Spring Session

April 10-13, 2023

Registration Closed

2023 Spring Session is 4-day music industry program for students age 13 – 18 interested in exploring a career in music. Hosted at GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center in Newark, students from the tri state area apply for one of the two offered career tracks. Record High faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give students the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career. The program will conclude with a performance showcase for friends and family on the final day.



Aspiring songwriters will sharpen the skills of their craft while exploring song structure, harmony, melody, lyric writing, and (where applicable) vocal technique. This track will also provide campers with the opportunity to collaborate with singers and other songwriters. They will also gain valuable insight on sound business practices including effective marketing. This Career Track does not require you to be a singer. However, a rudimentary understanding of music theory, and some piano or guitar performance abilities are helpful.

Hip Hop – Performance

Emerging Hip Hop artists will hone their skills while exploring contemporary hip-hop lyric writing, beat making and performance techniques. This track will also provide campers with the opportunity to collaborate with singers and songwriters and gain valuable insight on sound business practices including effective marketing.


Mark D. Conklin (Songwriter, Producer, Artist Manager)

Mark is the Director of Artist Relations and Programming at GRAMMY Museum Experience ™ Prudential Center. As an artist manager, his client’s music has been streamed over one billion times worldwide. As a songwriter, his songs have been recorded by dozens of artist, have reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Blues and Bluegrass Chart, Top 40 on the Billboard Country Breakout Chart, and have been heard in various films, television shows and national advertising campaigns.

Sheikia S. Norris (Hip Hop Performer and Educator)

Lyrically known as Purple and recognized as a skilled performer and leader in Hip Hop Education. Acknowledgments from participating as a “Lady’s First Fund” grant recipient, NJPAC’s Hip Hop Intensive Program Director, Next Level Program U.S. Cultural Diplomat, Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem Artist, a former member of the Toni Blackman’s Rhyme Like A Girl Collective (Freestyle Union) and up and coming curator for Hip Hop art and performance.


Where and when will Record High Spring Session be held in 2023?

GRAMMY Museum Experience ™ Prudential Center
165 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13, 2023
Sign in: 9:30am
Camp: 10am – 3:30pm
Showcase for friends and family on the final day at 2pm.

How do I register?

Complete the Registration form.

Who is eligible to register for Spring Session?

Students ages 13 – 18 are eligible to register.

What sorts of learning and performing experiences are included?

  • Workshops, Clinics and Master Classes with Top Industry Professionals
  • Individual and small group instruction
  • Interactivity between various Career Tracks
  • Performance showcase at GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center

What does a typical day at Spring Session look like?

Students typically begin their day with instruction in their specified career track. In the afternoon, they continue instruction, but also have time to collaborate with fellow students on various creative projects, within and outside of their tracks.

May I register if I have no music experience?

While experience varies from camper to camper, we encourage anyone seriously interested in exploring music as a career to apply.

How many students attend Spring Session?

Approximately 30 spaces are reserved for Spring Session students.

What is the program cost and what does it include?

Record High Spring Session tuition is $200. Lunch will be provided. FREE scholarships are available to Newark student residents.

When is the deadline to register?

The final deadline is March 24 and all materials should be received by the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center on or before that date. Should you need additional time, please email us to request an extension.

During Spring Session, how are students supervised?

Spring Session will have a full complement of GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center staff who will be on–site with students during their days at Spring Session.

Who can I reach out to additional questions?

Please email info@grammymuseumexp.org.

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