By Ryan McLouth
This month I wanted to take a moment to share with you a new and special opportunity that Central Methodist University will be offering this summer. Building off of the successes of our “CMU Alive!” worship music workshop that was held in February, we will be offering a three-day worship music camp in Fayette from June 27-29.
The summer Worship Music Camp is designed to provide instruction and workshops for students in grades 6-12 (including incoming 6th-graders and outgoing seniors) whom are interested in performing and leading worship music from the perspective of vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. No experience level is required, as our clinicians are happy to instruct any skill set—beginners through seasoned worship music students. Students will participate in both group and private instruction with college professors, CMU students, and professional worship leaders and musicians. Classes will focus on individual skills, building self-confidence, technique/projection, integrating movements with equipment, artistic and creative expression, and team-building exercises. The primary purpose of the camp is to provide young people an opportunity to refine their abilities as musicians and worship leaders, as well as provide a fun and interactive outlet.
Check-in for the three-day camp is between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 27. The final performance activity will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 29, at the end of the camp experience. The final performance is open to families and the public. Students are encouraged to stay in the residence halls on campus the evenings of June 27
and 28, unless they are within commuting distance of Fayette. Camp activities will run until 9:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Camp cost for students staying in the residence hall will be $190 per person. This includes tuition, meals, a room, instruction, pool access, and a T-shirt. Cost for students who choose to commute will be $130 per person which includes tuition, meals, instruction, pool access, and a T-shirt. Students are encouraged to enroll as individuals or with their church youth group. There will be opportunities for each enrollee no matter whether they come with friends or individually. Looking forward to meeting some of your young musicians this summer. Until then, keep playing and singing!