Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is unlike any other band camp on the planet. There you play out rock and roll fantasies with real rock stars
Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins readily admit there was a somewhat selfish reason for founding a music festival in Moab, Utah, 22 years ago. For about six months prior to their visit to Moab, the couple had already been discussing the possibility of starting another music festival. Barrett, a classical pianist from New York City, had founded the New York Festival of Song about two years prior.
Every year thousands of musicians of all types, levels, and ages head to one of hundreds of music camps held nationwide, and in Canada. This spring Making Music uncovered what the experience is like for campers at Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp near Woodstock, New York, and California Coast Music Camp in Placer County, California.
Imagine a white-haired man seated at a piano. He’s survived the Great Depression and two wars. He takes a deep breath and begins to play “Clair de Lune.” Now imagine a 12-year-old boy seated at a piano. He’s survived school lunches, an annoying sister, and slow Wi-Fi. He also takes a deep breath and starts […]