Two talented Garden City High School students will spend part of their summer singing with top artists and music industry professionals.
Kevin Burke and Christopher Regan were among the 136 high school students selected from acrosse the country to participate in the eighth annual GRAMMY Camp program.
This year the camp will be held in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. Burke and Regan will both attend the New York camp, which is hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks and will run from Aug. 6 to Aug. 13 in Brooklyn. The campers will have the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. Both young men have been assigned to the Engineering for Audio and Video track. This real-world,hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party.
"We are excited to bring GRAMMY Camp to three dynamic music markets this summer, and provide this valuable experience to the next generation of music makers," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. "GRAMMY Camp is one of our most immersive programs in terms of exposing young people to what it's like to have an actual working career in the music business, and the opportunity to receive instruction directly from GRAMMY-winning artists and industry professionals instills knowledge, confidence and lasting lessons in students."
Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2013 are currently online at grammyintheschools.com. The deadline is March 31, 2013. Financial aid is available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.
"When you combine the energy and passion of high school students with the creative guidance of music professionals, a little bit of magic always happens," said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. "The end product is lots of remarkable new music, strong new relationships, and tremendous growth in every student."