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Wednesday, May 15, 2019



The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 90 talented high school students from 74 U.S. cities across 23 states have been selected as participants in the 15th annual GRAMMY Camp® program, and The Head And The Heart and JoJo will be this year's guest artists. The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 23–Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.

The Head And The Heart will participate in a GRAMMY Camp panel to discuss their career path and help students prepare for a career in the music industry on Wednesday, July 24. JoJo will advise students focused on songwriting and vocal performance on Friday, July 26.

"Since I started in the music industry so young, I have a strong perspective growing up on the evolving landscape of our business and how to stay persistent and true to yourself. I can’t wait the share my experiences with the GRAMMY Camp students," said JoJo.

"GRAMMY Camp is one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and gives young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry," said Michael Sticka, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "The program is a prime example of our education initiatives and what we aim to achieve through our GRAMMY Museum Foundation®."

This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is presented by the GRAMMY Museum. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Hawai’i Community Foundation, and the Recording Academy™.

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles offers selected high school students from across the nation an interactive five-day nonresidential 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 features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings, and/or performances.

GRAMMY Camp is one of several education initiatives the GRAMMY Museum Foundation supports throughout the year. Other upcoming programs include the annual Summer Session from June 24–29 at GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live and GRAMMY Career Days. Summer Session is a six-day nonresidential program that provides novice and intermediate songwriters, who are currently enrolled in high school in Southern California, the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting. Career Day—sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund in a few regional cities throughout the month of May—provides insight and advice to high school students about careers in the music industry.

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2020 will be available online in August

2019 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Joseph Alexander Flossmore, Ill. Audio Engineering
Ethan Anapoell Aliso Viejo, Calif. Songwriting
Hudson Bikichky Kelowna, British Columbia Electronic Music Production
Dylan Bliss Cameron Park, Calif. Music Journalism
Isabella Brito Las Vegas Video Production
Katherine Brown Lafayette, Calif. Electronic Music Production
John Buser McLean, Va. Electronic Music Production
Miaad Bushala Fullerton, Calif. Vocal Performance
Sasha Campbell Amherst, Mass. Songwriting
Vanessa Castellanos Van Nuys, Calif. Music Journalism
Patrick Chavez Pacific Palisades, Calif. Instrument—Drums
Thomas Corbett Englewood, Colo. Instrument—Bass
Alejandro Davila Encino, Calif. Vocal Performance
Lawrence Degoma Glendale, Calif. Instrument—Saxophone
Lemy Disselkoen Los Angeles Instrument—Guitar
Angelina Domonic Arroyo Los Angeles Music Journalism
Julie Doogan Orland Park, Ill. Video Production
Frank Dorton Bartonville, Texas Audio Engineering
Jake Dreifort Santa Monica, Calif. Instrument—Trombone
Jackson Dyson Memphis, Tenn. Instrument—Keyboard
Liam Fagan Chicago Instrument—Drums
Maggie Fewkes Lake Zurich, Ill. Vocal Performance
Martin (Harrison) Finks Memphis, Tenn. Songwriting
Xavier Flores Gardena, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Genevieve Fowler Memphis, Tenn. Music Journalism
Madeline Frino Winston Salem, N.C. Music Business
Calista Garcia Arlington, Va. Songwriting
Christian Garcia Germantown, Md. Video Production
Samantha Gartland Westlake Village, Calif. Music Business
Parker Goff Chrisbens Denver Audio Engineering
Jake Goldberg Woodbury, N.Y. Music Business
Geovanny Gonzales Huntington Park, Calif. Music Business
Genevieve Heyn Versailles, Ky. Instrument—Guitar
Jake Hill Tifton, Ga. Songwriting
Arya Hora San Francisco Music Business
Keaton Hoy Lawrence, Kan. Electronic Music Production
Halle Hunt Redding, Conn. Music Business
Jazara Hutton Goleta, Calif. Vocal Performance
Piper Keesee Toluca Lake, Calif. Songwriting
Christopher Kiser Wilmette, Ill. Instrument—Guitar
Samantha Kolasa Los Angeles Video Production
Ashtyn Kwon San Jose, Calif. Music Business
Madeleine Lasker Calabasas, Calif. Vocal Performance
Josie Lipnick Henderson, Nev. Video Production
Itzel Luna Sylmar, Calif. Music Journalism
Ryan Maiman Pacific Palisades, Calif. Audio Engineering
Robert Martinez Sylmar, Calif. Instrument—Bass
Christopher Massey Bartonville, Texas Music Business
Zachary May Edina, Minn. Instrument—Bass
Skylar McCreery Tarzana, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Maxwell McMahon Orlando, Fla. Songwriting
Robert Montano Centereach, N.Y. Vocal Performance
Acadia Nussbaum Calabasas, Calif. Music Business
Ethan Okamoto Pasadena, Calif. Video Production
Alixandra Page Costa Mesa, Calif. Songwriting
Abigail Pak Clarksburg, Md. Electronic Music Production
Rose Paradise Stinson Beach, Calif. Music Journalism
Shreya Patibanda Cupertino, Calif. Audio Engineering
Xavier Paul Henderson, Nev. Instrument—Drums
Lilah Petersson Brentwood, Tenn. Songwriting
Gloriya Plenkina Bellevue, Wash. Vocal Performance
Reagan Priest Meridian, Idaho. Music Journalism
Kyla Prince Los Angeles Music Business
Deven Raval Culver City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Spencer Reed Malibu, Calif. Instrument—Guitar
Allie Rohrer Jacksonville, Fla. Songwriting
Austin Saigal Beverly Hills, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Freeman Saint-Louis New York Electronic Music Production
Hugo Sanchez Norwalk, Calif. Music Business
Kacy Sanchez-Joaquin Honaka’a, Hawaii Music Business
Brooke Sanders Franklin, Ky. Instrument—Keyboard
Rachel Shoemake Newnan, Ga. Songwriting
Ari Soewarso-Rivera Mountain View, Calif. Songwriting
Jake Sonderman Rancho Mirage, Calif. Audio Engineering
Lily Soto Nashville, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Blake Stokes Livermore, Calif. Songwriting
Catherine Stuart-Chaffoo La Jolla, Calif. Music Journalism
Elizabeth Stuart-Chaffoo La Jolla, Calif. Music Business
Vasant Sundaresan Shrewsbury, Mass. Audio Engineering
John Sutek Cornelius, N.C. Audio Engineering
Lula Talenfeld Nyack, N.Y. Songwriting
Miles Tobel Santa Monica, Calif. Songwriting
Maxwell Toth Studio City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Noah Truong La Canada, Calif. Instrument—Keyboard
Eleanor Vann Seattle Music Business
Andrew Wilson Carmichael, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Gabriel Yaron Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Benjamin Zakharenko Westfield, N.J. Electronic Music Production
Katherine Zepeda Kruck Los Angeles Music Journalism
Jiyang Zhou Englewood, Colo. Electronic Music Production 

