Rock On 2015 Dates Announced

July 13-24, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA

Registration is open – Sign up now!

Rock On! Young Musicians Workshop is a summer youth music workshop held in the Berkshires of Western MA.  The workshop features an intensive program of instrument instruction, ensemble coaching, songwriting, recording, and performing.

Attendees may choose between two programs:

Contemporary Music Program: Rock, Folk, Jazz
Ages 8-21, Beginners to Advanced
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Voice, Ukulele, Brass, and Winds

String Chamber Music Workshop: Focus on the study of classical music with crossovers into rock and jazz
Ages 10-21, Intermediate and Advanced
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Students must have their own instruments. Drum kits may be left on campus overnight and on the weekend between sessions.

“Eleanor Rigby” – Rock On Week 1 video!

Rock On 2015 Welcomes Guest Instructors…

We’re pleased to welcome several guest instructors for our 2015 youth workshop

  • Solo violinist Yevgeny Kutik
  • Guitar virtuoso Emil Werstler
  • Metal drummer Mercedes Lander
  • Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier
  • Greg Drew, vocal coach to Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Corey Glover and many other top vocalists.

New!  String Chamber Music Workshop

download allaViolinist Alla Zernitskaya will direct a two-week String Chamber Music Workshop at Rock On’s 2015 summer workshop in the Berkshires.  This program is for violin, viola, cello and double bass players 10-21 years old.  Activities include score reading, group coaching, ear training, and chamber music rehearsals.  Solo violinist Yevgeny Kutik will guest.  The focus is on classical music with crossovers into jazz and rock.  String players will participate in Songwriting and Recording workshops and Friday performances.