2023 GRAMMY Camp: GRAMMY Museum Selects Students, Announces Gracie Abrams, G Flip, Lizzy McAlpine & More As Guest Artists
GRAMMY Camp participants performing in 2022

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2023 GRAMMY Camp: GRAMMY Museum Selects Students, Announces Gracie Abrams, G Flip, Lizzy McAlpine & More As Guest Artists

The 2023 GRAMMY Camp program will be held in person at USC's Ronald Tutor Campus Center from July 16 to July 22.

Recording Academy/May 25, 2023 - 02:56 pm

Across 18 editions, GRAMMY Camp has historically been one of the most exciting events on the Recording Academy calendar — and now, we know just what 2023 GRAMMY Camp will look like.

Today, the GRAMMY Museum announced that 86 talented high school students from 71 U.S. cities across 22 states have been selected as participants in the 19th annual GRAMMY Camp program. Gracie Abrams, G Flip, Moore Kismet, Paul Klein from LANY, and Lizzy McAlpine will be this year's guest artists; they will discuss their career paths and help students prepare for the music industry.

The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held from Sunday, July 16, to Saturday, July 22, at USC's Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

"GRAMMY Camp embodies the GRAMMY Museum's mission and education initiatives," said Michael Sticka, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum. "We're thrilled that with the support of the Hot Topic Foundation, Camp has extended to seven days this year, allowing high school students interested in a career in music more time and immersion to study with leading industry professionals and artists, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry."

This GRAMMY In The Schools program is presented by the GRAMMY Museum and Hot Topic Foundation. Additional program support is provided by BeatHeadz, Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, First Horizon Bank, Ford Motor Company Fund, Natalie Cole Foundation, Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation, and the Recording Academy.

GRAMMY Camp will focus on all aspects of commercial music and provide instruction by industry professionals in an immersive and creative environment. The program features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Music Journalism, Songwriting, Vocal Performance, Video Production, and Instrumental Performance.

All tracks culminate in virtual media projects, recordings and/or performances.

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2024 will be available online in September at www.grammycamp.com. Read on for the list of students selected for 2023 GRAMMY Camp.

2023 GRAMMY Camp Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by First Name)

Alexandra Brookes Playa del Rey, Calif. Music Business
Alexandra Perez Sugar Land, Texas Music Journalism
Anne Chen Richmond, Texas Music Business
Anya Williams Tampa, Fla. Music Journalism
Asha Patel Calabasas, Calif. Vocal Performance
Audrey Dupuis Flushing, Mich. Songwriting
Ava Cashman West Hartford, Conn. Music Business
Ava Freeland Los Angeles Songwriting
Avery Gross Calabasas, Calif. Instrument – Keyboard
Bella Marciano Forest, Va. Songwriting
Ben Brannock San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Instrument – Bass
Benjamin Corburn Culver City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Brandon Goldman Alhambra, Calif. Instrument – Drums
Caroline Floyd Memphis, Tenn. Music Business
Carter Campos Glendale, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Channing LauEngler Baltimore, Md. Audio Engineering
Charlee Hines Compton, Calif. Music Business
Christina Chetram Southwest Ranches, Fla. Music Business
Daniela Guzman Miami, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Dasha Genkin New York Music Business
Dexter Griffin Oakland, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Diego Brown Inglewood, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Diya Kodgire Houston, Texas Music Business
Dylan Wels Irvington, N.Y. Electronic Music Production
Edward Ko Diamond Bar, Calif. Instrument – Bass
Ella Gibson Rochester, Ill. Songwriting
Ellie Ramos Alamo, Calif. Songwriting
Esther Cho Fullerton, Calif. Music Journalism
Evan Wazac Fairfax, Iowa Instrument – Keyboard
Harrison Le Tampa, Fla. Audio Engineering
Helena Munoz Winnetka, Calif. Music Business
Henry Aufmann San Diego, Calif. Instrument – Trumpet
Ian Shaw Madison, Wisc. Songwriting
Ilan Carter Miami, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Ixil Tambito Hawthorne, Calif. Video Production
Jack Fowler Memphis, Tenn. Music Business
Jai Arieh Atlanta, Ga. Instrument - Bass
Jaiden Meltzer Northampton, Mass. Songwriting
Jane Cook Nashville, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Jason Takao Honolulu, Hawaii Songwriting
Javier Bennett Wilmington, Del. Electronic Music Production
Jayden Holmes Miami Beach, Fla. Audio Engineering
Joseph DellaValla Jackson, N.H. Instrument – Drums
Josh Irvin West Orange, N.J. Audio Engineering
Joshua Lee Ardsley, N.Y. Music Journalism
Kai Dekleermaeker Encinitas, Calif. Video Production
Kai Wesener Fremont, Calif. Audio Engineering
Kathan Kalaver Houston Instrument - Guitar
Kieler Avery Bonita, Calif. Vocal Performance
Kimberley Tucker Culver City, Calif. Music Business
Lauren Sun Rye Brook, N.Y. Songwriting
Leo Millot Redondo Beach, Calif. Audio Engineering
Luke Chua Short Hills, N.J. Audio Engineering
Mady Lubavin Newport Coast, Calif. Music Business
Mariae Broome Willoughby Hills, Ohio Vocal Performance
Mason Baughman Alhambra, Calif. Audio Engineering
Mateo Fernandez Miami, Fla. Music Business
Max Young Atlanta, Ga. Electronic Music Production
Mayah Board Santa Clarita, Calif. Video Production
Mia Ivener Valley Glen, Calif. Music Business
Michael Turner Birmingham, Ala.  Instrument – Drums
Mikaela Guzman Miami, Fla. Electronic Music Production
Moa Ball Inglewood, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Nate Simon San Francisco, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Neil Nayyar Elk Grove, Calif. Instrument – Guitar
Nicholas Yiakoumatos San Gabriel, Calif. Songwriting
Noah Schlondorff Bexley, Ohio Songwriting
Nora Connor Keller, Texas Songwriting
Olivia Wang La Canada Flintridge, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Parker Freiermuth Austin Electronic Music Production
Paul Trajanovich Santa Monica, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Pedro Garcia Huntington Park, Calif. Video Production
Peyton Price Austin Music Journalism
Ryann Barnes Atherton, Calif. Vocal Performance
Sarah Al Mazrouei San Diego, Calif. Music Business
Savannah Blandino Torrance, Calif. Songwriting
Serena Griffin Oakland, Calif. Music Journalism
Siena Urquiza Glendale, Calif. Music Journalism
Sofia Bella Erskine Upland, Calif. Vocal Performance
Stevie Lee King Wilsonville, Ore. Instrument – Guitar
Sydney Thomas Dallas, Texas Vocal Performance
Sumita Bhattacharyya Coppell, Texas Vocal Performance
Tallulah Kappel New Orleans, La. Songwriting
Walter Burkley Los Angeles Music Business
Will Ellis Memphis, Tenn. Instrument – Guitar
Zoe Bertsch Lodi, Calif. Music Business

