Hey Young Musicians (and Parents),
The 2016 Session of PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp is coming up quickly. We will be accepting auditions through July 15, 2016. Our campers are typically 11 to 20 years of age and the program is not for absolute beginners. All first-time campers must submit an audition video along with their application.
The Rock Camp venue will once again be the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan Tech, starting Monday, July 18 and running through Friday, July 29, with a final concert on Saturday, July 30.
Our program is a day camp that runs daily from 1 – 9 pm, we do not provide overnight housing (although we can help you find a host family).
Campers are also encouraged to participate in the Music in the Streets on Saturday, July 25, which is a great opportunity to perform for the public while promoting the final concert.
The cost of the program is $600, which must be paid in full by Monday, July 18, unless other arrangements have been made. If you would like your child to attend rock camp, but cannot afford the registration fee, assistance may be available. Please write to Todd Brassard at email@example.com for more information.
(Our financial resources are limited, please do not request assistance unless your child is at risk of not being able to attend rock camp without a little help.)
Sometimes kids are thinking about going to rock camp but are too shy or nervous to apply. Yes, the rock camp is an intensive music program designed to grow young musicians through the process of producing and over-the-top final rock concert, but every kid who comes to rock camp has an absolute blast, our program is excellent at bringing new campers into the rock camp family.
Everyone here at Rock Camp is looking forward to working with another bunch of amazing young musicians and producing the best Rock Camp final concert of all time.
HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN (July 30, 2015) – PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp is surprising fans with a Friday night show. The reason for this last-minute announcement is the high demand for Saturday show tickets which will likely sell out.
The additional show is this coming Friday, July 31 at 6:30PM. Rock Camp presents Sneak Peek Friday, featuring highlights from the final concert and providing the public with an opportunity to witness instructors and campers finalizing songs for The Really Big Show. Sneak Peek Friday tickets are on sale now; $10 for Adults and $3 for kids 10 and under accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now at the Michigan Tech Rozsa Center Box Office and available to purchase at the box office the night of the show.
“Sneak Peek Friday is an amazing idea,” says Todd Brassard, Program Director for Rock Camp, “People who cannot make the Saturday show can catch a glimpse of the amazing youth talent and music at a Friday pre-show.” Rock Camp will leave the first three rows open during Sneak Peek Friday, creating a great opportunity to take up-close photos. Instructors will tell stories of working with the kids and the show will start and stop to fine tune performances.
“Sneak Peek Friday” is a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Rock Camp, listen to same great music performed by kids in our community. All proceeds from ticket sales go into the Rock Camp Scholarship Fund. Get tickets now for this all-new, one-of-a-kind experience with the instructors and campers of PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp. Sneak Peek Friday doors open at 6:00PM, the show starts at 6:30PM. Come out and support these kids!
Learn more about PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp at pjsrockcamp.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also Like us on Facebook!
HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN (June 16, 2015) – Last year, ‘The Really Big Show’ sold out! But Program Director Todd Brassard is hopeful that earlier ticket sales this year will increase the chances for die-hard fans to purchase seats in advance.
The show is Saturday, August 1 at Michigan Technological University’s state-of-the-art Rozsa Center, opening at 5:30pm for VIP ticket holders and 7pm for general admission.
Last year more than 1,100 people packed the Rosza Center to listen to young musicians rock the house. Heading into the program’s sixth year, the show is expected to sell out again.
With auditions almost over and only a few spots left, PJ encourages talented musicians to send their audition videos now. Specific performances and campers won’t be announced until July. However, the same amazing team of world-renowned instructors will again guide the young musicians through this well-rounded, life-changing experience, and help them develop their music talents. The show is guaranteed to blow fans’ minds away again this year!
To learn more about PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp, auditions, and show details, visit the camp website at pjsrockcamp.com. Follow the 2015 Rock Camp season on Facebook.
To purchase tickets to The Really Big Show, visit the Rozsa website or call the box office at 906.487.2073.
Tickets are on sale now!
Adult General Admission $15
Youth General Admission $7
VIP (includes general admission ticket, access to the VIP lounge and backstage before the show) $50
About PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp
PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp is an intensive two-week musical program for area youth, ages 11 to 20. Campers are rapidly developed from independent musicians into tight-knit bands through the exciting real-world process of self-exploration, talent development, musical collaboration, relentless rehearsal, and live performance.
“In an age of video games, smart phones, and social media, kids are more likely to text than talk and Facebook than face-to-face,” says Creative Director, PJ Olsson. “Rock Camp provides a unique opportunity for kids to get together creatively in a positive, safe, and cultivating environment.”