October 11, 2012
LAWT Wire Service
The Grammy Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2012 Grammy Camp, Grammy Camp Jazz Session and Grammy Signature Schools programs for 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 are due Oct. 22 for both programs. 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.
The Grammy Foundation is also pleased to announce that recordings from the jazz program can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music outlets. Albums released from 2007–2012 are now available for download. 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.