Presented by The Otis Redding Foundation

The 2017 camp will take place Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 16. Download the application HERE.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

Bashinski Fine Gems & Jewelry

Steve and Lynda Daugherty

Robins Financial

Starr Electric

Southern Lighting, Inc.

Waites & Foshee Insurance

J Marc Albertson/Patton, Albertson & Miller LLC

Morris Bank

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

Taylor Rogers


Mercer University

Otis Redding, III

Georgia Allman Brother Band Association (GABBA)

Joe and Evelyn Adams

Carl and Catherine Garofalo

Macon Magazine


Forrest B. Johnson & Associates

Arts and Letters Committee of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Mrs G’s Music Foundation

Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Jampol Artist Management

United Bank

State Bank & Trust


The Otis Redding Foundation presents the 10th Annual Otis Music Camp at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music at 1329 Adams St, Macon, GA 31201. The 10-day music camp takes place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp is intended for students with varied musical knowledge; however, no previous musical experience or knowledge of instrumentation is required.

Interested in applying to be a Otis Music Camp Coach? Download the application HERE.

Applications deadline: May 6, 2017.

– Camp Fee: $300 (please note: credit card payments will incur a $7 fee to cover the processing costs)

– Ages 11 to 17

– Space is limited

– Lunch is included daily

During the two-week program, campers will experience:

-Fundamentals of songwriting, vocals and production

-Q&A session with professional singer, songwriters and producers

-Workshops in lyric writing, voice lessons, instrument instruction, music industry-related topics and dance

-Education on performance, stage presence and branding

-AT&T presents Garage Band program instruction seminar

-Write, produce & record a minimum of one piece of work

-A select number of music videos will be produced

-Showcase performance by all campers on June 16, 2017

Watch the wrap-up videos for the 2016 Otis Music Camp above, and check out the collaboration with Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism HERE.

Check out the 2015 Otis Music Camp and 2014 Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp.
Thanks to our 2016 sponsors: