LOS ANGELES-AREA STUDENTS TO ATTEND
GRAMMY CAMP® — BASIC TRAINING JAN. 22 AT USC WITH EXTRAORDINARY LINEUP OF ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS OFFERING CANDID CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Program Supported By the Flourish Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund And Starkey Hearing Foundation
Starkey Hearing Foundation Will Also Provide Hearing Aids To People In Need
WHO: Artist/Creative Participants include: Current GRAMMY® nominees: Hit-Boy, music producer (Album Of The Year); Makeba Riddick, songwriter (Best R&B Song); and music producer Harmony Samuels (Best R&B Song). Additional participants include: Evan Bogart, songwriter/producer and Recording Academy® Los Angeles Chapter Governor; Matthew Cherry, music video director and film producer; Carlos Lopez Estrada, Latin GRAMMY®-winning video director;Gooding, lead singer/guitarist of the band GOODING and founder of the GOODING Financial Literacy Tour; Ludwig Göransson, music composer for "Community" and critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station; JoiStarr, GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and vocalist; Ziggy Marley, GRAMMY-winning artist; Delfeayo Marsalis, trombonist and music producer; and music video director Elliott Sellers.
Industry Professionals include: Besidone Amoruwa, community manager of REVOLT Media & TV; Christine Ayres, Secret Road Music Services; Troy Carter, founder of the Atom Factory and GRAMMY Foundation® Board member; Ryan Chisholm, talent manager, Nettwerk Music Group and co-founder of Hollywood Hack Day; Jesse Collins, president of Jesse Collins Entertainment;Ivory Daniel, artist manager and Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Governor; Jason Feinberg, vice present of digital strategy for Epitaph Records; Ethiopia Habtemariam, executive vice president, creative affairs – urban of Universal Music Publishing Group, senior vice president of Motown Records and GRAMMY Foundation Board member; Taylor Kahan, vice president of marketing and business affairs Crowd Surf; Gerrick Kennedy, Los Angeles Times entertainment journalist; Tiffany Starr Kumar, vice president of Primary Wave Music Publishing; Kylie Erica Mar, entertainment reporter for "Made In Hollywood"; Fairley McCaskill, entertainment publicist; Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®; Heather Prunty, event producer/founder, Synapse Presents; Rusty Rueff, Chair, the GRAMMY Foundation Board and new venture backer; Shara Senderoff, CEO and co-founder of Intern Sushi; Chris Woods, co-owner of BOE Global; and Monica Young, Blue Key Management.
WHY: To encourage careers in the music business, GRAMMY Camp — Basic Training provides high school students an opportunity to interact with music industry professionals in educational settings throughout the country.
WHAT: Top music industry professionals discuss the realities of the music business and careers in music with more than 700 Los Angeles-area high school students at GRAMMY Camp® — Basic Training, a GRAMMY in the Schools® initiative of the GRAMMY Foundation with support from the Flourish Foundation,Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. GRAMMY Camp — Basic Training conducts a variety of workshops focusing on various fields in the music industry, utilizing the entire USC Thornton School of Music campus.
WHAT: Starkey Hearing Foundation will hold a hearing mission to provide the gift of hearing to people in need. The Foundation's team of audiologists and staff will fit approximately 60 individuals, ages 2 to 85, with customized, top-of-the-line hearing aids, opening up the world of sound like never before. Celebrity supporters will be on hand to interact with patients and assist with the fittings. The hearing mission will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Southern California's Davidson Conference Center.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process is currently open at grammymusicteacher.com and the deadline for submissions is March 31. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn atwww.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com
Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. Starkey Hearing Foundation fits and gives more than 100,000 hearing aids annually, and as a member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative, it has pledged to fit one million hearing aids this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.