Progress through Education
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 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 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.


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. 

O’Tis The Season Returns for Another Year

O'Tis The Season returns for a second year to the Hargray Capitol Theatre. The benefit concert will bring the holiday cheer to Macon on Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m., with performances from the OMC Allstars and Dream Team (featuring students and coaches from Otis...

Camp DREAM 2019 a Huge Success!

The second annual Camp DREAM was a huge success! Thanks to generous funding from partners like Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation, Griffith Family Foundation, and United Way, the Otis Redding Foundation reached over 80 campers ages 5-11 at three...

NewTown Macon and Otis Redding Foundation Team Up for a Special First Friday Celebrating Otis Redding’s 78th Birthday

Join NewTown Macon, Visit Macon, and the Otis Redding Foundation to celebrate Otis Redding’s 78th birthday this First Friday on September 6. Soul Spots will feature performances from Otis Music Campers Bethany Tapee and Haley Favors (6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Second Street,...

Summer Tour of Otis

Make your summer right by visiting important landmarks of Otis Redding’s life! These landmarks are mostly in Redding’s hometown of Macon, Ga. where the Redding family moved early in Otis’ life and set the precedent for his influential career. These landmarks include...

Otis Redding Foundation Receives Generous Grant From the Griffith Family Foundation

It was announced on June 26, 2019 that the Otis Redding Foundation along with 37 other community and service organizations received grant awards from the Griffith Family Foundation. More specifically, the Foundation was awarded $8,000 for Camp DREAM and the Otis...

Meet Our Center Director!

Joiterius (JT) Marshall is the Center Director for the Otis Redding Foundation. He has had a very expansive history with the foundation, having been a camper himself and changed roles as coach in previous years. Let’s talk more with JT about his love for music, what...

Meet Our Summer Intern!

Rachel Solomon is our newest Summer Intern. She is currently a rising senior at Wesleyan College majoring in Advertising, Marketing, and Communications with minors in History and Finance. She is a native of Macon, Ga. and has interned at other non-profit organizations...

2019 Otis Music Camp Recap

The 12th annual Otis Music Camp took place from June 3 to June 14, 2019 at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, with a recording-breaking 74 campers attending this year, some of whom traveled from other states such as Florida and Virginia to participate. From...



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