Summer at Cornish

The Rock Project: Becoming a Better Musician

July 27 – August 1 , M, T, W, Th, F, S, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Kerry Hall 114, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA
Course Description
Students will work in large and small bands, and will have the opportunity to go beyond the basics and learn how to write and play rock and electronic music while incorporating elements of blues and jazz into their music.

Students will develop their creativity and thoughtfulness by analyzing songs together, while solving challenges along the way. The Rock Project instructors will help students learn real world skills and encourage creative, cooperative exploration through jam sessions, discussions, lessons, and ensemble projects.The workshop culminates with a Saturday concert featuring performances by participants for supportive family and friends.

Who should enroll?
Middle and high school students, ages 12-17, who have played guitar, bass, drums and/or keyboards for six months or longer.

Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at 3:00pm in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.

Audition Requirements
None. Open for enrollment to students ages 12-17 without any audition.

What to bring empty

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    12 - 17
  • Housing
  • Scholarships


  • Susan Palmer
  • Matt Hitchman