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Enlightenment through Music




The Otis Music Camp takes place over 10 days in June in Macon, Ga. for ages 12-18. Otis Music Campers experience a high level of music forums conducted by key leaders in the industry. Professional and collegiate musicians come from across the world to develop the voices and instrumental abilities of campers.


Camp DREAM is a five-day music and arts camp offered to ages 5-11. Instructors cover songwriting, percussion, theater, voice, dance, and visual arts. These areas integrate to create one project, culminating in a performance to showcase the work all the students have done over the week.

Lessons & Workshops

The Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts offers private music lessons for ages 5-18
in piano, strings, guitar, drums, voice, theory, production/engineering,
and more, as well as songwriting workshops throughout the year.



Private music lessons are offered each day from qualified coaches and teachers, bios for whom can be found on our coaches page. Students taking lessons will be involved in an end of semester recital.


Workshop are created for students 12+ to equip them with the tools necessary to strengthen their songwriting skills and musicianship. Each workshop strives to expand the musical creativity of students and provides many opportunities to perform and critique peer’s work. 

The DREAM Team

The DREAM Team is a mixed performance group comprised of students aged 12-18 singing and performing a variety of classic, soul, and pop songs. Limited Availability.


Otis Redding Foundation receives ‘CARES Act’ and more grant funding from Georgia Council for the Arts

For Immediate Release MACON, GA – The Otis Redding Foundation was awarded three grants totaling $27,500 from Georgia Council for the Arts, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2021....

Georgia Music Foundation Presents OMC 2.0 at Boys and Girls Club of Albany

For Immediate Release MACON, GA - The Otis Redding Foundation has partnered with Georgia Music Foundation and Mrs. G's Music Foundation to present the fourth Otis Music Camp in Albany. OMC 2.0: The Virtual Experience will go live at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany,...

2020 OMC 2.0 Recap

Unable to gather in person due to COVID-19, Otis Redding Foundation went digital with the 13th annual Otis Music Camp. OMC 2.0: The Virtual Experience was held June 8-12, with the continued mission of enhancing and motivating...

D-Nice, Creator of the World Famous “Club Quarantine,” Treats Students to Master Class at the Otis Redding Foundation’s OMC 2.0

The latest version of Otis Music Camp, OMC 2.0 The Virtual experience, held June 8-12, allowed for a plethora of familiar industry faces to stop by and continue the mission of enhancing and motivating young minds in music and the arts. Just when campers thought the...

Otis Redding Foundation Offers Virtual Music Camp in Light of Pandemic

MACON, GA, May 20, 2020- The Otis Redding Foundation will go digital with Otis Music Camp 2.0. The virtual experience will be held June 8-12, with the continued mission of enhancing and motivating young minds in music and the arts.  To ensure that kids do not miss out...

13WMAZ Features Otis Redding Center For Creative Arts’ Virtual Lessons

Thank you to 13WMAZ and Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism's Amyre Makupson for including the Otis Redding Foundation's virtual Center lessons in this piece. Featuring voice coach Kimberly Kelsey Epps!

Otis Music Camper (DKOMX) and Coach (ALäZ) Release “A Whole ‘Nother World”

Otis Music Camper Dakarai Williams (DKOMX) and Vinson Muhammad (ALäZ) have collaborated to bring a new song, created while collaborating during Otis Redding Foundation programs. Below is the release for the song. For Immediate Release    "A Whole ‘Nother World" is the...

The DREAM Team Joins The Madison Studio For Performance

Photos by Amyre Makeupson The Otis Redding Foundation’s DREAM Team joined Macon’s Madison Studio (Dance Education) for two performances celebrating “Homegrown Hits: A Celebration of Georgia Music.” The performances took place March 7 and 8, 2020 at Wesleyan College’s...

Lamar Williams, Jr. Joined Students and Instructors for O’Tis The Season

The 2020 O'Tis The Season was a warm and wonderful success. The Otis Redding Foundation's students and instructors taking the stage alongside local stars like Kimberly Kelsey Epps and Charles Davis (who sang "New Year's Resolution" together, and "This Christmas," with...

Georgia Focus on the Otis Redding Foundation

Thank you again to Georgia Focus for speaking to Foundation Executive Director Karla Redding-Andrews about our latest program while we were on site at Camp DREAM at the Academy for Classical Education in October. You can listen to the program above. 



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