                                                 Songwriting

Bobby Woody                         Baltimore                                             Audio Engineering

T.J. Wooten                             Tarboro, N.C.                                      Electronic Music Production  


The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 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 are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. 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 at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn.