School of Rock Teams up with the GRAMMY Foundation® to Provide a Summer Music Experience

Leading Performance-based Music School Sponsors Scholarship to GRAMMY Camp® 2014

Online PR News – 25-March-2014 – Burr Ridge, IL – Burr Ridge, IL – School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life, announced it will be sponsoring a student scholarship to the highly acclaimed GRAMMY Foundation®’s 2014 GRAMMY Camp®. Sharing the same passion for music and education, the duo has teamed up to provide one lucky student an all-expenses paid chance to explore his or her full music potential.

GRAMMY Camp offers high school students an interactive summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, the unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers seven music career tracks including audio engineering, electronic music production, music business, music journalism, a performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocal, and winds & strings, video production, and songwriting. GRAMMY Camp’s goal of providing a real-world, hands-on music environment aligns with School of Rock’s mission to inspire the next generation of rockers.

School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and on stage performing with their peers. Similarly, School of Rock’s programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session.

“GRAMMY Camp forges strong bonds and imparts memorable and beneficial experiences for students as well as instructors. It goes beyond a typical camp, in that it provides significant tools young people can use to develop their career paths in the music industry and achieve their full potential,” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President, the GRAMMY Foundation. “All parties involved share the same goal of inspiring kids to explore their musical talent as well as their knowledge of the industry in dynamic and motivating environments where they feel inspired to excel,” adds Chris Catalano, School of Rock CEO.

GRAMMY Camp 2014 will take place in four cities. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be a five-day nonresidential day camp for local students at Belmont University June 9-13. GRAMMY Camp St. Paul at McNally Smith College of Music June 13-21 and GRAMMY Camp New York at Converse Rubber Tracks August 3-11 and will each include a nine-day interactive residential summer music experience. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will host a 10-day residential camp at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music July 12-21.. To be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and a financial assistance form at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May 2014.
The music school your mom and dad wished they had when they were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers. With more than 125 locations in seven countries, the franchise proves that rock and roll is here to stay. For more information please visit

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation are partnering to present their second annual Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards ceremony during GRAMMY Week 2015. To nominate a teacher for the second annual Music Educator Award, please visit For more information about the Foundation, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook at and follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter and Instagram.