Since Little Richard, Chuck Berry and others burst on the scene in the 1950s, rock has been the language of American youth. Its energy and raw emotion provide a perfect vehicle for personal expression and providing a sense of belonging.
With a goal of fostering this sense of community and a place for students to connect and be themselves, CMC Atlanta Rock Campers jam every day with faculty and peers. And as far as rocking goes, doing it is the best way to learn. We play a variety of rock styles, from classic to progressive to pop and even hard rock. Our rock curriculum for each camper also includes private lessons (in voice or on the instrument of choice), basic music theory, songwriting, a survey of rock history, and performance projects. Rock Camp culminates with an informal in-house showcase at each camp location. If interested, campers are also eligible to join either or both of our two CMC Atlanta Summer Showcases: one will be held at Seven Stages on Saturday, June 30 and the other on Friday, July 20 at Atlanta Music High School (in the North Druid Hills/Brookhaven area). Logistics of the optional Summer Showcase participation are worked out with each camper’s family upon registration.
Since we group by age and skill level, beginners and more experienced musicians alike are welcome in our camp.