Warwick junior one of just 32 high school students nationwide selected for 2017 GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session; also represents WVHS at NYSSMA All State Festival
WVHS junior Chloe Borthwick
On Dec 3 and 4, WVHS junior Chloe Borthwick took part in the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester.
Chloe was accepted into the very small and elite Vocal Jazz Choir. She was one of only six altos in the state to make it into the vocal group.
To audition for the program, Chloe had to prepare a standard jazz solo, perform sight-reading on the blues scale and demonstrate her skill at vocal improvisation. Her selection to this program is quite impressive, especially since the high school music program does not include a vocal jazz ensemble!
WVHS student Chloe Borthwick selected for elite vocal jazz choirs in New York state and Los Angeles
GRAMMY FOUNDATION® SELECTS STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN GRAMMY CAMP® — JAZZ SESSION DURING GRAMMY® WEEK 2017
The selected students will perform at various GRAMMY Week events, including — for the eighth year — an appearance at GRAMMY In The Schools Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund. This special event, which is open to the public, will showcase the selectees, along with special guest artists, on Feb. 9, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles. The group will offer additional public performances with special guest artists at Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment in Seal Beach, Calif., and Bluewhale in Los Angeles on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, respectively. GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session members will also attend the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 12 as guests of The Recording Academy and will perform at the GRAMMY Celebration® after-party.
GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session is supported in part by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Gia Maione Prima Foundation, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts. Artworks. Additional support is provided by Capitol Studios, Centerstaging,Gibson/Baldwin, Guitar Center, JBL, Roland, Shure, and Zildjian Cymbals.
GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session selectees are eligible for more than $2 million in college scholarships made possible through the GRAMMY Foundation's college partners: Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and USC Thornton School of Music. In addition, each selectee's school will receive a professional cymbal courtesy of the Zildjian Company.
2017 GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session Members
YoungArts is proud to announce its 2017 Winners -691 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts. Selected from the largest pool of applicants to date, and representing artists from 40 states..."
GRAMMY Foundation: https://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/press-release/grammy-foundation-selects-students-for-grammy-camp-in-nashville-lo-0
"The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 142 talented high school students from 117 U.S. cities and 30 U.S. stateshave been selected as participants in the 12th annual GRAMMY Camp® program."
WHUD Interview with Mike and Kasey
"With her keen insight and inherent musical talent, Borthwick foresees music as a constant staple in her life. "