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Two local students attend Grammy Camp

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Keegan Valentine
Chloe Duvall

Two local students were among 119 talented high schoolers from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states who participated in the 13th annual Grammy Camp program.

The museum's signature music industry camp was held in Nashville from May 30-June 3 at Belmont University.

Keegan Valentine, from White House, and Chloe Duvall, from Portland, were selected to be part of the camp. Both are student/homeschool students at Christian Community Schools in White House.

The program offers selected high school students an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. This unique opportunity focuses on all aspects of commercial music and provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The camp features four music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance for bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards. All students will have the opportunity to showcase what they learn during camp at an open house, which will be held during the last day of camp.

"Grammy Camp provides a unique, in-depth experience for high school students who are interested in exploring careers in the music industry," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the Grammy Museum Board. "The program engages campers to work collaboratively across their chosen career tracks, so they increase their skills as they move ahead on their musical paths. I have no doubt Grammy Camp will produce future Grammy winners such as Maren Morris, who was a participant at our very first Grammy Camp in 2005 and received the 2016 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance."

Applications for Grammy Camp 2018 will be available online in September at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of Grammy Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.

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