June 16th – June 28th
We are back!!! The “How BIG Is Your Dream?! Music Camp!!! will provide a positive
environment of learning, instructed by professional , world renowned artists and outstanding
regional music educators. The “How BIG Is Your Dream?! Music Camp offers a comprehensive
curriculum designed to encourage individuals that aspire to have a career in the field of music
with instruction on various instruments, including voice, dance, and lifestyle management.
Camp activities will include:
•Jazz Band/Combo a Solo Techniques – This topic is for all skill levels who want to focus
on a creative approach to improvising and ensemble playing. Campers will improve their
understanding and performance of the jazz tradition, combo theory, and solo techniques.
•Keyboard Harmony – Campers will learn about chords, how to accompany, practice sight
reading, get an introduction to rock and jazz keyboard playing and learn about basic improvising
techniques. A combination of listening and playing will be used to learn about stylistic
differences of important figures in Jazz, Blues, B&B, Bock, and Gospel.
•Rhythm Section Ensemble Techniques (piano, bass, drums, vocals! – during this activity
campers will focus on dynamics, timing, transition, and tone., the function of each musician and
vocalist along with improving the campers communication skills in a group setting while playing
in a band. This activity will also include Latin rhythms and Percussion techniques.
•Vocal Specialization / Lyric Writing – Practical application and techniques of the working
vocalist will improve campers understanding of melody, lyrics, “hooks”, points of view and song
logic. Solo writing as well as the concept of collaboration will be introduced.
•Lifestyle Mindset -In a growth and lifestyle mindset, campers will learn that their most basic
abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the
starting point. This teaching enhances a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great
accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
•Panel discussions – This activity will involve the campers with a panel of various industry
professionals from Hip Hop Artists, Vocalists, Producers, Record Company Owners,
entertainment Attorneys , Entertainment Accountants, Personal Assistants, etc.
•Music Technology – sponsored by Georgia Tech – this class focuses on the fundamentals
of digital audio workstations, MIDI, mobile Apps, and related hardware. Additionally, the
interrelationships between music, math, and the physics of sound as related to audio production
will be explored.
•The Magic of Radio – sponsored by Magic Man of Radio One, this class will provide in depth
teachings on the radio business, interviewing, getting your music played and so much more.
Field Trips and Finale Performance
Campers will enjoy field trips and showcase their learnings at their Finale Performance,
“Matinee Music”, June 28th at 12 noon. Held at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center – Free Admission.
*There is a separate minimal fee for field trips not included in tuition.
Please Note – Only use the installment options if your registration has been accepted.