Summer Rock Camp

Registration for the 2015 Summer Rock Camp Season
Will Open Mid-March

rock campSummer Rock Camp is an ideal music program for students ages 8-18, with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, who want an immersive rock ensemble performance and recording experience.

Campers spend 2 weeks working in a hands-on environment, learning real performance and recording techniques and the joys and complexities of being in a rock band. Campers will enjoy forming a band with others at their playing level, learning new songs from their favorite bands, improving their skills, and developing their band’s identity and logo all the while working with some of the top professional working musicians of Santa Fe. This access to established music professionals, who will share their experience and knowledge, will help young musicians understand some of the options open to them in the music industry.

Campers will enjoy Pizza Fridays sponsored by Upper Crust Pizza, record a CD at professional audio recording facilities such as Stepbridge and Frogville Recording Studios, will perform in a live concert at an all ages venue and will enjoy the opportunity to visit 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe for an on-air interview and have a song from their CD played live on air to promote the concert finale.

The Radio Station Experience Provided By:

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The Recording Studio Experience Provided By:

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Pizza Fridays Provided By:

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Concerts Provided By:

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In addition to ten 4-hour days of professional instruction:

  • Campers will enjoy a fun and interactive group participation experience on Group Sunday (New in 2014!)
  • A concert finale’ (a real rock concert at a local professional all-ages venue).
  • Free pizza, beverages and other goodies on Fridays (and popsicles and other treats throughout the camp).
  • An incredible CD recording experience at a local professional recording studio
  • A live interview on 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe at Hutton Broadcasting (a song from each band’s CD is played during the interview).
  • A camp folder and pencil, a T-shirt, a lanyard with their band logo, and a digital version of their band logo
  • Online viewing of all photos taken throughout camp, a behind the scenes video taken throughout camp, a video of the concert and a CD of songs recorded. (Videos can take up to 5 months to produce.)

Camp sessions are 2 weeks long, 4 hours a day, Monday thru Friday. Campers will be placed in either a morning session (9:00 to 1:00pm) or an afternoon session (2:00 to 6:00pm). In an effort to place students in the best band for them for the best camp experience possible, we are unable to take requests for morning or afternoon sessions.

Camp tuition is $500.00 + Tax

(Please note: bands are assembled and teachers are hired based on the number of paid registrations. There will be no refunds given inside 10 days to the start of camp. Refunds less a $100 non-refundable deposit will be made outside a 10 day window. Please see our Camp Policies for more information.

New in 2014! Young Rockers for Campers Ages 8-10!
In order to offer a more dynamic experience for our young rockers, we have developed a new camp experience, Young Rockers for campers ages 8-10! The Young Rockers band will vote to select two rock songs from a list of the most popular but simply constructed rock songs. They will work together as a group to learn the songs to be recorded on their CD and to perform at the rock concert finale’. They will also be interviewed on the radio where one of the songs from their CD will be played.  In addition to the instrument they sign up to play at Summer Rock Camp, campers in the Young Rockers band will be introduced to each of the core rock instruments (drums, keyboard, guitar, bass and vocals). They will also enjoy additional musical interactive activities, games to inspire confidence and camaraderie and will have fun experiencing dynamic methods to enhance basic music competence.

Summer Rock Camp Orientation Video

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