Summer Rocks!

Summer Rocks! Everybody In & Summer Rocks! Video/Photo Intensive: Everybody Look!
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 18, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12 pm – 6 pm

Adult Summer Rocks!
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17, 2018 or Wednesday – Friday, August 15 – 17, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12 pm – 6pm

2018 Summer Rocks! Fest – Saturday, August 18th, 12noon – 6pm
Come join us for the inaugural Summer Rocks! Fest! Music from all the bands in both the Summer Rocks! and Adult Summer Rocks! will be presented, as well as work from the Summer Rocks! Video/Photo Intensive students.


Summer Rocks! Everybody In!Summer Rocks! – Video/Photo Intensive: Everybody Look!Adult Summer Rocks!


An exciting, student-driven popular music program, Summer Rocks! celebrates each participant’s creative voice as they build important musical, visual and interpersonal skills in a fabulously supportive and diverse community. Anyone. Any style. Any instrument. All are welcome to join. Your Voice. Your Sound.

New this year, we offer three different programs tailored to a wide range of students. Even something for adults!

Summer Rocks! Everybody In! for youth offers group collaboration with Master Coaches experienced in Alternative, Metal, Hip-Hop, Punk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, and more! Kids will learn stylistic vocabularies, composition skills, and technical production – all to help express their own creative voices.

Summer Rocks! – Video/Photo Intensive: Everybody Look! is a rare opportunity for students to develop essential filmmaking skills under the tutelage of award-winning New Haven filmmaker Steven Dest (My Brother Jack, I am Shakespeare). Participants will collaborate with Summer Rocks! music students to create their own visual work, which will be showcased at the first ever, day-long 2018 Summer Rocks! Fest!

Adult Summer Rocks! (3-night and 5-night option) pairs adult musicians of all levels with Master Teachers representing a wide variety of genres, approaches, and skills. After being matched with complimentary bandmate, you’ll develop new levels of musical competence and confidence. Learn about everything from amplifiers to sound mixing to theory and arranging to singing to improvisation and beyond. Expect to make great music and enjoy 2 hours of applied fun every evening!