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News - July 18, 2012

DJ Wyatt Giampa heads for Grammy Camp

by Elena Kadvany

Portola Valley resident Wyatt Giampa, 16, is one of 136 high school students selected to attend Grammy Camp, a 10-day summer music program.

A budding electronic music producer, Wyatt will attend the camp's Los Angeles location at the University of Southern California Thorton School of Music in July. He will participate in the camp's Electronic Music Production career track.

Wyatt traces his interest in the music industry back to middle school.

"At middle school dances, I would go up to the DJs and ask them about a bunch of stuff. I kind of created a little business out of it, I got all the equipment," he said. "I started fooling around with it and then it became the main interest of everything."

Also known as DJ G. WAWA, Wyatt has DJ'd at Castilleja High School, Corte Madera Middle School, and various private parties in the area. His company is called G WAWA Productions.

Wyatt attended Saint Francis High School for two years and is headed to Woodside High School for the second half of his high school career. He said he plans to take advantage of Woodside's Audio Production Lab.