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Bruno Mars Supporting GRAMMY Camp for High School Musicians

From the Grammy Museum:

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (SEPT. 27, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum®( announced today that five additional students will receive financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp® through the generous support of five-time GRAMMY® winner and 21-time GRAMMY nominee Bruno Mars. The scholarship will cover the tuition, housing, and transportation of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years. GRAMMY Camp, now celebrating its 14th year, is the GRAMMY Museum's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. This scholarship was first established in 2014 through a grant from Mars to the Hawai’i Community Foundation in honor of his late mother for students from the Hawai’i area to attend GRAMMY Camp. It has now expanded to include applicants from across the country. To be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition, and a financial assistance form at Thedeadline to apply is March 31, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May 2018. Through the support of several corporate and individual donors, approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who applied for financial aid have received assistance from the GRAMMY Museum. "GRAMMY Camp is one of the surest paths for high school students to acquire knowledge and gain experience about the range of careers available in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording AcademyTM and Board Chair of the GRAMMY Museum. "For the participants, the program offers access to artists and industry professionals who provide mentoring, critical insights, and advice. Bruno truly understands the importance of these interactions for young people who are interested in a life in music, and his generosity and longtime support are heartfelt and genuinely appreciated by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum." “It’s a privilege for me to be able to help students reach their musical dreams. I’m grateful to GRAMMY Camp for making this possible,” said Bruno Mars regarding his scholarship. GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive nonresidential 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 eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Music Journalism, Instrumental Performance,Vocal Performance, Video Production, and Songwriting. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product. GRAMMY CAMP 2018 LOCATIONS: GRAMMY Camp Nashville hosted by Belmont University GRAMMY Camp L.A. hosted by University of Southern California Thornton School of Music For more information, visit, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

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