January 19th, 2011

GRAMMY Career Day 2011

On Wednesday, January 12th, the YMR crew represented at the 2011 edition of GRAMMY Career Day at SF State. GRAMMY Career Day provides 700 high school students the opportunity to experience and learn about the many careers in music. Through interactive workshops, performances, and discussions, students learn about careers in production, performance, composition, arrangement, and business.

Check out a word from one of our attendees, songwriter & Leadership Collective member, Dee Wilson.

"What is Grammy Career Day?! It’s only the best day ever for any young aspiring musician in high school. It’s like Camp Rock but on a college campus instead of in the wilderness. Anywho, I went to Grammy Career Day last Wednesday and it seems to get better every year. New talent, new faces, new experts in the field; meaning that all the advice and such is fresh. I’ve definitely learned a few new things that I didn’t from last year's Career Day like songwriting formats and the importance of a songwriter, that’s me!!!

After all the fun and business, I got to experience Pop Lyfe. A group from Oakland School of the Arts better known as OSA, and man was I loving it. Way better than McD's. It makes me feel all warm inside to see young people, like myself, doing great things with their talents instead of letting them go to waste.

Well that’s all for now. Word of advice, 'Keep on swimming' as Dory would say, in the face of trouble."

September 30th, 2010

Upcoming opportunities through GRAMMY In The Schools!

Don't miss the October 22nd deadline for the amazing opportunities through the GRAMMYs!

GRAMMY® Jazz Ensembles

The GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles program identifies and selects top high school instrumentalists and singers. Students from across the country have the opportunity to audition for the choir, band and combo and receive a free trip to the host city of the GRAMMYs. Selectees are also eligible for more than $2 million in scholarships from College Partners, perform in GRAMMY® Week events, record a CD and attend the GRAMMYs.


GRAMMY Camp is a residential summer camp for high school students with a focus on the music industry. Hosted in Los Angeles by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and taught by top music professionals from multiple disciplines, GRAMMY Camp provides an exciting experience in various music industry careers including: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Journalism; Concert Promotion & Production; Singer/Songwriter and Instrumental Performance.

View full article for links to more vital information below!

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March 12th, 2010

Apply to GRAMMY Camp by March 31st!

GRAMMY Camp offers students the opportunity to work with GRAMMY-winning and -nominated professionals and industry specialists affiliated with The Recording Academy over a number of music industry career tracks. Over the past three years, approximately 70 percent of campers who applied for financial aid received assistance to this immersive, interactive and highly collaborative residential summer music camp. GRAMMY Camp is sponsored in part by Converse and Epiphone.

The final application deadline is March 31, 2010, and interested students can apply at, and for the first time applicants can submit their video essay and audition videos online at

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