The GRAMMY Museum announced 81 talented high school students from 67 U.S. cities have been selected as participants in the 17th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. That three of these – Carter Coffee, Ally Matheson and Jasani Pitts – are from Culver City – speaks well of all the arts education that happens at every CCUSD campus. These three will all be attending the virtual music industry program this summer, with Coffee looking into the Music Business (for his second year at camp,) Matheson focusing on Music Journalism, and Pitts aiming towards Electronic Music Production. They will have some expert guidance from top professionals to help them into their respective careers. The camp will be held virtually from Tues, July 20 to Sat, July 24.
“GRAMMY Camp is a prime example of the GRAMMY Museum’s mission and education initiatives,” said Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. “While the program will be a virtual experience again this year, it remains one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and continues to give young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry.”
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, Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation, and the Recording Academy®.
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 features seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Music Journalism, Songwriting, Vocal Performance, and Instrumental Performance. All tracks culminate in virtual media projects, recordings and/or performances.
Photo Caption – An effusive Carter Coffee and a pensive Jasani Pitts look forward to Grammy Camp (Ally Matheson not pictured)