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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.

We Write The Songs

We Write the Songs (WWTS) is a monthly for students ages 12 -18 in efforts to equip them with the tools necessary to strengthen their songwriting skills. This workshop explores songwriting techniques, basic music theory, and encourages students to express themselves through music.

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.


DREAMcast Episode 4: A New Generation of Respect with Rachel Moss

Episode 4 of the DREAMcast features Illustrator and children’s book author Rachel Moss. Jamaica-born artist Rachel Moss shares with the DREAMcast her passion for children’s books and the power they have to capture the imagination and expand the reader’s view of the...

Otis Redding’s “Respect” Children’s Lyric Book to be distributed to Community Youth

The Redding Estate and the Otis Redding Foundation partner with United Way of Central Georgia and others to bring over 1,000 copies of the children’s lyric book “Respect” to Middle Georgia youth MACON, GA- The Redding Estate and the Otis Redding Foundation have teamed...

DREAMcast Episode 3: Art, Activism, and Homage with Nikkolas Smith

In Episode 3 of the DREAMcast, our podcast team interviews Nikkolas Smith, self described Artivist and creator of the image for the new vinyl release entitled "The Best Of Otis Redding," released as a clear vinyl exclusively for Barnes & Noble on September 4 and...

Rolling Stone Magazine Profiles OMC 2.0

Thank you to Rolling Stone Magazine for this fantastic article about how the Otis Redding Foundation was able to pivot and offer its first virtual camp with OMC 2.0. Read the full article HERE or below. How the Otis Redding Music Camp Is Flourishing in a Pandemic...

DREAMcast Episode 2: ALäZ and DKOMX: From Mentorship to Making Music

In Episode 2 of the DREAMcast, our podcast team interviews ALäZ and DKOMX on the heels of their collaborative release "A Whole ‘Nother World." Macon, GA-based artists ALäZ and DKOMX first met as coach and camper, respectively, through the Otis Music Camp in Macon,...

Black Pumas Donate 30 Fender Acoustic Guitars to Otis Redding Foundation’s OMC 2.0 Campers

Media Contact Leila Regan-Porter (478) 742-5737 MACON, GA- Austin band Black Pumas have teamed up with guitar icon Fender® to donate 30 CD-60SCE Dreadnought All-Mahogany acoustic guitars to the campers who attended OMC 2.0 this...

DREAMcast Episode 1: Growing Up Redding

In Episode 1 of the DREAMcast, our podcast team profiles the Otis Redding Foundation, an organization that works to share the music and educational vision of Otis Redding. Through interviews with Karla Redding Andrews and Justin Andrews, our student...

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...



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