PRN: GRAMMY Foundation® Selects 136 U.S. High School Students For GRAMMY Camp® In Nashville, Los Angeles, And New York

GRAMMY Foundation® Selects 136 U.S. High School Students For GRAMMY Camp® In Nashville, Los Angeles, And New York

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

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The GRAMMY Foundation®( announced today that 136 talented high school students from 116 cities and 32 states have been selected as participants in the eighth annual GRAMMY Camp®program. The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville from June 17–24 at Black River Entertainment; in Los Angeles from July 14–23 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 6–13 at Converse Rubber Tracks. This GRAMMY i n the Schools® program is supported in part by Best Buy, Black River Entertainment, Converse, and Guitar Center.

“We are excited to bring GRAMMY Camp to three dynamic music markets this summer, and provide this valuable experience to the next generation of music makers,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “GRAMMY Camp is one of our most immersive programs in terms of exposing young people to what it’s like to have an actual working career in the music business, and the opportunity to receive instruction directly from GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals instills knowledge, confidence and lasting lessons in students.”

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2013 are currently online at and the deadline is March 31, 2013. Financial aid is available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

“When you combine the energy and passion of high school students with the creative guidance of music professionals, a little bit of magic always happens,” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “The end product is lots of remarkable new music, strong new relationships, and tremendous growth in every student.”

GRAMMY Camp Nashville: June 17–24
GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 6–13
GRAMMY Camp Nashville and GRAMMY Camp N.Y. are eight-day residential programs 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 Nashville will be held at Black River Entertainment located on Nashville’s legendary Music Row and GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.

2012 GRAMMY Camp Nashville Selectees and Tracks
Nathan Armstrong Germantown, Tenn. Engineering for Audio & Video
Katy Bishop Jonesboro, Ark. Songwriting
Edward Bowen Winnetka, Ill. Drums
Riley Bria Lancaster, Pa. Guitar
Shaquille Brown Lansing, Mich. Engineering for Audio & Video
Chris Burrus Nashville Vocal
Kristen Castro Simi Valley, Calif. Songwriting
Elizabeth Cohen Los Angeles Marketing & Management
Tim Cooper Winston Salem, N.C. Vocal
Jessica Coppens Roseville, Mich. Engineering for Audio & Video
Tommy Culley Pegram, Tenn. Keyboard
Connor Dean Chatham, N.J. Marketing & Management
Stephen Freeman Goose Creek, S.C. Electronic Music Production
Ford Garrard Nashville, Tenn. Bass
Katie Goetz La Canada Flintridge, Calif. Marketing & Management
Caitlin Harriford Columbia, S.C. Marketing & Management
Noah Jessup Wyckoff, N.J. Songwriting
Jason Lorenzon Spotswood, N.Y. Engineering for Audio & Video
Terrance Nunn Hermitage, Tenn. Engineering for Audio & Video
Pavlina Osta Port Orange, Fla. Music Journalism
Matt Plourde Benson, N.C. Guitar
Victoria Pritchard Spring Lake Heights, N.J. Songwriting
Jack Rico El Dorado Hills, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Jahmori Simmons Douglasville, Ga. Electronic Music Production
Marissa Smith Parkland, Fla. Songwriting
Alaina Stacey Chicago Songwriting
Larry Starks Farmington, Conn. Electronic Music Production
Alexandra Stern Albuquerque, N.M. Vocal
Alicia Wasson Stanton, Ky. Marketing & Management
Will Whitaker Scottsdale, Ariz. Marketing & Management
Justin Whitmer Sarasota, Fla. Songwriting
John Wilson Deland, Fla. Drums
Melanie Zdanowicz Crown Point, Ind. Vocal
2012 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks
Naji Ali Baldwin, N.Y. Electronic Music Production
Michael Arrom Warren, N.J. Keyboard
Asia Benson Munster, Ind. Flute
Jake Blumberg Linwood, N.J. Guitar
Harun Bonnett Brooklyn, N.Y. Drums
Kevin Burke Garden City, N.Y. Engineering for Audio & Video
Colin Callahan Monroe, Wis. Electronic Music Production
Meghan Campbell Columbus, Ohio Songwriting
Cameron Capers Stone Mountain, Ga. Electronic Music Production
Ryan Casey Glen Allen, Va. Guitar
Carmin Chappell Bowie, Md. Marketing & Management
Ashley Charles Newark, N.J. Songwriting
Adam Dishian Oakland, N.J. Marketing & Management
Makenna Erdman Sherwood, Wis. Marketing & Management
Caroline Glattly Potomac, Md. Vocal
Nathan Gott Hendersonville, Tenn. Songwriting
Aubrey Harris Exeter, N.H. Bass
Emilee Holgate North Logan, Utah Songwriting
Shelby Lock Charlottesville, Va. Engineering for Audio & Video
Kaya Lynch Los Angeles Vocal
Matthew Murray Hagerstown, Md. Marketing & Management
Maxwell Musick Tulsa, Okla. Songwriting
Autumn Myers Howell, N.J. Marketing & Management
Adam Novodor Calabasas, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Christopher Regan Garden City, N.Y. Engineering for Audio & Video
Lani Renaldo-McCray Redondo Beach, Calif. Songwriting
Travis Ross Raleigh, N.C. Electronic Music Production
Teresa Sapichino Parlin, N.J. Engineering for Audio & Video
Alex Seibel Purchase, N.Y. Marketing & Management
Miles Shannon Los Angeles Saxophone
Isaiah Weatherspoon Jeffersonville, Pa. Drums

GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 14–23
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; Concert Production; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Songwriting;and a performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocal,and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be heldat the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other profe ssional venues throughout Los Angeles.

