— Company sponsors two leading youth music programs —
Korg USA recently partnered with two high-profile youth music programs – School of Rock (SoR) and Camp Jam – for kids and young adults. These new partnerships are the first of Korg USA’s year-long campaign to support music-making and educational programs for young people.
Camp Jam is a rock and roll music program for children and adults. Korg USA was a gear sponsor for the program’s songwriting contest. Acclaimed artists/teachers are also instructing students at Camp Jam 2011 using VOX and Blackstar amplifiers, Korg digital pianos and VOX guitars supplied by Korg USA. The contest winners, campers and instructors are all enjoying the new gear. “Our Camp Jam programs are designed to give kids insight and a head start on their music interests and potential careers,” said Steve Freeman, National Director for Camp Jam. “Being able to offer these future musicians world-class products from partners like Korg has been a great asset to our instructors and students alike.”
Additionally, Korg USA outfitted School of Rock’s 70 locations with an assortment of gear. Korg and VOX are also sponsors of The AllStars Program hosted by SoR. Products outfitted to the prestigious AllStars include Korg synthesizers, Korg music workstations, and VOX combo amplifiers. This program consists of an elite group of high level achievers enrolled in School of Rock nationwide. AllStar students experience playing in famous rock venues, touring and jamming with famous rock stars. The Korg and VOX gear will be placed in SoR locations after AllStars touring season has ended.
About School of Rock
School of Rock operates with 70 music schools in 26 states and Mexico, with new locations opening in 2011. Their summer program emphasizes live performance through workshops, clinics, and private instruction where students learn about playing together in a band and developing stage presence. Through their ‘Guest Professor Series’, students have the opportunity to learn from and jam with some of music’s biggest names. Korg and VOX are official partners for their schools nationwide as well as the AllStars Program.
About Camp Jam
Camp Jam is the nation’s premier educational rock music camp for kids and adults. Camp Jam was founded in 2004 by Jeff Carlisi, lead guitarist for .38 Special, and Danny Lipson, a seasoned entrepreneur in sports marketing and guitarist for Vintage Red. Camp Jam is accredited by ACA, the American Camp Association. ACA is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality. Korg, VOX, and Blackstar are now official sponsors of their camps. For more information, visit CampJam.com or text the word CampJam to 72727 on your mobile phone.