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Compass Music Camp is a six day program focused on giving mid-Missouri youth the opportunity to learn, create,  and perform. Camp participants will have instrument lessons, theory class, history class, sound/recording workshop, art workshop, and band rehearsal. Each day the campers will have a private concert from a local or touring artist. This program is designed for campers to experience the joy of writing and playing music and to learn how to do so from musicians in our community. We are going to accept 30 campers (8-18 years of age) and put them into 5 bands.

Music camp will be held in the North Village Arts District. The Bridge/Columbia Academy of Music will be hosting camp as well as Artlandish Gallery, Mojo’s, Talking Horse Theatre, and Roxy’s. The Bridge and CAM are located at 1020 E. Walnut.

Tuition will cost $300. Make checks payable to Compass.


Phylshawn Johnson –


Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 – 8am-5:30pm – Saturday, July 19th concert 4-6pm

Applications due June 1, 2014  Send to Compass, Inc P.O. Box 30183 Columbia MO 65205 or drop it off at CAM 1020 E. Walnut Columbia MO 65201

Application – Pick up one at CAM or click below

Compass Music Camp Application

Scholarship Application



Donations to Compass, Inc. are 100% tax deductible since Compass is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. If you wish to sponsor a camper please visit our donation page.

2014 Summer Staff

Instrument Instructors

Greg Hausman, Matt Epstein (Guitar)

Carly Allen (Bass)

TBA (Drums)

Wes Wingate, Andrew Weir (Piano)

Violet Vonder Haar (Voice)

Workshop Teachers

Shayla Howell (Art), Adam Roehlke (Sound), David Witter (Music Theory),

Wes Wingate (Music History), Violet Vonder Haar (Singing)

Band Coaches


Sound Engineer: Adam Roehlke

Camp Administrator: Kristina Bradley

Food Coordinator: Corrina Smith

Camp Director: Phylshawn Johnson


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