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.

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.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Lessons

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.

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

DREAMcast Season 2 Episode 1: At Your Service with Otis Redding, III

This week we spoke with Otis Redding III, son of Zelma and Otis Redding, accomplished musician and member of the funk band The Reddings, and newly elected Board President of Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia. Otis III talks with our team about his long-standing work...

Otis Redding Foundation Premieres Original Song “This Holiday”

Media Contact Leila Regan-Porter (478) 742-5737 foundation@otisreddingfoundation.org  For Immediate Release Otis Redding Foundation Premieres Original Song “This Holiday” Video will be released on the last evening of 12 Days of O’Tis MACON, GA- The Otis Redding...

Knight Foundation Awards Otis Redding Foundation Multi-Year Grant

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the Otis Redding Foundation a multi-year grant totaling $200,000 for 2021-2023. The grant will support the Foundation’s planning process for a new Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts that will house the...

DREAMcast Episode 10: The Best of 2020

As we near the end of 2020, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the Dreamcast Season 1. Thanks for listening! We will see you in the new year with more episodes of the Dreamcast!

Conductor Roderick Cox Featured on DREAMcast Podcast

Media Contact Leila Regan-Porter (478) 742-5737 foundation@otisreddingfoundation.org For Immediate Release Conductor Roderick Cox Featured on DREAMcast Podcast Cox credits the Foundation for its role in his success MACON, GA- Berlin-based conductor Conductor Roderick...

DREAMcast Episode 9: Just Like Family with Roderick Cox

Episode 9 of the DREAMcast features Roderick Cox, Classical Orchestral Conductor. This week we spoke with internationally acclaimed orchestral conductor Roderick Cox. Roderick shared with us his journey from Macon to Germany, including the “instrumental” role Mrs....

Otis Redding Foundation to Receive Proceeds from One Mic Reverb Shop Purchases

Media Contact Leila Regan-Porter (478) 742-5737 foundation@otisreddingfoundation.org   For Immediate Release Otis Redding Foundation to Receive Proceeds from One Mic Reverb Shop Purchases Featuring Microphones from Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, John Legend, and...

12 Days of O’Tis The Season – At Home!

The Otis Redding Foundation, Georgia Power, and Rhino Records present 12 Days of O'Tis the Season, a series of virtual holiday performances December 11 - December 22 starting each night at 7 p.m. EST streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. 

DREAMcast Episode 8: O’Tis The Season with Justin and Kimberly

Episode 8 of the DREAMcast features Justin Andrews and Kimberly Kelsey Epps This week we welcome back Otis Redding Foundation Director of Special Projects & Outreach Justin Andrews and introduce you to Center Director Kimberly Kelsey Epps to discuss the upcoming...

DREAMcast Episode 7: Rest Empowered with The Rap Room

Episode 7 of the DREAMcast features campers and coaches from the world-famous Rap Room. This week we feature the winners of the 2020 Summer Creative Challenge winner in the category of High School Original Song: The Otis Music Camp Rap Room! The Rap Room’s original...

OTIS REDDING MUSEUM

339 COTTON AVE, MACON, GEORGIA 31201

HOURS: 9AM-5PM; Monday-Friday