August 11, 2022 I Event

Sweetwater Academy’s Rock Camp Sees 200 Participants

A few young Sweetwater Academy Rock Campers.

Sweetwater Academy has announced that its 12th annual summer Rock Camp wrapped up on August 5. This year, 200 young musicians took part in one of the six, five-day camps held throughout the summer.

“We had an awesome summer,” said Camille Hunter, director of Sweetwater Academy, which is located on Sweetwater’s Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus. “A lot of returning rock campers and a lot of first-timers [as well]. We had campers come from all over the world, from South Carolina and Florida to Mexico and Spain. We know it’s been a successful summer when we hear bands wanting to continue making music together after Rock Camp is over. That’s the hope going into each week, and it’s great feeling after a week of hard work — and of course fun.”

The Rock Camp is an immersive experience run by the Sweetwater Academy of Music and Technology staff and top-level musician instructors, which lets young musicians experience everything about being in a band. The five-day workshop lets participants hone their skills, meet other young musicians and learn from professional instructors as they form a band, write and arrange an original song, learn cover versions of popular songs, record in Sweetwater’s professional recording studio, and perform at Sweetwater’s Performance Theatre.

Additionally, Rock Camp is not limited to typical rock band instruments — such as guitar, bass, drums, keys and voice — but is open to a variety of instruments, including band and orchestral instruments.

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