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Industry Insiders Guide Students at Grammy Camp

USC Thornton School of Music hosted their annual music workshops run by leading artists and producers.

More than 700 local high school students attended the 8th annual Grammy Camp Wednesday at USC’s Thornton School of Music, receiving a rare first-hand taste of life in the music industry.

Local high School students perform at Wednesday's Grammy Camp. (Photo courtesy ATVN)
Local high School students perform at Wednesday's Grammy Camp. (Photo courtesy ATVN)

"When I was coming up I didn't really have a mentor in the industry,” said Evan Bogart, a Grammy-winning songwriter/producer in attendance. “I always really yearned for that and wanted that and I kind of had to fend for myself a lot. So it's important for me to give back, give advice or a leg up."

The workshops allowed students to observe live performances, listen to candid talks given by leading industry artists and producers and even record their own music.

But despite the varied workshops, the overall theme of the day was a unified one: hard work is a requirement in making dreams a reality.

"It means a lot,” said Lisa Irvin, a senior at Washington Prep High School. “Because they didn't have to do this, but they chose to do it. And it makes me feel special because I actually get to be here with them to experience this. And they took time to do something for the community. It's very nice.”

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