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Mississippi College Summer Music Camp Coming Soon

MC’s summer music camp on the Clinton campus runs from June 24-29.

Award-winning Mississippi College professors teach the classes to hit all the right notes for dozens of teens at MC’s summer music camp.

What began in 2006 as a fabulous camp for 36 kids keeps getting better from one year to the next. The 2018 version of the residential camp on the Clinton campus runs from June 24-29. The June 1 sign-up deadline is drawing near. 

MC Music Department leaders are doing all of the behind the scenes work to prepare to welcome talented campers from Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. 

Camp director Bob Knupp expects to toss out the red carpet to about 40 campers from the region. The boys and girls signing up for MC@MC will learn some new things this summer. 

Art lessons, an a capella pop vocal group, instrumental improvisation and worship technologies are added to the rich curriculum. Music history, piano instruction, voice, a choir & music theatre workshop, and a talent show are part of the MC summer landscape in Clinton, too.

The five-day residential camp is designed for students in grades 7-12. The program attracts teens from public and private schools as well as home schooled students.

“We have changed the camp extensively this year to remain exciting for the returning students,” Knupp said. “But we are still presenting a quality music camp experience.” 

Knupp brings plenty of experience to the table, just like his MC Music Department colleagues. He serves as an organist at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson. 

Music Department chair Angela Willoughby is a gifted pianist who performs at major events on and off campus. Music professor Mark Nabholz serves as conductor of the MC Singers and the Choctaw Chorus. Professor Ben Williams, the department’s assistant chair, is an exceptional composer. The list of notables in the department at the Aven Fine Arts Center goes on. 

Tuition for the 2018 camp costs $500. The price covers the cost of classes, housing in MC residence halls and meals.

Year after year, the MC summer music camp concert on Thursday night remains one of the highlights that should not be missed. The jam-packed five days though, is always a fun, music-making experience! 

For more information, contact camp director Bob Knupp at or 601-925-3977. Or reach Dottie Serio of the Music Department at 601-925-3440.