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Summer Music Camp at Mississippi College Set for June

MC's summer music camp is always a big hit with students.
MC's summer music camp is always a big hit with students.

Teens from across the Magnolia State are signing up for Mississippi College’s 2021 music camp in late June. It’s a splendid opportunity for students to step up their talents during summer classes with premier professors.

The COVID-19 pandemic led MC officials to cancel the 2020 music camp. But that won’t be the case when campers take classes led by Music Department faculty members. The activity on the Clinton campus runs from June 21-25.

"It's always a great week, and I'm happy we can offer it again this year,” says Bob Knupp, the MC music camp director.

An MC music professor, Knupp serves as an organist at Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson on Sundays. He’s performed on his favorite instrument at the Washington National Cathedral and other historic music venues over the years.

As of May 20, there are a few spots left for students to sign up for the day camp format. The deadline is June 2. The event will return to a residential camp in 2022.

While the pandemic continues, the MC Music Department leaders will limit enrollment to 15 students. Typically, more than 40 students attend the summer camp at the Baptist-affiliated university. The camp costs $300 for the week.

What’s in store for music students this summer? There will be piano lessons, along with classes in music theory and history, rock music and more.

Knupp is always delighted to showcase the organ. In December, the Pennsylvania native performed three hymnal pieces on Provine Chapel’s mighty pipe organ to celebrate Christ’s love.

MC’s impressive Music Department is filled with gifted professors bringing much to the table for summer campers in 2021.

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