July 9 – 15, 2018 (5 days, 6 nights)
MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe, KS

Open to acoustic and electric string players, singers, guitarists, and electric bass players from age 13 through adult – intermediate, advanced, and pro-level!

If you’re an educator, we even have teacher training workshops with Mark Wood.

Find yourself at MWROC.
It’s so much more than the music.

Here at MWROC Music Festival, our mission is to consistently celebrate creative music-making and the showcasing of great talent. 

MWROC Music Festival is a week-long music education experience where attendees are immersed in cultivating self-expression through improvisation, performance, and the latest technology; and where they get to put all their new tools to use in a grand finale international rock orchestra concert event – open to the public – on our last night.

We’ve helped hundreds of musicians, students to adults, to discover their own voice – not only as players but as PEOPLE. We believe that the art of building confidence in your own unique powers of self-expression is KEY to making your way in the world. Come to MWROC Music Festival and celebrate the greatness of YOU!

MWROC is powered by Electrify Your Strings/Band/Choir, the revolutionary music education program developed by Mark Wood.

Arrange for low monthly payment plans (NO added fees or interest), get a multiple person discount (great for siblings), and we have excellent group rates for educators this year!

MWROC is a place for adventurous musicians and vocalists to
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The members of our faculty are leaders in the music industry and bring that knowledge and experience to their classes as they work with our campers on alternative approaches to their instruments of choice. Everything you learn will not only enhance your classical/traditional training and playing but will give you many new and exciting musical tools to help you grow as a unique artist on your own terms.

• Tools to help you discover your own voice
• Learn to jam with other musicians
• How to give your ears priority over “dots on the page”

• Be part of an international rock orchestra
• Participate in ensembles
• Nightly talent showcases

• Learn 21st century composition and recording methods
• Proper use of outboard gear – pedals, amps, effects
• How to build and maintain your electric instrument

Whether you’re an educator, a student, a professional musician, or an adult amateur, MWROC has something for YOU. With courses for string players, vocalists, guitarists, and electric bass players, there are even more reasons to attend this year.

Learn critical team-building skills by working with musicians and singers from all different backgrounds and abilities.

Expand your creative horizons and learn groundbreaking methods from Mark and his world-class faculty comprised of Artist Mentors who are true leaders in their fields. Our faculty has included Rachel Barton Pine, Daniel Roumain (DBR), Tracy Silverman, Dr. David Wallace, Joe Deninzon, members of The Mark Wood Experience (Mark’s touring band), and MORE!

Be part of an international rock orchestra led by Mark Wood and participate in intensive workshops with Mark and his faculty of high caliber world-class musicians, culminating in a final concert with all campers and faculty on the last night.

We’ll teach you all the important skills you’ll need to express yourself creatively on the highest level possible!

Tuition includes all meals and accommodations.

Please visit our Sample Schedules page for important information regarding arrival and departure.

“I am so impressed and inspired by the level of energy and commitment everyone brings to MWROC! This is truly the highlight of my year and one of the finest moments not only for me but for all my wonderful faculty and staff as well. It has been a vision of mine for many years to provide a place for innovation, inclusiveness, experimentation, freedom of expression, and exploring roads less traveled. It is incredibly exciting for me to watch my vision take roots and grow to such amazing heights… thank you for being part of it!” – Mark Wood

Testimonials from MWROC attendees:

It was so nice to be in a place… that everyone supports each other, is positive, and has the passion for music just as I do. I’ve been to many camps/workshops, but this one is different. My only hope is that one day I can influence the lives of others as you have influenced me. You … made us want to … break down another layer of that barrier holding us back from greatness.
Lacie (educator/camper)

All of the students are truly blessed with the priceless gift of being able to learn from the most talented musicians on the planet! It is truly touching that this amazing faculty “gives back” by giving their time and talents to educate and inspire the artists of tomorrow! I know Kevin’s life will forever be influenced by his experiences at MWROC! A huge thanks to Mark Wood all for giving the artists of tomorrow this amazing opportunity!!!
– Michelle (parent of camper)

Thank you to the faculty for teaching us the things that will stay in our musical vocabulary for the rest of our lives and that will guide us to our musical successes.
You have shown me both how to sing and feel it and how to POUR my heart and soul into the sound that is coming from my instrument…
– Abby (student/camper)

What an amazing week! I feel like the luckiest guy on earth to be able to go to a place like MWROC, work with such an amazing cast of colleagues who I have an equally deep love and admiration for, and to teach and be inspired by so many incredible and talented students. Pinch me if this is a dream. Hope to see you all next year. Keep rockin!!!
– Joe Deninzon (faculty)

“Thank you everyone for such a great week! The MWROC experience was so amazing and made me a better musician and teacher. I started teaching private lessons again yesterday and I’m already incorporating stuff that I learned.”
– Tarvia Bell

“MWROC is a time that I set aside just for me, a time to recharge my inspirational battery… it’s a time to forget about day to day problems… it’s a time to focus on music, creativity and friends.”

“MWROC was amazing, well organized and had an impressive faculty! I would (and have!) recommend it to anyone– student OR educator!”
– Sara

“By far the best!!! World class faculty that are always willing to help out, AMAZING concerts, I get to perform with outstanding musicians from all over the country, and I always make awesome friends that become like a second family! No other music camp has had such a huge impact on my life!!”
– Nick Schafer

“I want to personally thank Mark and Laura (and everyone for that matter) for giving of themselves. You all showed tireless dedication to making this a great experience for everyone. You have created a safe and comfortable environment to connect and create.  I can’t tell you how impressed I was with your professionalism and commitment to details.”
– Fred and Austin Warmbier