Focused on regional musicians between the ages of 13 and 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. 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.
Returning as faculty for the 2013 Rock Camp is Raining Jane. They will be joined by additional stellar faculty including Meghan Toohey, Page Hamilton, Bob DiChiro and David Scoggin.
One-on-one instruction with professional musicians
Vocal techniques and arranging harmonies
Learning about the history of rock 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 Maxine Guenther, 2011 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.
All-inclusive fee: $350: 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. Need-based scholarships are available. You can apply for financial aid in your online application process, which will be posted soon. Application requires $50 deposit (online application). If accepted, application fee will be applied to tuition; if not accepted, $25 will be refunded.
How to apply: -Applications accepted online. -Application Fee: $50. If accepted, the full fee is applied to tuition. If not accepted, $25 will be refunded. -We ask for general information and music background -Introductory video (tell us about yourself or play a song)
Questions?: Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page for general information on all camps. Please contact Rachel Jones,
Director of Education and Community Engagement, for more information
from our Contact Us page or call 541-779-0847 x122.