Progress through Education
Enlightenment through Music

MISSION

TO EMPOWER, ENRICH AND MOTIVATE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH PROGRAMS INVOLVING MUSIC, WRITING AND INSTRUMENTATION.

OTIS MUSIC CAMP

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

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.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Lessons

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.

Workshops

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.

LATEST NEWS

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. 

DREAM Team Performs at Capricorn Opening Celebration

On December 3, 2019, the Otis Redding Foundation’s DREAM Team took part in the Mercer Music at Capricorn Grand Opening Celebration, alongside students from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and Capricorn recording artist Jimmy Hall. The event was part of a...

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...

OTIS REDDING MUSEUM

339 COTTON AVE, MACON, GEORGIA 31201

HOURS: 9AM-5PM; Monday-Friday