[APPLY] Best Buy Grammy Camp Deadline November 20th

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For the first time ever, Chicago high school girls have a chance to get a taste of a career in the music industry at a free, one-day Best Buy GRAMMY Camp® Weekend in Chicago, powered by Chicago City of Learning.

Between 9am and 6pm on December 6 at DePaul University’s Loop Campus, GRAMMY® pros will work with campers to build upon their digital audio or songwriting skills, as well as teach them about the business of music production and how to create a pathway to a career.

The program offers three tracks:

  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION: Participants will learn state-of-the-art methods of programming, editing, sampling and missing on digital audio work stations to help further develop their original compositions. This Career Track will also expose the class to cutting-edge techniques in digital music production, remixing and sound manipulation.
  • SONGWRITING:  Aspiring songwriters will sharpen the skills of their craft while exploring song structure, harmony, melody, lyric writing and, where applicable, vocal technique. This track will also provide campers with the opportunity to collaborate with a band, singers and other songwriters. They will also gain valuable insight on sound business practices including effective marketing.
  • AUDIO ENGINEERING: Campers will receive comprehensive instruction on recording techniques, including mic technique, signal flow and sonic shaping both in studio and live applications. Campers will also learn aspects of traditional music production and budgeting as applied to today’s rapidly changing industry. Students should have a rudimentary understanding of recording equipment and be familiar with basic audio terminology (i.e. microphone, compression, reverb, etc.)

Download and print your application and waiver for your track interest now. Scan – or take photos – and submit the completed documents by email to ccol@mkcpr.com.

Only 50 girls will be accepted into the program and all applications must be submitted by Thursday, NOVEMBER 20. More information is available at https://ChicagoCityofLearning.org/GRAMMYCamp.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The sooner applications are received the completed documents, the better chance you will have to be accepted into this FREE program. Campers will be notified prior to Thanksgiving. Those who attend the one-day session will become eligible to apply to win a full scholarship to a week-long residential, summer GRAMMY Camp® experience.

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