Miami Resident, Andres Ferret Selected for Grammy Camp

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 111 talented high school students from 93 cities and 34 states across the United States have been selected as participants in the seventh annual GRAMMY Camp®.  The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in both Los Angeles from July 9–18 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and New York from Aug. 2–8 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Held for the past six years in Los Angeles, the program is expanding to the East Coast to reach a broader range of students. Students were able to apply to either or both sessions of GRAMMY Camp, and tuition was discounted for participation in both sessions. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. This program is supported in part by Best Buy, Converse, and the Hot Topic Foundation.

“Our GRAMMY Camps offer young people highly interactive settings created by GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals where they can explore a range of careers in the music industry, and with the launch of our New York camp we’ve enrolled the largest number of GRAMMY Campers to date,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Everything about this experience is unique and challenging in the best possible sense, and as we enter our seventh year, I take great pride in the role GRAMMY Camp has played in helping teens achieve their musical goals, as well as fostering friendships and musical collaborations that continue beyond the program.”

The list of guest artists and music industry professionals participating in the 2011 GRAMMY Camp will be announced shortly. Past teaching artists include: singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles ; producer Warryn Campbell ; recording artist Brandi Carlile ; two-time GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat ; Jesse Carmichael and Adam Levine of three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5; recording artist Jason Castro ; GRAMMY-winning songwriter/producer/recording artist Lamont Dozier ; six-time GRAMMY-winning group Earth, Wind & Fire; DJ Faust; 16-time GRAMMY-winning producer David Foster ; five-time GRAMMY winner, Recording Academy Chair Emeritus, and GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares® Board member Jimmy Jam; singer/songwriter Josh Kelley ; saxophonist Dave Koz ; songwriter/producer/recording artist Jeff Lorber ; five-time GRAMMY-winning producer Manny Marroquin ; recording artist Jesse McCartney ; Minor Productions Inc. President/CEO and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” music director Rickey Minor ; two-time GRAMMY-winning group Ozomatli; Recording Academy, GRAMMY Foundation, and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow ; recording artist Gavin Rossdale ; DJ Shortee; three-time GRAMMY-winning guitarist Steve Vai ; Sublime bassist Eric Wilson ; and four-time GRAMMY-winning film composer Hans Zimmer , among others.

Financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp is offered to qualified students. This year, a portion of these resources was generously provided by ASCAP, BET, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Hot Topic Foundation, as well as several individual donors.

GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 9–18, 2011

The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Songwriting; and a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles. A showcase concert will conclude the program on Sunday, July 17 at El Rey Theatre.

GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 2–8, 2011

GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a seven-day residential program for high school students that will be held in New York. It offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams consisting of three fields: Music Business & Production; Singer/Songwriter; and Performance for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal and Winds & Strings. This real-world, hands-on environment will provide an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Sunday, August 7 .

