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Grammy in the Schools – Helping kids make a future in music

     
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The GRAMMYs is not just the awards show that so many aspiring artists desire to either attend or even have an ambition to win an infamous Grammy Award.  There is so much more to this organization.  Let’s take a look…

What is the GRAMMY Foundation?

The GRAMMY Foundation an organization that works to make a difference in people’s lives through music.  And by “people,” they mostly mean young people.  And by “difference,” they mean change for the better.  And by “music,” they mean…well you know what they mean.

What does GRAMMY in the Schools do?

GRAMMY in the Schools creates opportunities for high school students to work with music professionals to get real-world experience and advice about how to have a career in music. And that includes any kind of music career – audio engineer, concert promoter, electronic music producer, manager, musician, music journalist, singer, songwriters – any music career.  GRAMMY in the Schools also shine the spotlight on schools and students who are doing really cool things with music.

There are several programs students can choose to be a part of such as GRAMMY Camp Soundcheck, GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session, GRAMMY Camp Basic Training, and GRAMMY Camp. Each one of these amazing camps provides its own unique training and networking opportunities to each individual student.

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Click here to check out a video clip from GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session at Spaghettini’s February 2012

Nick Jonas recently shared about his own experience at GRAMMY Camp.  He said, “It is just amazing for what the GRAMMYs does…If you are passionate about this and you really want to make a career out of this and life out of music, it’s the best thing to be a part of. You have to wake up every day and create music…”  As well, Maroon 5 speaks on Young Artists breaking into the business …

Even Justin Beiber is in on the action. GRAMMY in the Schools got Justin Bieber to surprise a Florida high school with a mini-concert and a check for their music program! Help GRAMMY in the Schools raise funds to support more schools like this one by joining the #BELIEVE campaign.

The only way they can do any of this is with support from people like you who love music and want to help the next generation get started. A contribution of any size makes a difference. As well, if you are a student and would like the opportunity to be considered to be a part of such an amazing organization and attend a Grammy Camp, check out their website and register. (Click here.)

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for so many young people who love music and want to make a difference in the world.

How can you help.  Share this story on Facebook and Twitter. Donate to GRAMMY in the Schools. You can even take it a step further and create your own fundraising team for Grammy in the Schools. (Click here to get started).  This is just another way for us to put music in the hearts of our youth.  Let’s make a difference in young people’s lives through music.

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THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® ANNOUNCES GRAMMY CAMP® TO BE HELD IN THREE MAJOR U.S. CITIES IN SUMMER 2012, INCLUDING EXPANSION TO NASHVILLE

Applications Online Now a  http://www.grammyintheschools.com/ for Los Angeles, Nashville and New York Music Industry Camps for High School Students.

Deadline to Apply is March 31, 2012

Financial aid is available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. Students are able to apply to all three sessions of GRAMMY Camp, and there is discounted tuition for participation in multiple sessions. This program is supported in part by Best Buy, Black River Entertainment, Converse, and Guitar Center. Applications for paid positions as GRAMMY Camp counselors for young people ages 21–25 are also available online at http://www.grammyintheschools.com/

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Julia Walker Crews

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Hockey, Starbucks coffee, and @TheGRAMMYs are a few favorites in life. Leadership Consulting and Freelance Writing is my work passion. Life is worth Living! Eat Desert First!!

  • Maria_diaz58

    This (SOUNDSs) GREAT …. YOu can start @ the school I work at..!!!