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Island Rock Camp – Week 5 – Songwriting Camp

Aug 13, 2018 9:00 AM

Island Rock Camps and Holland College’s School of Performing Arts are partnering again this year to offer young musicians five summer camps to hone their skills and learn more about rock and pop music.

The rock camps have been run by highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Andrew Waite and his wife and business partner, Nikki, for the past five years, and have developed a core of students who return every year to take part in one or more of the week-long camps. Last year, the Music Performance program, part of Holland College’s School of Performing Arts, provided the venue for the camps, further enhancing the experience for participants.

The camps take place on the college’s Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown, in the Music Performance program’s studios and ensemble classrooms, and the SoPA Garage. The final performance at the end of each week takes place in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, giving the student an opportunity to find out how it feels to perform on a professional stage.

The camps are run by Andrew and Nikki Waite and other band members from Andrew Waite and the Firm. In addition to the three standard camps, Island Rock Camps is offering an advanced camp aimed at further developing stage performance, instrument skills and ensemble playing; and a song writing camp which will allow young artists to develop their song writing skills under the direction of established East Coast songwriters.

The camps start July 16 and run weekly, ending with the song writing workshop the week of August 13. Students can register online at www.islandrockcamps.com. An early bird discount is available until April 1. For more information about the Island Rock Camps, including camp prices, contact islandrockcamps@gmail.com. For information about Holland College’s School of Performing Arts, which is a partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts, visit hollandcollege.com/sopa, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call 1-800-446-5265

July 16th to 20th – Charlottetown (ages 9 – 16)
July 23rd to 27th – Charlottetown (ages 9 – 16)
July 30th to August 3rd – Advanced Rock Camp
August 6th to 10th – Charlottetown (ages 9 – 16)
August 13th to 17th – Songwriting Camp


140 Weymouth Street  •  Charlottetown, PE  •  Canada  •  C1A 4Z1  •  info@hollandcollege.com  •  1-800-446-5265