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2016 Sessions

Session 1 - June 6-17, with the concert on June 18
Session 2- June 20-July 1, with the concert on July 2
Session 3- July 5-15, with the concert on July 16

What is KIDSTOCK at RME?

For the past decade, RME has featured our summer music program under the Rock Camp USA banner.  We are very proud of our accomplishments with that franchise, but in 2016 RME will be going its own way with our summer music camp programming.  Our goal is to tie in our summer music camp program with our partnerships during the school year, including collaborations with the Creative Arts Academy and CBW Gospel Music Camp – as well as other music education programs we do throughout the year.  Our new KIDSTOCK summer camp programming will also allow us better serve our participants interests, by opening it up to other genres such as blues, jazz, gospel, country – in addition to our original focus on rock music.



We believe that KIDSTOCK is a great name for our new summer music camp program for two reasons:
  • It's all about the kids, our community's young musicians, and how we integrate their musical experiences during the school year with their summer activities.
  • Taking stock in our young musicians is without a doubt the best investment we can make in the future of our music traditions in the area.


As in the past, we will feature three 2-week sessions in the summer starting in June for young musicians ages 8-18. Participants will rehearse off-site from 1-5 pm daily, and each session will conclude with a concert in the Redstone Room at RME on the second Saturday of each session.  Each camper will be provided with a DVD copy of their final concert.
We will continue to feature instruction by professional area musicians and instructors, with additional workshops to focus on specific instruments and voice, as well as a segment on the business of music and professional entertainment.


Joining other musicians in the campers' age range in a band setting, the campers working together to select songs for a concert performance, and rehearsing as a unit with the guidance of our instructors.  We encourage the children to bring original song ideas to camp, as well as their favorite contemporary and popular selections to perform.



Please click here to register through MidwestTix.

Contact Bret Dale for more details
  • Phone: 563-326-1333 ext. 110
  • Email:
Tuition totals $440, with limited scholarship assistance to those with legitimate and documented need. For information on financial assistance, please contact Bret Dale directly.