JHME is proud to have enjoyed Warwick
as a Rock Camp 2013 sponsor!


"I had a blast at camp. I have greatly improved [as a musician] from year to year. Dynamics, solos, working with people and keeping a good head even in bad situations are just some things I have learned. I think Rock Camp is a great program, and I hope that I could be coming back as a guest clinician one day to give kids the same experiences I've gotten to have."

       - Kyle Zampedri, age 19, 2013 returning Rock Camper 

"All the clinicians are so amazing, smart, wise, and insightful. Some of the stories I have heard this week have made me rethink a lot of the things that I am doing, and some of the things that I want to  change for furthering my career as a musician."

       - Samantha Newman, age 18, first year 2013 Rock Camper

 "I learned many new techniques and styles to better master my instrument. I also learned how to play in a band with other musicians my age. Overall, it was an awesome camp and I can't wait to come back next year."

       - Jack Cornish, age 13, first year 2013 Rock Camper

"While I have done camps similar to [Rock Camp] before, this camp had a different air to it. It feels a lot more welcoming and overall more positive than other camps, and I really like that. I would DEFINITELY do this camp again."

      - Tristan Peterson, age 14, first year 2013 Rock Camper

These statements are just a few of many in echoing sentiment that came from this year's Rock Camp attendees. 2013's Rock Camp was one of the most successful in JHME history. We enjoyed an amazing Warwick Basses & Amps sponsorship and an absolutely outstanding set of students, clinicans, parents, and volunteers. Our Faculty Concert, Beach Fossils Headling Concert and Student Concert all went off smoothly, and at the end of the day, we ended up with a whole set of students who are already preparing to return for next year's Rock Camp.

Please remember the Jackson Hole Music Experience at Old Bill's, as we need the support, love, and help of you, our community, to continue this life-changing program. Thanks to former Rock Camper Dan Sanford for the below video!




A Little About Rock Camp 2013

WHEN:  July 22 - 26, 2013

WHO:  Kids 12 and older (or otherwise accepted) who want to learn, improve, perform or just jam!

WHAT Rock Camp is:  5 days of music instruction and band development, taught by professional musicians from around the country.  Our emphasis is more on musical versatility than solely on a single instrument. We want our students to be able to rock a club stage with an original metal band one night, lay tracks for a singer/songwriter the next morning, and play a jazz trio gig that evening. JHME prepares students for a wide variety of musical situations, teaching not only instruments, but also the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the entire music industry. Diversity and knowledge of all aspects of music has always been the reality of most working musicians and the worlds greatest performers! 

HOW Rock Camp goes down:  Guitar, Drumming, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, whatever. If you want to bring in a harmonica as your main instrument, you're more than welcome! Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, Contemporary, Funk, Soul, Classic Rock, Metal, whatever you want to play is what you'll learn from clinicians who have played it all before, all over the world. This unique multi-day clinic allows students to develop their individual skills in the context of a real band.  Students benefit from daily instruction, presentations, rehearsals and performances, and get the opportunity to hone their skills through practical playing experience, taught by accomplished and legendary musicians. 

Rock Camp is: Loads of fun, and only takes place for 5 days each July. Hurry to sign up for next year!

Rock Camp is: Directed by Andy Calder, who not only was an original founder of Rock Camp, but is  also a famed bassist.

COST WAS:  Early Bird Registration: $550- if registered prior to March 22nd.

                  Regular Registration: $650 - if registered prior to June 28th.

                  Late Registration: $750

                  Overnight: $1300 

Overnight included room and board at Teton Science School as well as extra jams, lessons, programs and time with clinicians.  Overnight is a blast, and even local students have chosen this program because it is so much more comprehensive and fun! 






WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

WHERE: @ Jackson Hole's Pink Garter Theatre 

WHO WAS INVITED: EVERYONE (all-ages concert)!

ROCK CAMP'S HEADLINING CONCET: The Jackson Hole Music Experience's Rock Camp Headlining concert is built into Rock Camp programming to provide students the immersive learning opportunity of seeing rock and roll executed in a live show context. JHME was proud to present acclaimed Brooklyn-based rockers Beach Fossils as this year's Rock Camp summer concert feature on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at the Pink Garter Theater. 

BEACH FOSSILS: Beach Fossils came to town by JHME student request and their own interest in JHME’s Rock Camp program. Beach Fossils’ indie style is led by frontman Dustin Payseur’s passion for the spirit of “punk and aggressive” live music. Their most recent album, 2013’s “Clash The Truth,” was shaped around live drums and bass, and brings a progressive feel to the genre.

THE CONCERT: The July 24th, 7:30 p.m. concert will be open to all ages. Tickets are on sale for $10 leading up to the show, $15 at the door, with a limited amount of $5 tickets available now at the Boardroom of Jackson Hole on 34 South Glenwood (across from Trio Restaurant). Regular-priced tickets are available on the Pink Garter Theatre’s website, Pinky G’s Pizzeria, and The Rose.

