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Shure Supports Grammy Camp with Cash, Products and Expertise

Instructional sessions sponsored by Shure were part of the mix at Grammy Camp 2006. Photo credit: The Recording Academy, Maury Phillips/ ©2006

For the second year in a row, Shure Incorporated was the title sponsor for the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp, which opened on July 15 and continued through July 31 at the Citrus College Entertainment Technology Complex in Glendora, Calif., and at other venues throughout Los Angeles. A total of 72 high school students from around the U.S. participated in this year’s Grammy Camp, a 17-day interactive experience for high school students to explore 13 music career tracks that culminated with a recording and showcase performance on Sunday, July 30.

This year, the curriculum again covered the creative process and technical aspects of performing, recording and distribution while emphasizing new and emerging technologies impacting the music industry.

Shure donated cash, loaned more than $10,000 worth of microphones, other products, and educational materials, and provided an applications engineer to conduct instructional sessions for the students as part of the camp’s curriculum. The company also offered free hearing screenings to the students, faculty and staff in partnership with the Los Angeles–based House Ear Institute, and donated several hundred ear plugs as part of the Shure Listen Safe program.

“One of the priorities for our philanthropic activities is to support youth music education programs like Grammy Camp,” said Terri Johnson, the director of marketing communications for Shure U.S. “We were very excited that the Grammy Foundation asked us to be involved again this year after the tremendous success of the inaugural program in 2005.”

“It was wonderful to have Shure back as a sponsor this year,” said Patrick Bolek, Director of Grammy Camp. “The kids learned a lot about proper microphone techniques for studio and live performances during their classes with Shure’s instructor, and the free hearing screenings were a much appreciated addition to this year’s program.”

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