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About Us

WHY YOU SHOULD BE AT MWROC!

  • In-depth workshops for string players, vocalists, guitarists, electric bass players, and – NEW FOR 2017 – a select group of brass/wind players. Improve your technique and increase your musical knowledge by exploring improvisation, performance, and technology.
  • Study with our stellar faculty of world-class artist mentors.
  • Movement classes to make you a better performer and help you to own the spotlight.
  • Be part of a symphony orchestra experience with our Beatles (intermediate) and Zeppelin (advanced) orchestras.
  • Expanded teacher training sessions with Mark Wood and his new curriculum.
  • Flexible schedule for 18 and older.
  • Lots of opportunities for jamming and improvising. Whether it’s during our workshop time or on your own, we will build in extra time in the schedule devoted to testing out the skills you’ve learned on any given day.
  • Combo Concert Main Stage Focus. Attendees present their own concert on Thursday. Combos are small ensembles led by individual MWROC faculty.
  • Cafe Rock and Wreck. Our evening gathering devoted to individual performances, group jam sessions, and experiencing true musical camaraderie.
  • Faculty concerts every night, where you’ll experience what makes our team of artist mentors so incredibly special.
  • Final concert on Saturday night. Attendees spend a portion of each day rehearsing for a massive concert event, open to the public, on the last night.
  • After-show dance party, complete with DJ, pizza, and cake.
  • PLUS, we will open a limited amount of spots in all of our orchestras for people in the area to participate in MWROC as an orchestra-only experience (attending all orchestra rehearsals and performing in our final concert). If you live within driving distance of MNU, please contact us for more info.
  • Easy payment plans to help get you to next summer. Pay monthly or choose your installment option.

MWROC is about sharing tools and techniques that will empower and strengthen you to express yourself creatively.

Drawing on their substantial knowledge and expertise, our incredible faculty offers an amazing selection of practical courses that will enhance your skills on every level and in every performance environment.

Days are filled with a wide variety of classes for attendees to choose from and are capped off by faculty concerts every evening, after which we all get together in our “Cafe Rock and Wreck” for individual performances, group jam sessions, and experiencing true musical camaraderie.

Based on placement auditions submitted prior to camp, attendees are assigned to either the Beatles (intermediate), Zeppelin (advanced), or Dream Theater (professional/super-advanced) Orchestras and, in addition to our great classes, will spend a portion of each day rehearsing for a massive concert event, open to the public, on the final night of MWROC where they can demonstrate all the skills and techniques they’ve acquired during the week.

Here’s what you can expect if you’re a….


STRING PLAYER (violin, viola, cello, bass), GUITARIST, or ELECTRIC BASS PLAYER

  • Participate in a fully integrated acoustic/electric orchestra
  • Learn to develop your ability to play in any style and handle any rhythm
  • Improvisation – Improve your technique and increase your musical knowledge
  • How to apply modern slapping techniques to any string instrument
  • The art of playing “outside” the scales
  • How to use your ears in addition to the “dots on the page”
  • How to develop compositional and creative abilityHow to create your own arrangements of your favorite tunes
  • Proper use of outboard gear – pedals, amps, and effects
  • Computer music technology classes – (AVAILABLE FOR ALL ATTENDEES)
  • How to “jam” with other musicians – improvising with any group in any style
  • Singing and playing – arranging string parts around vocals
  • Rocking out your string quartet or ensemble
  • Cello Cajun and fiddle styles

SINGER

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  • Performance tips and tricks
  • Vocal techniques that will give you stamina and strength
  • Every singer’s essential arsenal for vocal health
  • How to command the spotlight and the stage
  • Movement classes to help you develop your own performance style and persona
  • How to take ownership of any song you sing
  • The art of improvisation
  • One on one instruction

EDUCATOR

  • In-depth teacher-specific workshops (complete with certificate you can submit for professional development credit)
  • Learn Mark Wood’s groundbreaking techniques in the area of alternate styles that you can bring back to your classroom to expand your ongoing curriculum

Watch this NBC feature! “Music Camp Combines Rock and Classical” gives an exciting behind-the-scenes look at our unique camp experience!