Heid Music's Rock U

A fun, interactive summer camp for young rockers!

When: August 7-11, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Xavier Middle School (2626 N. Oneida St., Appleton)
Final Concert: August 11, 5:00 pm @ Xavier Middle School
Have you ever wanted to join a band but didn’t know where to start? 
Then Rock University is the perfect place for you!
Rock U aspires to take you from the practice room to the classroom and ultimately the stage. Learn from exceptional teachers, musicians and music-industry specialists, including Mile of Music original artists.
Campers gain the skills to create, communicate, rehearse and prepare for performances with a band. This thrilling, jam-packed, rockin’ camp week equips them with the tools to be the musician they want to become!
Parents, too, will benefit from this affordable summer camp that encourages new friendships, interactive learning, social skills and more.

Camp Highlights

Students will spend each day of camp rehearsing, participating in discussions, and attending workshops to prepare for a live rock performance, complete photo session. Workshops led by Rock U professors, local musicians, Heid Music staff and industry experts
  • Instrument breakout sessions
  • Rock theory and history
  • Marketing, including photoshoot and logo design
  • Songwriting
  • Performance skills
  • And more!

Admission Requirements

  • Ages 11-18 (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Basic skill level on instrument, minimum 1 year of lessons
  • Guitar, bass, drums, piano/keys, singers, and non-traditional rock instruments (including but not limited to violin, saxophone, trumpet, etc.)
  • Entrance exam audition is required (held pre-camp), this is to help place the student in which band. All students are admitted.
    • In-person auditions are required for 1st year campers (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis). Audition time preferences are on registration form.
    • Returning campers may opt to send in a video recording for audition. Please contact our Education Administrator at Education@Heidmusic.com to coordinate a video audition. Auditions are still important for returning campers so we can see how much you've grown since last year! 

Enrollment Dates & Prices

  • Early Bird: $320 -  Until March 31, 2023
  • Standard: $350, enrollment deadline is July 7, 2023

Registration is a two-step process, a form and registration fee. Click "register" below to get started. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Thanks to the fantastic turnout so far, we are not able to guarantee enrollment for more drum set campers at this time.  We are still open to auxiliary percussion & keyboard percussionists! 
If you would like to be on the waitlist for potential drum set slots – please email education@heidmusic.com


Questions? Call 920.831.4990 x140, or email RockU@HeidMusic.com.

Thank you to our 2022 Partners: Debbie Daanen Photography, Mile of Music and Appleton Downtown Inc.

2022 Highlights

Photoshoot and logo design are part of the camp workshops. Posters created for each band commemorate the concert at the end of the week. 

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