Learn. Play. Perform.

  • 2720 Godley Lane
    Suite 107
    Raleigh, NC 27617

  • 1839 S. Main Street
    Suite 340
    Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Summer Music Camps

The Tour Package is only $399 for the week and includes the week of rehearsals from 9 AM – 3 PM, Friday Finale Concert with drink/food vouchers for parents.


The Album Package is only $499, and that includes the week of rehearsals from 9 AM – 3 PM, Friday Finale Concert with drink/food vouchers plus recording sessions from 3 – 5 PM Monday – Friday.

(“Tour” campers depart at 3 PM and those in the “Album” package stay and record until 5 PM Mon. – Fri). 

“Perhaps the coolest music camp offered in North Carolina, no wonder Progressive Music Center has people from New York, Louisiana and Florida coming each summer. If they can come all that way then this is certainly a “must-do” for every local musician.” -Music Inc. Magazine, June 2010

2016 Dates

June 13 – 17     Raleigh Location
July 11 – 15      Raleigh Location
August 1 – 5     Raleigh Location

June 20 – 24   Wake Forest Location
July 18 – 22     Wake Forest Location
August 8 – 12  Wake Forest Location

What Is The Original School of Rock?
  • Week long immersive music camps that place attendees into bands that write,
    rehearse and then perform in a grand finale concert on the last evening of the camp
    week. We started the program in 1996 so we’re celebrating our 20th year of this amazing summer program!
  • Bands will write original music, work on cover songs and put it all together in a full, high octane, professional concert featuring your band playing your music.
  • Those enrolled in the Tour Package will rehearse with us Monday – Friday from 9 – 3 PM and depart at 3. Those enrolled in the Album Package will stay with us Monday – Friday from 3 – 5 PM and work in our recording studio.
  • Attendees will learn team work, communication, self esteem and the ability to be the
    best musician you can be in a single week of amazing music making.

Ready to play in a band while making your music and sound become reality? Have you been taking lessons for 6 – 12 months or longer and want to play with others, write your own music and perform in a professional concert? These week long programs are for you!

What Types Of Instruments Are At The Camps?

In year’s past we’ve had trumpet, trombone, flute, violin, tuba and a bunch of other cool instruments join us too, so if you play something other than drums, guitar, keyboard or sing, jump on in – we would love to have you with us. Call us if you have an “alternate” instrument outside of the rock band set-up and we’ll discuss it and see how it will fit in for the camp week you are interested in.

Who Can Attend & How Old Do You Have To Be?

Our program is open to everyone and you do not have to be a student at Progressive Music Center to attend. We have a great mix of male and female drummers, guitarists, bassists, piano/keyboardists, vocalists, and a bunch of other instruments in between. Ages range anywhere from 8 – 88 depending on camp week. Music has no age limits or boundaries.

When & Where Are The Sessions Held?

Sessions will take place at Progressive Music Center’s Raleigh, NC (Brier Creek) and Wake Forest, NC (The Factory) locations Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM for the Tour Package and 9 AM – 5 PM for the Album Package on the dates and times listed above. Drop off starts at 8:30 AM and pick up starts at 3:00 PM (for Tour Package) and 5 PM (for Album Package). We do offer options for early drop off and late pick-up, just ask and we’ll try to work with your schedule.

What To Bring In 2016
  • Drummers should bring a new pair of drumsticks.
  • Guitar and Bass players should bring their guitar, bass, tuners, straps, cables and amps.
  • Brass and Woodwind players should bring their respective instruments and mouthpieces.
  • Keyboard players should bring their keyboard.
  • You can leave your equipment in our studios so you do not have to transport it every day. This works well for amplifiers. We will provide a storage area if you wish to leave it overnight, however we can not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged equipment.

Snacks, sodas and water are available in our drink and snack machine (Wake Forest location) and we will have some drinks and water on hand, but everyone should bring lunch, drinks and any snacks they want Monday – Friday. We have a microwave and refrigerator if you need to keep food cold or warm it up. There are also a few restaurants within walking or driving distance. Some teachers make a food run so we will be happy to bring something back if you ask.

What If I Don't Not Like The Band I'm In?

We try to place everyone into the right bands but we do have to make adjustments from time to time and move band members around. We ask that you give us time to make those adjustments and do what’s right for the entire group and not just one person. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for any reason.

What Styles Of Music Are Played?

Each band is given a musical theme so the music will vary. One band may play rock songs in the style of Reggae and one band may play jazz standards in the style of heavy metal. We want to challenge our attendees to step outside of their comfort zones of what they have been playing and to broaden their horizons with new styles and formats of music exploration. Every member of the band will have an opportunity to contribute.

What If We Can’t Make It After All?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds if you cannot make it to the sessions for any reason. We plan our weekly schedules and concerts based on total number of participants registered and in the event you do not attend or drop out it will create issues with band placement and concert. In other words, it throws everything into chaos if you decide to back out.

How Do I Sign Up?

Registration is easy. Simply complete the form below and click submit. You’ll be taken to Paypal where you can securely pay for the weeks you want to attend (discounts applied automatically for multiple weeks). Questions., having problems registering? Give us a call or email and we’ll be glad to assist you.


Raleigh Location: 919.787.1688
Wake Forest Location: 919.453.1688

Progressive Music Center Raleigh: 2720 Godley Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617
Progressive Music Center Wake Forest, 1839 South Main Street, Suite 344,
Wake Forest, NC 27587.