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2019 Grammy Camp Announcements
By GRAMMY Museum
May 15, 2019 - 12:25:25 PM

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Unique Summer Program provides young people with career instruction from outstanding artists and music industry professionals

LOS ANGELES, CALIF - 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 at www.grammyintheschools.com.
 

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

ABOUT THE HEAD AND THE HEART
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.

ABOUT JOJO
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.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
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.

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. 

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