Who is ready for Rock Camp?
Rock Camp is for young musicians ages 11 to 19 with a moderate to advanced proficiency with their instruments or vocal skills and should be able to easily play through basic chord changes and memorize a half-dozen songs. Campers will become better musicians at Rock Camp, but the program is not for absolute beginners.
How many campers are in Rock Camp?
Rock Camp is limited to 40 participants and further limited by the need to have balanced instrumentation. For example, it would be very difficult to organize campers into bands if we had 39 guitar players and 1 drummer. The camp works best when we have good ratios of instrument types types. For example, 6 lead vocals, 14 electric guitars, 6 acoustic guitars, 4 keyboards, 4 bass, players, 4 drummers, and 2 percussionists.
A typical 4-piece band looks like:
And a typical 10-piece band like:
- Vocal 1
- Vocal 2
- Vocal 3
- Electric Guitar 1
- Electric Guitar 2
- Acoustic Guitar
- Aux Percussion
Why are auditions necessary?
Potential participants must audition to gain entry to the program. Auditions are important because the Rock Camp requires a minimum proficiency and has limited openings. Auditions are an excellent opportunity for PJ and the other instructors to learning about the young musicians who are also asked to play their instrument to demonstrate their skill level. Auditions also provide valuable insight on what campers to put together when forming bands.
How much does 2013 Rock Camp cost?
The registration fee for the Rock Camp is $600 for the two week program. Income from registration fees covers the cost of instructors, theater rental, meals for the kids, equipment/gear, promotional materials, etc.
Why did the registration fee go up by $100?
The rock camp is a new program and we are still feeling out the amount of revenue we need to generate to operate the program. The camp costs about $25,000 to run and 30 campers @ $600 is only $18,000, still leaving us $7,000 short. We also feel that $300/week is a great deal for the quality of program and experience we offer the campers.
Are their financial aid opportunities?
Our goal is to make this program accessible to families that want to send their kids to Rock Camp, but cannot afford the registration fee. We are working on a scholarship program so scholarships may become available, but their is no guarantee financial assistance will be available.
If you know of or are an organization willing to provide scholarships to young musicians, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help.
How to register for Rock Camp?
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following information:
- Skill Level
- Type of music (rock, country, folk, etc.)
Parent or Guardian info:
We are developing a form for this information, but a simple e-mail will do for now.