Music Camp 2014 at Mississippi College Welcomes Talented Students
June 4, 2014
Sixty children from Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Florida hope to develop their artistic talents at Mississippi College’s music camp this summer.
Whether they’re from metro Jackson, Hattiesburg, Starkville or across state lines, the students will spend a week on the Clinton campus taking voice lessons, choir, piano and writing musical compositions.
There’s even time for the students to showcase their talents with a live concert as their busy week on the Clinton campus comes to an end.
Better known as MC @ MC, the music camp runs from June 29 through July 5. Mississippi College music faculty members and recent graduates teach the classes. Conducting lessons, drawing and creative arts classes are also on the schedule.
Sponsored by the MC Music Department, the camp is directed by professor Dr. Bob Knupp.
The innovative residential music camp is designed for a wide range of students – from pre-teens who graduated the sixth grade through high school seniors.
Some of the youngsters coming to music camp will bring Mississippi College ties. Gabi Jones, the daughter of MC history instructor Missy Jones, is signed up. So is Ashton Custer, daughter of Alison Custer, who teaches voice at MC’s Taylor School and the Clinton public schools.
The camp fee is $450. That amount includes their overnight stays in MC residence halls, meals on the Clinton campus, instruction, the concerts and T-shirts.
Camp slots are filling up rapidly. There were 42 students signed up as of June 3, said Music Department secretary Dottie Serio. While the deadline isn’t set in stone, registration should be completed by June 20, she said.
The camp’s $100 deposit is due by June 6. Camp begins with check-in set for 2-5 p.m. on Sunday June 29. The check-out will be 9 a.m. on Saturday July 5.