General Information

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Dates and Cost

Rock Camp! provides a fun and educational opportunity for high-school students at any experience level to benefit from music education. Music education leads to the development of creative and critical problem-solving skills, higher self-esteem and pride in accomplishment. 

Rock Camp! enables students to learn different aspects of music including performance, music business and music history, providing them with the understanding that music can be a viable career choice. Rock Camp!, an intense six-day and five-night residency program, begins Sunday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. and ends Friday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m. Students choose to play one of five traditional rock instruments: electric guitar, drums, bass guitar, keyboards or voice. ISU music faculty and professional musicians lead the program, with ISU music students assisting.

Students must have completed grade 9 to reside on-campus. Grade 8 students, entering grade 9, may register as commuters.

 High-school students  
Dates & Time: July 16-21 (Sunday through Friday) 
Fee: Residents/$550, commuters/$325*
Early-bird special: Enroll by April 15 and receive a 10% discount (residents/$495, commuters/$292.50). Refunds will not be issued later than 2 weeks before the first day of camp.
Location: Indiana State University
Instructors: Tim Doyle, Brent McPike, Eric Schatz, Megan Casas, Diyombu Muyumba, John Rogers, Joey Woerner, Eduardo Yanez, Isabella Collins and Nathan Marshall

*Commuter fee of $325 does not include meals. It is recommended that commuters purchase meal cards so that they may dine with resident students. Commuters may, however, bring a brown-bag lunch and snacks if desired.

Full week activities include:

• One-on-one private instruction for electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, vocals, drums
• Forming and working with a bands of peers
• Rehearsing and developing selected music for live performances
• Learning how to operate and maintain various types of sound equipment
• Choosing electives, including topics such as song writing, music business and sound engineering
• Jam sessions each night of the camp
• Free-time in the ISU award winning recreational center
• Working with Indiana State University music faculty and professional musicians
• Living in suite style housing and choosing from many food options, including buffet-style meals
• Performing final showcase concerts for community and invited guests


Students experience suite-style housing in Sandison Hall, offering double-occupancy rooms which are air-conditioned with private bath. Each room has a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser and walk-in closet area for each resident. In addition to a Resident Advisor (RA) on each floor, there is 24-hour emergency maintenance and desk operation in each hall. Each hall has a centralized fire alarm and each room contains a smoke detector. All halls are ADA accessible and smoke free. There is one emergency telephone located on each floor. Single occupancy rooms are available - please call the office for details. Males and Females will reside on separate floors in Sandison Hall.


Students enjoy many food options, including buffet style meals. Residents receive $125.00 meal cards that will cover an all-you-can-eat buffet. The food choices are plentiful and quite excellent and will satisfy all dietary requirements. The buffet is held in Generations Restaurant, in the Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU) on the ISU campus, near the food court. Students may bring cash to use in ISU's convenience store, or fast-food court, also located in HMSU. This is optional, the meal cards provided to students will cover all meals during the camp. Commuters may purchase a meal card or bring cash. Meal cards are not included in commuter fees.