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GRAMMY Foundation Expands And Enriches Second Annual GRAMMY Camp
July 15–31, 2006

Citrus College Entertainment Technology Complex, Glendora, Calif.

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Following the overwhelming success of its inaugural 2005 GRAMMY Camp, the GRAMMY Foundation will offer the summer 2006 session from July 15–31 for 120 students ages 15–19. Sponsored in part by Shure Incorporated and the Epiphone Company, GRAMMY Camp is an extraordinary 17-day interactive experience held at the Citrus College Entertainment Technology Complex in Glendora, Calif., and other venues throughout Los Angeles.

Applications are currently available online at www.grammyintheschools.com; GRAMMY Camp 2006 will continue to accept applications until all remaining Career Tracks are filled. Students submitting applications postmarked by April 14th will be notified of acceptance by May 15th. Other applicants will be notified one month from the date of their submission. Financial assistance will be available to students and consideration will be given both for needs-based assistance, talent-based submissions and/or a combination of both.

This year's GRAMMY Camp will be expanded to explore 14 music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Film/TV Scoring, Arranging And Conducting; Music Production; Video Game Music; Video Game Sound Design; DJ/Remixing; and Performance Tracks in Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums/Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Singer/Songwriting. All courses of study will be integrated to culminate in CD recordings and showcase performances. Fully immersive instruction grounded in both academic and practical applications will be provided to students by the Citrus College faculty, GRAMMY Award-winning and -nominated professionals, and Recording Academy-affiliated industry specialists. The curriculum will explore the creative process and engage students in the technical aspects of performing, recording and distribution while emphasizing new and emerging technologies impacting the music industry.

The first GRAMMY Camp launched in July 2005 with 47 high school students from across the country converging at Citrus College. This landmark event offered five curriculum tracks and featured once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as: jamming with GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai, meeting GRAMMY Award-winning producers David Foster and Jimmy Jam, recording film music at the 20th Century Fox Newman Scoring Stage with an 18-piece orchestra, joining field trips to Capitol Records and the GRAMMY Awards headquarters, and watching Ryan Cabrera tape a performance on MTV's "Score." GRAMMY Camp concluded with a professionally produced showcase featuring live performances and taped highlights of all the camp participants' original works at CenterStaging in Burbank, Calif. In addition, CenterStaging donated services and equipment at every GRAMMY Camp performance venue.


 
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The GRAMMY Foundation, In Partnership With 7 UP, Announces 2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools
March 14, 2006

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The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 42 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools for 2006. Presented by 7 UP, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program was created in 1998 to recognize top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

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GRAMMY Foundation staff and multi-GRAMMY-winning recording artist Yolanda Adams presented Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts students and officials with a $5,000 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold grant from 7UP as well as a $5,000 grant from Gibson for their piano program. In an unprecedented gesture at the April 25 event, Adams made a personal contribution of $5,000 to the school. In total, the school received $15,000.
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Each of the 42 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top seven are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. The National GRAMMY Signature School will receive $20,000, and the six remaining Gold schools each will receive $5,000. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, two schools will receive a grant of $15,000 each. Additionally, through Gibson Guitar, three schools will be each awarded additional grants of $5,000 to benefit their guitar and/or piano programs. Award presentations are made throughout the spring at the National GRAMMY Signature School, and schools that are Gold recipients, Enterprise Award winners, and Gibson Guitar grantees. The remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients each will receive a grant award of $1,000 to benefit their music programs.

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Determined by a panel of top music educators and professionals, Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., was named the National GRAMMY Signature School. Schools awarded Gold status are: Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas; Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound, Texas; High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Houston; Las Vegas International Academy, Las Vegas; Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles; and South Salem High School, Salem, Ore. The GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients are: Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Duke Ellington School of Arts, Washington, D.C. For a complete list of 2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools, click here.

For additional information on GRAMMY Foundation education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.


2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools

2006 National GRAMMY Signature School ($20,000)
Pioneer High School — Ann Arbor, Mich.

2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)
Booker T. Washington High School — Dallas
Flower Mound High School — Flower Mound, Texas
High School for the Performing & Visual Arts — Houston*
Las Vegas International Academy — Las Vegas, Nev.
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts — Los Angeles
South Salem High School — Salem, Ore.

2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($15,000 each)
Brooklyn Center High School — Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Duke Ellington School of Arts — Washington, D.C.

2006 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($1,000 each)
City High School — Iowa City, Iowa
Clear Lake High School — Houston
Dobyns-Bennett High School — Kingsport, Tenn.
Douglas Anderson School of Arts — Jacksonville, Fla.*
East Lansing High School — East Lansing, Mich.
Evanston Township High School — Evanston, Ill.
Fayetteville-Manlius High School — Manlius, N.Y.
Garfield High School — Seattle, Wash.
Glenbard East High School — Lombard, Ill.
Huron High School — Ann Arbor, Michigan
Inglemoor High School — Kenmore, Wash.
Katy High School — Katy, Texas
Klein Forest High School — Houston
Langham Creek High School — Houston
Libertyville High School — Libertyville, Ill.
Linn-Mar High School — Marion, Iowa
Long Beach Polytechnic High School — Long Beach, Calif.
Longmeadow High School — Longmeadow, Mass.
Midway High School — Waco, Texas
North Salem High School — Salem, Ore.
Northport High School — Northport, N.Y.*
Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.
Orange County High School of the Arts — Santa Ana, Calif.
Parkway Central High School — Chesterfield, Mo.
Poway High School — Poway, Calif.
Satellite High School — Satellite Beach, Fla.
St. Charles East High School — St. Charles, Ill.
St. Charles North High School — St. Charles, Ill.
State College Area High School — State College, Penn.
Syosset High School — Syosset, N.Y.
Traverse City Central High School — Traverse City, Mich.
Valparaiso High School — Valparaiso, Ind.
Waubonsie Valley High School — Aurora, Ill.

*Indicates those schools selected to receive additional $5,000 grants from Gibson Guitar to benefit their guitar and/or piano programs.

 
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