LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It’s music to students ears: the GRAMMY Camp. For 10 days, high school students are immersed in an interactive music experience where they have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the music industry.
“GRAMMY Camp prepares you as an artist to go on track to get a GRAMMY,” said Evan Rees, a musician attending the GRAMMY Camp. “It gives you the tools necessary, it teaches you how to network, it puts you in uncomfortable situations and gets you outside the box so you really know what it’s like to push yourself in the industry.”
The GRAMMY Camp is currently taking place at the University of Southern California in the Thorton School of Music until July 23. One of the panels featured musical director Brian London, who has worked with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Adam Lambert.
“I’ve been knocked down, gotten dropped from our label, but eventually the stars align for everybody,” said artist Ryan Rabin from Grouplove. “You just have got to know what you want to do and keep working at it.”
The GRAMMY Camp is being held in Los Angeles for the eighth consecutive year. This year the program includes 136 high school students from 116 cities and 32 states participating at summer camps in Nashville, Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
Camp events in Brooklyn, New York, are from Aug. 6 through 13. Applications are now being accepted for next year’s GRAMMY camp and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
More information on GRAMMY Camp can be found at www.grammyintheschools.com.