East High School hosted "Grammy Camp" after earning the 2012 Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award along with a Ford Fund award of $5,500 on April 30th.
East was one out of 11 schools in the United States to win an Enterprise Award, which benefits schools that are economically under-served. Schools who are chosen for the award are recognized for their outstanding music programs.
Ford Motor Company Fund and The Grammy Foundation partnered to bring the Grammy Camp to the school to help give students insight into various career options inside the music industry.
David Sears, Senior Director of the Grammy Foundation, said the goal of holding the event is to help students understand that the music industry is not limited to performance and teaching. "What we're here to do today is let these young people know what those careers are and how they can get more information on that and how they can be successful in their careers," he said.
The Grammy Camp was a day long session, led by a panel of leaders in the music industry including: Larry Batiste, Charlie Hewitt, Heather Prunty, and David Sears.
Bartlett High School was also a recipient of the Ford Fund grant and Enterprise Award. The Grammy Camp will move to Bartlett on Tuesday.