It’s never too early to start looking into summer camps. The good ones fill up really quickly and if you have a budding singer or songwriter in grades 9 – 12, you’ll definitely want them to apply to Grammy Camp!
From their website:
You get to spend more than a week living, breathing, eating, drinking music – with students from all over the country and music industry pros who know how it all works. You’ll meet guest artists, write and record new music, visit cool music sites, and finish strong with a final concert in a professional venue. And you’ll get really great GRAMMY Camp swag.
Plus – financial assistance is available for students who need it.
Tuition is $2,200 but more than 70% of the students received financial assistance. Applications for 2013 are available here. Camp dates aren’t available yet, but last year’s camp happened at USC Thornton School of Music. There are also camps in New York and Nashville.
Here’s a little more about the LA Camp:
Each student (75 in all) comes to GRAMMY Camp LA on a specific track: Songwriter, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Audio Engineer, Electronic Music Production, Music Journalism, Concert Production/Promotion, and Marketing & Management. You work within your tracks and then with the rest of the students to write, record and perform new music. Everybody ends up with an album of the new music, recorded by the engineering track, and a video of the showcase performance – managed and written by the journalism and concert promotion tracks.
Your day will be packed from early to late – in classes, in rehearsals, on field-trips, and listening to guest artists. GRAMMY nominees and winners make up the core faculty as well as lots of the guests that you’ll spend time with throughout Camp.