Rockford's Own Rock n' Roll Summer Camp!
An infamous band once proclaimed “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n’ roll.” Well lo and behold, those Aussie chaps were correct. Let RnRI help you shorten that climb to the top!
Can you play a couple guitar chords?
Maybe a simple drum beat?
Do you like to sing in the shower?
If so, you’re ready for our camp! Show up with your instrument on Monday and by Friday night you’ll be playing on-stage in a well-oiled, powerhouse of a rock n’ roll band. Start a band Monday, play a show Friday, indeed!
The RnRI kid camp is a weeklong, daytime camp for grades 6-12th. The typical camp day begins with a Master Class taught by some of the finest musicians and music educators from the N. Illinois area. The rest of the camp day is dedicated to band practice with a band coach. On average, we have 4:1 student to staff ratio, which guarantees plenty of personalized assistance for our campers.
Together, we work hard throughout the week, and come Friday evening, we climb on the Mendelssohn stage to perform for our friends and family! Not only that, our camp provides optional performance opportunities for our campers throughout the community, throughout the summer. And the best part is, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
Age is just a number. We’re all young at heart, right?
For the first time, we are offering a camp for the 18+ rock n’ rollers! This is an evening camp that meets 2-3 nights per week, over a 2-week period (same 2 weeks as the kids camp), ending with a performance on the Mendelssohn stage in front of our friends and family! Not only that, our camp provides optional performance opportunities for our adult campers throughout the community, throughout the summer.
Meet Our Rock n’ Roll Instructors
Since we began the Rock n’ Roll Institute in 2010, our staff has included some of the best musicians from the Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin area. Our instructors have MANY years of experience as recording artists and live performers. They are refined musicians who actively work in the local arts community as private music teachers, band coaches, music producers, and teachers, both in the schools and at the college level. Along with their extensive musical experience, many have one or more degrees under their belt. Our ever-growing staff is proud to be a part of this camp, and proud to be a part of this thriving music community!