Victor Wooten’s Center For Music & Nature Announces 2012 Camps
Victor Wooten’s Center For Music & Nature will host a series of educational music and nature camps this spring, summer and fall at Wooten Woods, located just outside of Nashville, TN. Camps include a bass/nature Camp, jam camp weekend, theory weekend, spirit of music camp and more. Wooten teaches at each and every camp alongside a variety of skilled guest instructors. Please see below for a full list of the upcoming camps and their descriptions.
May 15-20, 2012—Bass/Nature Camp
This one-of-a-kind 6-day course for bass guitar players offers an unprecedented education from some of the world’s best and most innovative instructors. Through games, blind-fold exercise and unique classes, each day is designed to teach and inform as well as awaken the senses. It introduces the student to the vast world of music, nature, life, and self-discovery.
June 12-17, 2012—Music/Nature Camp
This 6-day course offers a unique training for all musicians. Students will spend time with qualified music instructors catering to their specific instrument as well as time in ensemble classes. The expert nature staff will provide exercises and activities designed to heighten the student’s sensitivity and awareness for an unforgettable experience.
June 20-24, 2012—Music/Nature Camp, Jr.
Based on the format of the Music/Nature Camp, this camp is geared towards younger musicians (age 8 -17) and is open to players of any instrument. There is no maximum or minimum skill level required. Each day is packed full of fun and surprises with the goal being to build the student’s awareness (and proficiency) in both music and life.
July 23-August 12, 2012—3-Week Residency
This camp will be intense, but fun. Mornings will start with an activity designed to ready the mind and body for the day’s activities. It includes small group classes rotating between instructors as well as full group workshops and lectures. Wooten will teach at the camp five to six days of each week and will be joined by other music and nature instructors.
August 25-26, 2012—Jam Camp Weekend
This camp recreates how Victor and his brothers spent their childhood weekends making music with one another. This one-of-a-kind gathering will be two complete days of “jamming” with the goal being to have fun while learning from one’s peers. Wooten will be there the whole weekend and will supply a few extra musicians, but the bulk of the jamming will come from the participants.
September 8-9, 2012—Theory Weekend
This 2-day experience aims to teach players and music instructors a valuable tool that can enhance their awareness, understanding, and ability to perform music. Participants will be divided into one of three groups – beginning, intermediate, or advanced – and will spend the weekend with instructors helping each participant gain a complete understanding of music theory.
September 19-23, 2012—Spirit of Music Camp
This 4-day camp explores the spiritual side of music that is sometimes felt, but rarely talked about, and is claimed, by some, to be impossible to teach. Join Wooten and his staff as they explore this hidden side of music. Learn the “invisible” approach to music that Wooten rarely shares with anyone.