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Fri June 22, 2012
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Grammy Camp Comes to Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Students from all over the country are here in Middle Tennessee this week to attend Grammy Camp.

The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences puts on the camps through its Grammy Foundation. According to Foundation spokesman David Series about 30 students were invited to attend the Nashville camp.

“We want high school students to understand about the entire music industry, so we provide them information and instruction on the industry.”

Camper Ford Garrard didn’t have far to travel. He just graduated from the Ensworth school in Nashville. Garrard says he plans to attend the University of North Carolina in the fall where he’ll major in jazz studies and business. He’s had a chance this week to record one of his compositions.

“The facilities we’ve been provided are of the highest quality, and it’s very fun working with people are very professional, and also with other students who are – like me – still learning about many facets of the industry.”

The Grammy Foundation will put on two more Grammy Camps this summer in LA and New York. You can visit grammycamp.com if you’d like to learn more.