Posted by Roberta Keener on 7/08/11 • Categorized as New

Noise_PosterOn Sunday, July 10th, sixteen musically gifted high school students from across the US pull into Charlotte for 10 days of music related experiences they will never, ever forget. NOISE! is a summer camp that takes music education to the next level by giving talented teens an innovative and unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience inside the music industry. Students will rub elbows and work directly with songwriters, arrangers, producers, sound engineers, studio musicians, audio architects, label execs, radio programmers, music celebs and educators. NOISE! is life altering for these teens, not to mention mind-bending and dream-inspiring!

NOISE! has been on tour the last 10 years, previously held in NY, LA, Atlanta and Nashville. This year Muzak brings it home to the Charlotte area so their 500 Home Office employees can see and hear first hand the impact NOISE! camp has on the kids.

On the last night of NOISE! camp, July 19, these musically gifted students will perform the annual talent show to hundreds, live in Muzak’s City Center. This highly anticipated showcase of talent, called NOISE! Live, will also be streamed live for all who won’t be able to attend the show in person.

Check to see if one of this year’s NOISE! students might be from your town:

Hannah Cook (Belleville, IL)
Sierra Gant (Spring, TX)
Maggie Thorn (Bloomingfield, MO)
Jordy Searcy (Fairhope, AL)
Joneka Percentie (Charlotte, NC)
Drew McDaniel (Phoenix, AZ)
Willie Griswold (Orlando, FL)
John Hargett (Charlotte, NC)
Sarah Kelli Fleming (Wilmington, NC)
Andrew Stevenson (Doswell, VA)
Filip Skrzesinski (Carpenterville, IL)
Madison Early (Charlotte, NC)
Julia Pettiecord (Yardley, PA)
Brendan Carchidi (Holliston, MA)
Leigh Vargo (Mentor, OH)
Lee Landess (Charlotte, NC)

All sixteen students have been granted scholarships to NOISE! 2011 by the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music education.

This year we are working hard to allow friends, family and supporters to be part of the action:

Read daily blog posts and regular updates on the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Facebook page, follow us on Twitter using #NOISE11 and watch NOISE! Live on the Foundation’s Livestream site: http://www.livestream.com/muzakheartsoul

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