The Next Generation ALONG WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF VENUES, COLUMBIA’S MUSIC SCENE ALSO HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TO DEVELOP ITS TALENT.
COMO GIRLS ROCK! This rock camp empowers girls between the ages of 12 and 18 through creative expression, musical exploration and performance. Campers explore a variety of genres — whatever interests them — and camp includes instrument instruction, band formation, collaborative songwriting and various workshops. Camp culminates in a showcase performance at a live venue, attended by hundreds of adoring fans. www.comogirlsrock.org
BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS Thousands of Columbia school children have participated in this program, which gives them the opportunity to write and perform with award-winning guest musicians and internationally recognized music educators in their classrooms. Programs range from assembly-only to a weeklong residency. www.rootsnbluesnbbqfoundation.com
COMPASS MUSIC CAMP This six-day program provides camp participants instrument lessons, theory class, history class, sound/recording workshop, art workshop and band rehearsal. Each day, campers have a private concert from a local or touring artist. Applications for the 2015 camp, taking place in July, are already on the website. www.compasscolumbia.org /music-camp
COLUMBIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC This music academy offers instruction to musicians of all ages and with all levels of experience, and provides them with opportunities to practice/perform on stage at The Bridge. Private instruction is available for almost any instrument, as well as in audio production and engineering. www.comoacademyofmusic.com PHOTO BY SINI STEPHAN
INSIDE COLUMBIA NOVEMBER 2014