NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in music, will be offering a rock ‘n roll camp for adults from June 26th-July 2nd at its campus in Goshen, MA. The cost is $750, and includes food, housing and instruction. When IMA began offering its rock camps for teen-aged girls, many adults wished out loud that they could come, so the institute added a rock camp for adults last year.

The Rock Camp, open to professional and amatuer musicians with an interest in performing, offers the opportunity to develop, arrange and perform original and cover tunes in a full band setting. IMA owns all the equipment necessary for any rock band and campers have access to it all. Participants bring original songs or creative writing and/or songs by other artists that they would like to learn. Selected original and cover tunes are arranged, charted out and rehearsed to perform for family and friends on the last day of the session.

The camp is led by three seasoned musicians:

  • Singer-songwriter June Millington has been in bands since she was a teenager herself; her band FANNY was signed to Warner Brothers Records when she was 20 years old. Renowned as an electric guitarist, Guitar Player Magazine called her “the hottest female guitar player in the industry.”
  • Evelyn Harris, who has been singing professionally for over 30 years, will work with vocalists and lead the vocal classes. A former member of the internationally acclaimed group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she has also received a Grammy nomination for her original work.
  • Loren Weisman will be leading the drum clinics. Weisman has toured extensively with various bands and has over 150 albums under his belt as well as production and numerous session credits.

These three teachers will be joined by other guest artists who will lead evening clinics.

IMA is also offering three Rock ‘n Roll Camps for teen-aged girls. The first two sessions of the girls camps are full, but there are still a few spaces left in the advanced girls camp which is August 5-14th.

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News issued by: Institute for The Musical Arts (IMA)

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News Source: Institute for The Musical Arts (IMA)