Teens Aspiring to Music Industry Receive Real World Experience

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

A dream for many, working with the best in the music business became a reality for 39 local high school students on Saturday, December 5, at Best Buy GRAMMY Camp® – Weekend, powered by Chicago City of Learning, held on DePaul University’s Loop Campus. Side-by-side with GRAMMY Foundation® professionals whose clientele include artists like Beyonce’, Jason Mraz, Jay Z, Madonna, Pink, and Usher, the teens developed industry skills while taking advantage of this rare opportunity to receive free, expert training in Songwriting, Electronic Music Production or Video Production. Applicants came from high schools citywide, as well as after school programs, such as those offered by the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy and other Chicago City of Learning partner organizations like Donda’s House, GlobalGirl Media, Beyond the Bell, McGaw YMCA, After School Matters, Chicago Urban League, IMPACT Family Center, Metropolitan Family Services and UCAN’s FamilyWorks. Anyone interested in an immersive music industry summer experience is encouraged to apply to GRAMMY Camp at www.grammyintheschools.com before the March 31, 2016 deadline.

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