This summer, the Murphy Arts District and the South Arkansas Arts Center are joining forces to host a week-long Rock & Roll day camp June 14-18. If your child has ever wanted to livestream, produce videos, or put on a live show-or they just love the world of live music-this camp is the place for them! Campers will spend the week with an all-access backstage pass, learning the ins and outs of video and event production, and enjoying a ton of live performances along the way.
Led by a wide ranging group of SAAC instructors and behind-the-scenes talent from MAD, the camp is designed to give young musicians and aspiring You Tubers all the tools they need to create their own content. Campers will have the opportunity to see, touch and use professional-grade equipment, and then put those skills into practice under the guidance of some of the region’s best creative minds.
Each morning will feature a hands-on look inside a different area of production, including album cover and logo design with Mike Means, stage lighting with Regan Dodson, sound production with Terry Frisch, and video production with Benji Brown, culminating in a student-led video shoot on Friday. In the afternoon, Greg Oden will give students a crash course in a different musical genre, including hip hop, folk, country, pop, and rock. Finally, each day will wrap up with their own private live music performance, including performances by Benito Glosson and Jeremy Owens, Greg Oden, Monty Russell, Connor McMurry, and Age of Man.
Rock & Roll Camp will be held June 14-18 at the Murphy Arts District from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campers entering 5th-8th grades are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Lunch each day and a t-shirt will be provided. This camp is made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council.