Hancock, July 19, 2010: PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp and the Michigan Tech Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to announce that the 2010 Rock Camp will be hosted at the Rozsa Center located on the campus of Michigan Tech.
“What a dream come true to give these kids the opportunity to learn and be inspired, while being surrounded by such a great facility. I am very excited with this collaboration between the Rock Camp and the Rozsa Center to create such a positive message for parents, kids and everyone in our community”, says PJ Olsson, Creative Captain of the Rock Camp.
“Rock Camp? Love it!”, says Susanna Brent, the Director of the Rozsa Center. “We are very excited to be working with community centric programs like PJ’s camp for kids. When it comes to introducing kids to the Arts you have to find what they are passionate about before immersing them in ballet or Shakespeare, you have to reach them genuinely and with no pretense. This program does that. Teaching young artists is essential to our survival and we are thrilled to be a part of a program that is really reaching kids in this way.”
Rock Camp campers will benefit from the band, choir, art and dressing rooms for workshops and rehearsals, enjoy meals and snacks in the mezzanine, and experience creative instruction and demonstrations in the beautiful glass lobby and on the main stage at the Rozsa. “I have always been in love with the lobby of the Rozsa as a beautiful venue for events”, says Todd Brassard, Program Director for the Rock Camp, “and I’m very thankful to the Rozsa Center and Michigan Tech for making this venue available to our campers.”
The Rozsa Center is an important component in our community’s quality of life. The Rozsa offers many events, but—perhaps more importantly —it offers opportunities for participation in arts programs such as the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, art courses and workshops, theatre productions, Pine Mountain Music Festival and now PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp.” says Milt Olson, former Director of the KSO.
The Rozsa Center was built to provide the University community with a facility that could accommodate a wide range of artistic endeavors. From the most esoteric to the simplest entertainment, the facility was planned to meet the artistic interests and needs of the campus and the community. The Rozsa Center is dedicated to fostering a welcoming atmosphere to challenge minds, celebrate ideas, explore possibilities, and create a memorable experience through the arts.
For more information about the Rozsa Center, PJ Olsson and the Rock Camp visit pjsrockcamp.com.