The Head And The Heart return this spring with their fourth full-length album, Living Mirage, featuring their newly released single “Missed Connection.” Initially self-released in 2011, The Head And The Heart’s self-titled breakout debut produced instant classics, including “Rivers And Roads,” “Down In The Valley” and “Lost In My Mind” and is now certified gold. Their last two albums, 2013’s Let’s Be Still and 2016’s Signs Of Light, settled into Billboard’s Top 10 albums chart, with Signs Of Light securing the No. 1 position on the Top Rock Albums chart. It also produced the song “All We Ever Knew,” which reached No. 1 at Alternative, after holding the No. 1 spot at AAA for nine straight weeks earlier that same year. They have appeared in Cameron Crowe’s Roadies, with music featured in countless other commercials, films and shows, among them Corona and Silver Linings Playbook. Having played consecutive sold-out Red Rocks shows and primetime mainstage slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits on the last campaign, the band have a headlining tour planned for 2019, including another two sold-out Red Rocks shows in July. In total, the band has performed 13 times on national television, including appearances on "Ellen," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Austin City Limits," and more. 

JoJo is a chart-topping, award-winning superstar – a remarkably gifted singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 28 years old, is already a veteran of the music industry, having released her self-titled debut album when she was just 13. JoJo’s breakout smash “Leave (Get Out)” rocketed to the top of the charts, making JoJo the youngest-ever solo artist to have a debut #1 single in the U.S. and to be nominated for “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album went on to sell over four million copies and became the singer’s first Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional hits, most notably the Top 3 single “Too Little Too Late” from sophomore album The High Road. In 2016, JoJo made a heralded return to music with her first new album in 10 years, Mad Love. – debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and earning her unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of TIME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Cosmo, Entertainment Weekly and more. Most recently, JoJo re-recorded and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road) to, as she explained, “give the fans the nostalgia that they couldn’t get” during her years of legal battles and hardships with her former label that prevented the albums from existing on digital platforms. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records as a joint venture with her own Clover Music, JoJo is looking ahead to new music to come in 2019. 

Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum® is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form – from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

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