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GRAMMY Museum & Recording Academy Announced Second Annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship
Quinn Coleman

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GRAMMY Museum & Recording Academy Announced Second Annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship

The program's mission is to elevate the next generation of Black music creators via a comprehensive internship program and opportunities for professional development. Application opens on Tues, Sept. 5, and closes on Fri, Oct. 6.

Recording Academy/Sep 5, 2023 - 01:00 pm

The GRAMMY Museum and the Recording Academy have announced the launch of the second annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship.

The program is designed to continue razing barriers within the music industry by providing Black college students professional development experiences that will ready them for future full-time employment.

Established in 2021, the program was named in honor of the late music executive and DJ Quinn Coleman, who tragically passed away at the age of 31 in 2020. Following his passing, his family established the Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship through the GRAMMY Museum to help keep his legacy alive.

The Recording Academy's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team will judiciously select currently enrolled college students across the country who aim to pursue careers in the music industry or other related creative fields.

Five interns will be chosen to collaborate closely with the GRAMMY Museum, Recording Academy and affiliated chapters.

Additionally, each intern will receive two $1,000 scholarships for tuition, a $500 stipend for interview preparation, two $250 stipends for books and equipment, and funding to invest in personal portfolios — in addition to a spring internship at the Recording Academy or Latin Recording Academy.

"I'm thrilled to see Quinn's legacy continue with another year of Quinn Coleman Scholars. With the help of the GRAMMY Museum and the Recording Academy, we are excited to welcome the next class of students passionate about music inclusion, excellence, and dedication," said Debra Lee, Founder of Leading Women Defined and Former Chairman & CEO of BET Networks.

The scholarship application opens on Tues. Sept. 5, and will close on Fri. Oct. 6. Selected scholarship recipients will be announced on Tues. Oct. 17.

To apply for the scholarship, visit here. To learn more about the Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship, visit here. For more information on the GRAMMY Museum, visit here.

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4 Ways To Maximize Your Recording Academy Membership
Recording Academy Membership

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4 Ways To Maximize Your Recording Academy Membership

Here is a thorough guide to the primary ways all Recording Academy members can use their platform, maximize their membership, and get involved with the Academy's various divisions and initiatives.

