Wandsworth Music Students Fly To Grammy Camp In USA

Two teenagers from the World Heart Beat Academy have been chosen

17 year-old Quinn Oulton and 18 year-old Isaac Duribe from The World Heart Beat Music Academy in Wandsworth, London, have been chosen for the Grammy Camp 2013.

As part of the Cultural Exchange Program, on Saturday, July 13, the students will participate in the GRAMMY Camp interactive 10-day residential summer music experience at the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Additionally, the exchange students will participate in several community music clinics and performances with alumni from the GRAMMY Camp, all within a framework of an international cultural exchange.
Quinn Oulton plays the saxophone and completed grade 8 at age 11 with distinction. Ever since then, he has been studying and learning the intricate details and techniques of how to improvise and play jazz.  Quinn says: “Without wanting to sound too predictable or clichéd, I honestly don’t know what I would do without music, and no matter what the future holds, I know it will always stay that way. I plan to apply to all of the London conservatoires to study jazz. I am also looking at colleges in Europe and America.” Of the scholarship opportunity Quinn comments: “It’s a brilliant opportunity, the step I need.”

Isaac Duribe is an electronics producer and says of electronic music: “I enjoy the feelings electronic music can convey including euphoria and deep sadness.” And says of the program: “I am looking forward to applying the new skills learnt during my scholarship to compose different genres of music.”

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The World Heart Beat Music Academy is a dynamic music academy with innovative music programmes drawn from many cultures of the world, designed to unlock the potential of disadvantaged young people. Believing in the power of music to transform lives, the World Heart Beat Music Academy creates educational experiences where young people are inspired to achieve excellence in a vast array of musical forms. Since opening in 2012, the academy has had an extraordinary impact on young people’s lives. The academy is based in London and teaches both traditional and contemporary music, offering instrumental lessons as well as ensemble opportunities. To find out more, visit www.worldheartbeat.org. The World Heart Beat Music Academy is a registered charity, 1139579.

Young people interested in joining the academy can get more information via the website – www.worldheartbeat.org – or by calling the academy on 02088703042.

July 3, 2013