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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (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 at

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, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit 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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May 15, 2019 4:47pm ET by Recording Academy  


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