"I was at work get a call from some California number and said, 'I have some good news for you'. That's a dream come true." Austin Taylor Zudeck said.
A dream that's about to take the 16-year-old from his Livingston, New Jersey basement to Los Angeles, for the Grammy Foundation's 7th Annual Camp. For 10 days, he'll be learning from the best in the music industry. Last year, Colbie Caillat and Adam Levine were guest artists.
"Anything I can take from them," Zudeck said, "I'm just honored to be graced by their presence."
Zudeck is just one of 10 vocalists chosen from across the country.
He performs with his band, "Beyond the Summit". The best part about this opportunity is that he gets to meet his idols.
"I love '30 Seconds to Mars', so I would love for Jared Leto to be there," Zudeck said.
But it's not all about who is there. It's about getting as much advice a possible and bringing it back to the studio.
Nat Janoff has been giving Zudeck guitar lessons for four years. He says he's bound for stardom.
But for now, this aspiring musician is just eager to make good music.