2012 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees And Tracks
Ryan Albaugh West Des Moines, Iowa Drums
Michael Armstrong San Diego Trombone
Nathan Armstrong Germantown, Tenn. Concert Production
Kayode Badmus-Wellington Valencia, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Hudson Barineau Houston Guitar
Cory Batchler Encino, Calif. Bass
Brandon Bowser Highland Springs, Va. Saxophone
Luca Bozzo Brooklyn, N.Y. Engineering for Audio & Video
Treyvon Brown San Francisco Saxophone
Ashley Bryant Newnan, Ga. Keyboard
Patrick Bucknor Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Madi Casto Otis Orchards, Wash. Concert Production
Christopher Cobbs American Canyon, Calif. Vocal
Haydn Cone Newnan, Ga. Songwriting
Dan Cooper Northampton, Mass. Electronic Music Production
Hayley Corbett Florham Park, N.J. Concert Production
Hayden Day Canoga Park, Calif. Drums
Connor Dean Chatham, N.J. Concert Production
Emma DePuy San Diego Songwriting
Jack DePuy San Diego Bass
Mark Diaz San Fernando, Calif. Bass
Ellie Dubin Beverly Hills, Calif. Concert Production
Jessica Farren Nashville Songwriting
Christopher Freedman Sherman Oaks, Calif. Music Journalism
Tyne Freeman Columbia, S.C. Songwriting
Christian Freire Newport Beach, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Owen Geiken Des Moines, Iowa Guitar
Wyatt Giampa Portola Valley, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Nathan Gott Hendersonville, Tenn. Songwriting
Carson Graham Orange Park, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Tanner Grandstaff Irvine, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Jennifer Haack Sherman Oaks, Calif. Guitar
Julie Hanse Highland Park, Ill. Songwriting
Kimberly Hara Long Beach, Calif. Music Journalism
Michael Jackson Marianna, Ark. Engineering for Audio & Video
Noah Jessup Wyckoff, N.J. Songwriting
Harrison Jones Birmingham, Ala. Drums
Joe Kaufman Pasadena, Calif. Guitar
Kiya Lacey Nashville Vocal
Charles Laughlin Northbrook, Ill. Guitar
Devon Lawrence Mill Valley, Calif. Songwriting
Jenny Li Monterey Park, Calif. Concert Production
Shelby Lock Charlottesville, Va. Engineering for Audio & Video
Sam LoPiccolo Foster, R.I. Electronic Music Production
Danielle Lowe Los Angeles Music Journalism
Phillip Lucero Redlands, Calif. Songwriting
Angelica Mata Los Angeles Songwriting
Kim Miller Union, N.J. Keyboard
Brodie Mills Mather, Calif. Guitar
Jacory Moreno Avondale, Ariz. Vocal
Zani Nobles Atlanta Music Journalism
Trevor Plume Murrieta, Calif. Keyboard
Isabella Porter Los Angeles Vocal
Nicole Powell Culver City, Calif. Music Journalism
Keri Prather Pasadena, Calif. Songwriting
Layne Putnam Rapid City, S.D. Songwriting
Evan Rees Tucson, Ariz. Keyboard
Heather Rivas Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Addam Rodriguez La Puente, Calif. Engineering for Audio & Video
Harrison Sayed San Mateo, Calif. Drums
Drew Schwendiman Summit, N.J. Music Journalism
Rachael Shapiro Bexley, Ohio Concert Production
Austin Shaw North Hollywood, Calif. Keyboard
Emma Simpson Sacramento, Calif. Bass
Robert Smith Winterville, N.C. Engineering for Audio & Video
Allison Spice Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Music Journalism
Alexa Spieler East Meadow, N.Y. Music Journalism
Andrew Stogel St. Louis, Mo. Songwriting
Ben Sullivan Chicago Electronic Music Production
Justin Syas Los Angeles Keyboard
Tyler Talmadge Albuquerque, N.M. Electronic Music Production
Larenz Tolson Studio City, Calif. Engineering for Audio & Video
Taylor Washington Duarte, Calif. Vocal
David Watanabe Acworth, Ga. Engineering for Audio & Video
Jasmine Watkins Valencia, Calif. Vocal
Jamal Williams Oberlin, Ohio Electronic Music Production
Matthew Wong Princeton Junction, N.J. Engineering for Audio & Video

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. For more information, please visit w For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at



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