Recording Academy/Aug 9, 2023 - 07:29 pm

If you're reading this, chances are you've decided to become a member of the Recording Academy. You are to be commended for this decision!

As part of the world's leading society of music people, you are in a unique position to make your voice heard — and effect change that not only manifests during the GRAMMYs show, but ripples throughout the music industry and world at large.

As such, becoming a member is merely the first step: it's time to use your platform to the fullest and get involved with the Academy's various divisions and initiatives. Below is a handy guide to the primary ways you can maximize your Recording Academy membership.

Fight For Music Creator's Rights

One of the most crucial divisions of the Recording Academy is Advocacy, which fights to protect the rights of music makers and advance their interests in the realms of /ocal, state and federal policy.

Additionally, Advocacy works to educate the public about key legislation and policy issues that affect everyone in the music community.

As an Academy member, you can get involved with Advocacy in a number of ways. One is by familiarizing yourself with GRAMMYs On The Hill, a two-day event consisting of the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards and subsequent Advocacy Day.

Over the course of these events, music creators come together with Members of Congress to celebrate those who have been exceptional in their support of creator's rights and to advocate for the passage of legislation that will further improve those rights.

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Another important component of Advocacy is District Advocate, the largest grassroots advocacy movement for music and its makers.

This manifests every year in District Advocate Day, where Recording Academy members across the U.S. met virtually with their Senators and Congressional Representatives to fight for change for the music community.

Other facets of Advocacy to get acquainted with include the GRAMMY Fund For Music Creators and the quarterly advocacy newsletter and annual magazine. Furthermore, click here for a helpful landing page that features practical routes to support Advocacy initiatives.

Support The Next Generation of Music

The GRAMMY Museum's education initiatives aim to keep music in our schools and introduce music as a profession to young people.

Here are four ways they do this:


The GRAMMY Museum's K-12 educational outreach and funding efforts ensure the future of music is only as strong as the next generation of creators. Last year alone, the Museum reached more than 700,000+ students through their free virtual education programming by way of GRAMMY Museum At Home and online streaming service, COLLECTION:live

Community Engagement

Their many public programs range from panels on the state of the music industry to intimate performances.

On-Site Exhibits

The Museum's Los Angeles location offers a variety of interactive and educational experiences that provide insights into artists who have shaped music history — as well as the creative process itself.


Re:live Music Moments on COLLECTION:live, the official streaming service from the GRAMMY Museum featuring artist interviews, performances, and livestreams.

Support Music Makers

As a freshly minted member of the Recording Academy, you can help spread awareness of resources that aid all music makers in need.

Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989, MusiCares is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and welfare of the music community through preventative care, crisis relief and recovery support.

Here are just some of the ways MusiCares is here to support you and your peers in the music community:

Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services

Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, group therapy, sober living and more.

Health Services

Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance.

Human Services

MusiCares provides humanitarian disaster relief, and emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums. 

They can also assist with funeral costs, or instrument replacement/repair if stolen or damaged in a natural disaster — excluding wear and tear. 

The human services team also offers preventive programs addressing financial literacy, affordable housing, career development, legal issues, and senior services.

Support The Academy's Future & Evolution

As a member, you have the ability to make big moves at the Academy by:

  • Recommending fellow music peers to become members

  • Submitting projects for GRAMMY Awards consideration

  • Proposing amendments to GRAMMY Awards rules

  • Voting in the GRAMMY Awards process (if you're a voting member; key dates here)

  • Getting involved in the Academy's DEI efforts

  • Running for a Recording Academy board and/or participating on advisory committees

  • Joining local chapters and voting in chapter elections

  • Participating in members-only programs

  • Supporting the Producers & Engineers (P&E) and Songwriters & Composers (S&C) wings

Additionally, you can become eligible to purchase GRAMMYs tickets and join the Latin Recording Academy as a dual member.

The Recording Academy is thrilled to have you as a member — whether you've already joined, or plan to join in the future! Watch this space for further news about Recording Academy membership and all other goings-on with the world's leading society of music people.

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'I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum)' Announced: Details, Exhibit Highlights & More
Taylor Swift at the 2023 GRAMMYs

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'I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum)' Announced: Details, Exhibit Highlights & More

In celebration of Taylor Swift's six history-making, sold-out SoFi Stadium shows in Los Angeles starting this week, the GRAMMY Museum proudly presents a special pop-up exhibit, 'I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum).'

Recording Academy/Aug 2, 2023 - 03:54 pm

With the Eras Tour set to stretch into its second year, Taylor Swift's star has arguably never been brighter — and the GRAMMY Museum is celebrating that with a Speak Now twist.

