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Rock Camp

June 16-20, 2014, with a final performance on June 20. 

Watch video of the 2013 Rock Camp

Photo by Bryan Nealy, 2013 Intern

Focused on regional musicians aged 13–18, Britt Rock Camp is designed to foster creative expression, community and collaboration, while providing an entry point to the arts for middle and high school students.

At the core of Britt Rock Camp is providing an experience that students often don't have on their own—forming and working with a band. Students will form rock bands with their fellow participants, based on their musical interests, and spend the week working together on writing a song and developing the group's overall musicianship.

Within this framework, participants will gain hands-on, professional instruction on vocals, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, and keyboards. In addition, students learn about songwriting, sound systems, recording techniques, and band dynamics in a supportive and encouraging environment that emphasizes equality, co-creation and collaboration. The camp accepts approximately 35 students who will spend a week forming a band, writing music, and performing for the community. Students also attend Britt Festivals concerts and have the opportunity to participate in special sessions with touring artists performing at Britt during camp week.

Download the Rock Camp 2014 schedule (pdf).


Faculty for the 2014 Rock Camp is:

Candace Hansen - Drums
Aly Michael - Drums
Cat Mendez - Vocals
Mayra Cortez - Keys
Briana Harley - Bass
Page Hamilton - Guitar
Dirk Price - Guitar
Bob DiChiro - Bass
Dave Scoggin - Keyboard 

See our Rock Camp Faculty Page for bios and web site links for all the faculty. 


Core elements of the Rock Camp include:

  • One-on-one instruction with professional musicians
  • Vocal techniques and arranging harmonies
  • Learning about the history of rock music, instruments from around the world, and music from different genres (including Latin music)
  • Forming bands, writing songs and performing publicly
  • Instruction on how to use a sound system to sound your best
  • Learning what it’s like to be a working musician
  • Attending Britt concerts and/or access to pre-concert activities

Photo by Bryan Nealy, 2013 Intern
Appropriate age and skill level:
Rock Camp is for musicians ages 13 to 18, and for students of all experience levels. Beginners are welcome.

What to bring:
Electric guitar and bass students must bring their own instruments and cables. Drum students are asked to bring their own snare, stand and throne. Keyboard students should bring their keyboard, although some keyboards can be provided if needed. All other equipment to be supplied.

Camp location:
St. Mary's High School, Medford

All-inclusive fee: $375:
Fee is inclusive of all materials, custom designed t-shirt, lunch and snacks, all instruction, equipment (other than those outlined in requirements) and recording costs for final day performances.

You can also apply for financial aid.

Application information:
-Register online  
-Registration requires a $50 deposit, which will be applied to the $375 tuition 
-We ask for general information and music background

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page for general information on all camps. For more information, contact or call 541-690-3834.



All Rock Camp gear provided by 2013 Rock Camp Sponsor


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