Carter Coffee Wins a Spot at Grammy Camp

Culver City High School rising sophomore Carter Coffee has been accepted to the 16th annual GRAMMY Camp® , operated by The GRAMMY Museum® . Coffee is one of only 83 talented high school students selected from 19 states who will participate.

GRAMMY Camp has historically taken place in Los Angeles as a five-day summer music experience. This year, in light of COVID-19, GRAMMY Camp will be a virtual interactive experience via digital conferencing. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative online environment. The program, which begins this week, 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 virtual media projects, recordings, and/or performances.

“While GRAMMY Camp will be a virtual experience this summer, we still intend for it to remain one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and continue to give 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, President of the GRAMMY Museum. “The program is a prime example of our education initiatives and Mission.”

Kat Cunning, Moon Taxi, OK GO, Tim Lopez and Tom Higgenson from Plain White T’s, and Bryce Vine will be this year’s guest artists; they will discuss their career paths and help students prepare for the music industry.

“I’m really excited for this opportunity. I’m hoping to meet and get to know the other teens in the program in order to befriend people in the greater musical community. As an up-and-coming musician, connections with others is very important and ultimately that’s what I’m looking for from the Grammy Camp program,” said the 16-year-old electronic pop composer. Coffee recently released an album that can be found on YouTube and Soundcloud under his name.

Michelle Long-Coffee

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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