PLHS Student Chosen for Two Prestigious Vocal Awards including Grammy Camp – Will Perform During GRAMMY Events
Kara Walton, a senior at
Papillion-La Vista High School, has been chosen for the prestigious 2016 GRAMMY
Camp- Jazz Session. She is one of 32 students selected from across the country.
The GRAMMY Camp- Jazz Session brings students that are talented jazz singers
and instrumentalists together for a weeklong musical camp in Los Angeles.
Kara has also been named a
2016 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable
Mention Winner in Jazz Voice. She is one of 819 students selected in a variety
of arts areas including dance, musical, visual and performing arts from over
12,000 applications for this honor. The
YoungArts honors emerging artists from
across the country. All winners now have the opportunity to
participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Los Angeles
(February 16 – 21, 2016), YoungArts Miami (March 8 – 13, 2016), and YoungArts
New York (April 12 – 17, 2016). Winners can also receive up to $10,000 during
one of the regional programs.
For GRAMMY Camp 2016 students
will travel to Los Angeles in early February to take part in the weeklong
musical adventure under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Ron McCurdy of
the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and associate
choral director Susanna Wegner of Kansas City, Mo.
During the week of February 10-15, students will
perform at various GRAMMY Week events including an appearance at GRAMMY in the
Schools Live! – A Celebration of Music and Education on February 11, 2016 at
Club Nokia with special guest artists. They will also perform on February 10 at
the Spaghettini Fine Dining and Entertainment in Seal Beach, California and on
February 12 at the Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills. On
February 12-14, students will work with Multi-GRAMMY winning engineer and
Producers & Engineers Wing Member Al Schmitt to record an album GRAMMY Jazz 24 courtesy of Capitol
Studios & Mastering. Students will then attend the 58th annual
GRAMMY Awards on February 15 as guests of The Recording Academy and will
perform at the GRAMMY celebration after-party.
This is a great opportunity for Kara and other
students to showcase their talents in front of professional musicians. GRAMMY
Camp-Jazz Session students are also eligible for more than $2 million in
college scholarships. Papillion-La Vista High School will also receive a
professional cymbol courtesy of the Zildjian Company.