2011 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees And Tracks

Nick Arnold Del Mar, Calif. Drums
Michael Arrom Warren, N.J. Keyboard
William Ashfield Hailey, Idaho Audio Engineering
Hudson Barineau Houston Guitar
Erik Buell San Clemente, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Brandon Canada Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Bass
Alex Canepa Woodland Hills, Calif. Guitar
Andrew Carmody Kailua, Hawaii Drums
Morgan Carroll Fort Collins, Colo. Electronic Music Production
Jake Chapman Los Angeles Keyboard
Josh Conway Los Angeles Audio Engineering
Daniel Felix-Kim Tiburon, Calif. Guitar
Megan Feroglia Los Altos, Calif. Concert Promotion/Production
Michael Finch Santa Monica, Calif. Audio Engineering
Nathan Foley Rockville, Md. Guitar
Lukas Frank Santa Monica, Calif. Drums
Chris Freedman Los Angeles Audio Engineering
Carly Gardner Muncy, Penn. Keyboard
Benjamin Gershbein Tiburon, Calif. Concert Promotion/Production
Ben Glasser Irvine, Calif. Guitar
Elise Go San Francisco Songwriting
Tanner Grandstaff Newport Beach, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Michael Hansen North Easton, Mass. Saxophone (Winds & Strings)
Josh Holiday Clermont, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Nadav Hollander Irvine, Calif. Audio Engineering
Brandon Holt Hendersonville, Tenn. Drums
Jonathan Huggins San Antonio Trombone (Winds & Strings)
Christina Jones Atlanta Songwriting
Bria Kelly Smithfield, Va. Songwriting
Alexandrea Kern Hercules, Calif. Music Journalism
Chase Kroesche Salt Lake City Songwriting
Mia Lalanne New Hampton, N.H. Electronic Music Production
Charles Laughlin Northbrook, Ill. Guitar
Mirjam Lepp Boynton Beach, Fla. Music Journalism
Erin Levins New Orleans Audio Engineering
Sarah Lindstedt Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Songwriting
Noah Lizerbram Carlsbad, Calif. Audio Engineering
Ben LoPiccolo Foster, R.I. Music Journalism
Dante Lozano Helotes, Texas Saxophone (Winds & Strings)
Leviticus Lumpkin Jr. Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
Alma Macbride West Hartford, Conn. Keyboard
Leah Mangandi North Hills, Calif. Violin (Winds & Strings)
Esteban Marin Doral, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Neil Martin Beverly Hills, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Brandon Martinez Santa Maria, Calif. Vocal
BJ Monk Jacksonville, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Ryley Mueller Escondido, Calif. Music Journalism
Rita Murphy Burbank, Calif. Violin (Winds & Strings)
Luke Niccoli Scottsdale, Ariz. Songwriting
John Nichols Dayton, Ohio Songwriting
Jimmy Nieh Blairstown, N.J. Concert Promotion/Production
Daniel Oldham Encinitas, Calif. Bass
Jesse Perlman Beverly Hills, Calif. Guitar
Chase Phillips Atlanta Concert Promotion/Production
Maija Pinkins Corona, Calif. Vocal
Keri Prather Pasadena, Calif. Songwriting
Victoria Pritchard Spring Lake Heights, N.J. Songwriting
Layne Putnam Rapid City, S.D. Songwriting
Giovanni Quattrochi New York Electronic Music Production
Evan Rees Tucson, Ariz. Keyboard
Jack Rodenburg Lincoln, Neb. Keyboard
Malik Rodgers Perth Amboy, N.J. Concert Promotion/Production
Brian Rodriguez Los Angeles Bass
Kyleel Rolle Parlin, N.J. Electronic Music Production
Alexander Rosenbloom Beverly Hills, Calif. Songwriting
Alyssa Sarti North Las Vegas, Nev. Concert Promotion/Production
Kashish Shamsi Manhattan, N.Y. Vocal
Rachael Shapiro Bexley, Ohio Concert Promotion/Production
Allison Spice Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Music Journalism
Lena Stein Carlisle, Mass. Songwriting
Alexandra Stern Albuquerque, N.M. Vocal
Nikolas Szejna Fort Collins, Colo. Audio Engineering
Justin Thunstrom Plymouth, Minn. Electronic Music Production
Larenz Tolson Studio City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Cody Tripp Griffith, Ind. Guitar
Jim Trotter Jasper, Ala. Keyboard
Satarra Troutman Atlanta Bass
David Watanabe Acworth, Ga. Audio Engineering
Raymond Weber Jr. New Orleans Drums
Evan Wierzbicki Homewood, Ill. Bass
Danny Wirick Sonoma, Calif. Vocal
Austin Taylor Zudeck New York Vocal
Quinn Anex-Ries Seattle Saxophone (Winds & Strings)
Nathan Armstrong Germantown, Tenn. Music Business & Production
Marla Bradford Castro Valley, Calif. Singer/Songwriter
Paulee Brown Orangeburg, SC Drums
Kevin Burke Garden City, N.Y. Music Business & Production
Colin Callahan Monroe, Wisc. Music Business & Production
Kristen Castro Simi Valley, Calif. Singer/Songwriter
Krysten Caudle West Bloomfield, Mich. Vocal
Dylan Daniels Zanesville, Ohio Vocal
Ryan Dents New Orleans Music Business & Production
Jessica Farren Nashville, Tenn. Singer/Songwriter
Andres Ferret Miami Bass
Rees Finley Upper Arlington, Ohio Singer/Songwriter
Tyne Freeman Columbia, S.C. Singer/Songwriter
Rachel Gibler Satellite Beach, Fla. Vocal
Tanner Grandstaff Newport Beach, Calif. Music Business & Production
Megan Kulpa Sayreville, N.J. Music Business & Production
Mia Lalanne New Hampton, N.H. Music Business & Production
Erin Levins New Orleans Music Business & Production
Ray Long Haddon Township, N.J. Trombone (Winds & Strings)
Richard Mattox Tallahassee, Fla. Singer/Songwriter
Chad Neville Groton, N.Y. Music Business & Production
Alan Price Washington, DC Music Business & Production
Semaj Puryear Crete, Ill. Music Business & Production
Angelique Richards Manhattan Music Business & Production
Jack Rodenburg Lincoln, Neb. Keyboard
Alexander Gunnar Rolfs Vancouver, Wash. Guitar
Blaise Sandberg New Hyde Park, N.Y. Singer/Songwriter
Alyssa Sarti North Las Vegas, Nev. Music Business & Production
Aaron Spieldenner Normandy Park, Wash. Guitar
Fandy Tjen Philadelphia Vocal
Raymond Weber Jr. New Orleans Drums
Mary Weitz Durham, N.C. Music Business & Production
Dertrick Winn Temple, Texas Music Business & Production
Christopher Withers Canton, Mich. Music Business & Production

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. 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. Campbell’s Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit

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