Heid Music's Rock U

A fun, interactive summer camp for young rockers!

When: August 9 - 13, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Xavier Middle School (2626 N. Oneida St., Appleton)
Final Concert: August 13, 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, vocalists and non-traditional rock instruments (including but not limited to violin, saxophone, trumpet, etc.)
  • Extrance exams audition is required (held pre-camp)
    • Please contact our Education Administrator at Education@heidmusic.com to make arrangements.

Enrollment Dates & Prices

  • Standard: $330, enrollment deadline extended to August 2nd
  • No refunds after July 21

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


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

Thank you to our 2021 Partners: Debbie Daanen Photography, Mile of Music and Appleton Downtown Inc.

2020 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. 

Kids in the Basement Poster

Trapwire Poster