The GRAMMY Foundation®is currently accepting applications for its 2012 GRAMMY Camp®, GRAMMY Camp® – Jazz Session, (formerly GRAMMY® Jazz Ensembles)and GRAMMY Signature Schoolsprograms for high school students and high school music programs.
The GRAMMY Foundation’sGRAMMY Camp and the GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Sessionare an ideal way for high school students to really experience what it’s like to have a career in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “And our GRAMMY Signature Schools program provides much needed financial resources to high schools to sustain their music programs. Overall, our GRAMMY in the Schools initiatives are helping to foster the next generation of music makers, and cultivate music in their daily lives.”
Students and schools interested in participating in the 2012 GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs can apply atwww.grammyintheschools.com.
The supplement was included in the Sept. 21, 2011, issue of theWashington post and was distributed to more than two million people.
Highlights of the piece included:
Research studies supported by NAMM that prove children benefit academically by playing music
Information about how to get involved in NAMM’s SupportMusic Coalition, which supports music education advocacy on a grassroots-level across the nation
NAMM’s Gallup poll results outlining people’s positive attitudes toward the importance of school music education programs and their belief in the long-term creative and social benefits of music education programs for kids and teens
Research from VH1 Save the Music Foundation on how school music education programs foster creativity, innovation and critical thinking
A Q&A with Ron Manus, the CEO of Alfred Music Publishing, highlighting why music education is important, what is being done to advance the cause and how people can get involved
An article featuring musician Jason Mraz’s dedication to school music education programs
Tips and tools for teaching young children about music
An article highlighting Barry Manilow’s commitment to school music education
An inspirational story about how a mute child finds his voice by learning to play guitar
The top 25 things people can do to keep music in schools.