To honor Taylor Swift's history-making shows in Los Angeles — all six of her SoFi Stadium performances, which begin this week, are sold out — the GRAMMY Museum proudly presents a special pop-up exhibit, I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum). Open for a limited time through Monday, Sept. 18, the exhibit is on display in the Museum's fourth-floor theater gallery.

I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum) invites visitor into the world of Swift's recent "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" music video, with a display of 11 costumes and two instruments — for a total of 13 artifacts from the video.

The costumes were all worn during Swift's original Speak Now era. The music video for "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" features actors Joey King and Taylor Lautner breaking Swift out of a museum vault while Presley Cash waits in the getaway car. The scene reflects  how it felt for Swift to reclaim her music.

Swift wrote and directed the music video, realizing her vision of directing fight scenes and a classic heist storyline, with help from Jonathan Sela, ASC, the Director of Photography.

"Taylor Swift is about to make history in Los Angeles by setting the SoFi stadium record for the most performances as a headliner," Jasen Emmons, Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the GRAMMY Museum, said in a statement. "We're thrilled to honor this achievement by creating an immersive space for her fans and our community to continue celebrating her all month long."

All exhibit artifacts ich were worn and played by Swift during her original Speak Now era, and featured in the "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" music video:

  • Swift's vintage lace dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Eric Winterling dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's custom REEM ACRA dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Valentino gown from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Susan Hilferty dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now tour

  • Joey King's Monsoon white dress & wig from Swift's "Mean" music video

  • Swift's Temperley dress from her "Mean" music video

  • Swift's vintage flapper-style dress from her "Mean" music video

  • Swift's Zara dress from her "Mine" music video

  • Swift's Gibson Les Paul red sparkle top guitar from her Speak Now tour

  • Swift's Deering banjo from her "Speak Now tour

Enjoy I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum), and keep watching this space for news on everything Swift.

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GRAMMY Museum Presents ‘The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip’ Exhibit To Mark The Club’s Golden Anniversary
The Roxy Theatre in 2009

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GRAMMY Museum Presents ‘The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip’ Exhibit To Mark The Club’s Golden Anniversary

The exhibit launches at the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 15, 2023 with a special film screening, a rooftop reception, and a Q&A with owner Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco. The exhibit will run through Jan. 7, 2024.

Recording Academy/Jul 19, 2023 - 01:01 pm

The Roxy isn’t just a fixture on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip; it’s one of the most iconic rock clubs on the planet. For its 50th anniversary, it’s getting an immersive tribute — Recording Academy style.

To celebrate the golden anniversary of The Roxy and its enduring impact, the GRAMMY Museum® announces its newest exhibit, The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip, which explores the club’s genesis and vibrant musical history.

The exhibit will offer visitors a front-row view of the scores of musicians that played onstage, the celebrities who mingled upstairs at On The Rox (the Roxy’s VIP space), and the tantalizing details of the “Rocky Horror” stage show and movie. 

The exhibit launches at the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 15, 2023 with a special film screening, a rooftop reception, and a Q&A with club owner Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco. The exhibit will run through Jan. 7, 2024.

“I look forward to experiencing and sharing with the public the 50 years of Roxy history as memorialized by the GRAMMY Museum,” said Adler.

“The Roxy and the Sunset Strip are deeply embedded in music history, and 50 years later, the Roxy continues to be a club where music’s most exciting moments still take place,” said Jasen Emmons, Chief Curator and VP of Curatorial Affairs at the GRAMMY Museum. “This exhibit highlights Lou Adler and the Roxy’s ability to tap into the cultural zeitgeist and lets visitors dive into the rich world of one of the most historic and beloved locations in Los Angeles.”

The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip highlights the Los Angeles institution’s legacy through artifact displays, including Roxy memorabilia from Lou Adler’s archives, an original film, and photographs.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Sixtyphotographs of performers such as Cheech & Chong, The Clash, the Go-Go’s, Guns N’ Roses, Bob Marley, Mötley Crüe, Patti Smith, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.

  • Candid behind-the-scenes photos of celebrities like Jack Nicholson at On The Rox.

  • Photos from the original production of “The Rocky Horror Show” and movie.

  • Historical Roxy memorabilia from Lou Adler’s archives, including original invitations for the Roxy’s opening night and to the debut of “The Rocky Horror Show”; the original membership application for On The Rox, including key given to members; and the white upright piano from On The Rox that was played by Elton John, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

  • An original documentary short film, featuring interviews with Lou Adler, his sons Nic and Cisco, Peter Asher, and David Foster, whose first gig in Los Angeles was as the keyboard player for “The Rocky Horror Show.”

For more information regarding advanced ticket reservations for the exhibit, please visit www.grammymuseum.org — and watch this space for further GRAMMY Museum news of all stripes!

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