Rock Camp

Date:Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Time:12:00am - 11:59pm

Rock Camp is the jump start for future rock stars!  This program provides an environment for aspiring musicians to strengthen their skills, develop new techniques and build confidence in performing. With practical instruction from professionals, students are exposed to the elements of performing, arranging original music, forming a band, and much more. Plus, a gig in the Great Hall of Universal Preservation Hall (UPH) to showcase their talents! 

Rock Camp is held at the newly renovated state-of-the-art Universal Preservation Hall – Saratoga’s hottest new music venue. This is a two-week, full-day program where young musicians hone their skills, meet other young musicians, and learn from professional instructors. 

Program Details: 

Dates: July 2023 M-F 
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Performance: TBD 
Location: Great Hall at Universal Preservation Hall – (UPH) 
Ages: 12-16 
Tuition: $600 Tuition Assistance available 
Experience: Intermediate 

Preparing for Your Audition 

Available parts: 

  • Guitar 
  • Bass 
  • Drums 
  • Keyboard 
  • Voice  

Q: What do I prepare for the video audition? 
A: Students should prepare two separate excerpts from the rock/pop genre of at least 16 bars. The two excerpts should be examples of contrasting styles and tempos within the history of rock and pop music.   

Please submit your video as an MP4 file format, YouTube, or Vimeo link. Any simple recording device, such as an iPhone is acceptable. We just want to be able to see and hear you clearly. You may play along with tracks, but we must be able to distinguish you performing live from the prerecorded tracks. 

Q: What if I want to audition with more than one instrument? 
A: Awesome! Feel free to perform 16-32-bar excerpts for each instrument you want to audition with. 

Q: If accepted, what kind of music am I expected to learn for the concert? 
A: Music will be chosen from a wide variety of rock music from the 1960’s to current day and determined depending on the groups interest and technical abilities. 

Q: I’m not sure what to perform. Should it be memorized? 
A: Your audition does not need to be memorized however we find that memorizing often adds to a level of comfort and confidence for you in the audition. Choose something you are familiar with and feel confident playing.