Rock Camp guest clinicians (musicians Steve Bailey, Regi Wooten, Gregg Bissonette, Jon Finn, Andy Irvine, and Cameron Morgan) opened the stage for Beach Fossils with their all-star Faculty Concert performance.



  • REGI WOOTEN (guitar, bass, keyboard, multi-instrumentalist). Warwick-sponsored studio musician, performer, and music educator coming from Nashville, TN.
  • JON FINN (guitar). Performer, studio musician, songwriter, music educator, Guitar Faculty Professor, Berklee College of Music.
  • ANDY IRVINE (bass) Warwick-sponsored studio musician, performer, and music educator. Professor, Bootsy Collins' FUNK UNIVERSITY.
  • CAMERON MORGAN (guitar, multi-instrumentalist). Morgan is a gifted guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter, composer, and jazz musician. He graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and is coming from Portland, Oregon. 
  • GREGG BISSONETTE (drums, multi-instrumentalist). Bissonnette is one of today's most versatile and accomplished drummers. Before he began his world tours with the David Lee Roth Band and Ringo's All-Starr Band, he studied at the University of North Texas. 
  • STEVE BAILEY: (bass). Warwick-sponsored bassist. Before he began his world tours, Bailey studied upright and electric bass on full scholarship at the University of North Texas and the University of Miami, respectively. Bailey has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Willie Nelson. Faculty, Berklee College of Music.


Check out the line up from Rock Camp 2012:

They are musicians with real star experience. These are musicians who have walked onto big stages,night after night, performing to thousands of crazed fans, all over the world. This year's incredible list includes:


Leo Nocentelli:

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner for The Meters, and has played with Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, The Supremes, Sting, Paul McCartney, Maceo Parker, Mavis Staples, and many more. 



DJ Logic:


Brother Ali:

Among his 500-plus shows, Ali has shared stages with the likes of Atmosphere, Brand Nubian, Rakim, MF Doom, and Murs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. And he hasn't been limited to playing clubs and concert halls as he has participated in renowned music festivals like Coachella, Sweden's Hultsfred and the Eurokeenes Festival in France.


Jon Finn:

Jon is a Berklee College of Music faculty member. He plays regularly with the Boston Pops and Symphony and has performed with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rockapella, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Natalie Cole, Carly Simon, Bernadette Peters, New York Voices and many others.  He’s been involved in a plethora of concerts and recording sessions, including 6 CDs (two of which were Grammy nominated), 8 US concert tours, and one tour in Asia.


Dave LaRue:

A Berklee College of Music educated, and two-time Grammy nominated artist. Dave is best known for his work with Dixie Dregs, and has been voted in the top 10 as best bassist in Guitar Player Magazine and Bass Player. Dave has played and toured with Joe Satriani, Steve Morse Band, Mike Portnoy and Flying Colors.


Jeff Eidemiller:

Jeff is one of the most sought-after guitarists in Jackson Hole.  Jeff has performed and recorded regularly with the Soul Impressions, Fat Albert, Waist Deep, SuperSwag, and Downhill, The Tram Jam, Grass, and Steam Powered Airplane. Jeff coaches JHME bands throughout the year and is one of the founders of Rock Camp.


Ed Domer:

Jackson Hole’s pre-eminent drummer/percussionist. He has been playing professionally for over 25 years, and has performed and/or toured with The Lettermen, Jennifer Batten, The Drifters, DJ Logic, The Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Brother Mule and many others. Ed is one of the founders of Rock Camp.


Cameron Morgan:

Cameron is a solo artist and a member of Mass Ensemble, creators of the world’s longest stringed instruments, and Banyan, a punk/rock/jazz/freakout improv based quintet fronted by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. His recording and performing credits include: David Lynch, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash remixes, Rob Wasserman, Tony Franklin, Deon Estus, Willie Waldman, Bennie Maupin, Bruce Gary, Kofi Baker and Tone Loc. A Texas native, he recieved a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas.


Jeff Bratz:

Jeff joins the Rock Camp staff with a degree in Professional Music from the Phil Mattson School for Music, and a significant theatrical background.  His recent credits include Man of La Mancha (Anselmo), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr.Frankentfurter), and The 39 Steps (Clown). He has appeared as a Top-15 contestant on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and as the commercial spokesman for that bohemian SUV/tent: the Pontiac Aztec.  He now resides in Jackson, WY singing with popular bands Calle Mambo and 8ighty 6ixx, and playing with the local improv troupe, The Laff Staff, and acting with Off Square Theater.

Ariane Cap:

Ariane returns to Rock Camp again this year. Formal Jazz Bass studies at several Universities brought her to the US in 1998 as she received a scholarship from the University of Vienna in Austria to the University of Miami. She holds a Graduate Certificate of Music from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Ariane has studied with greats such as Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, Kai Eckhardt and others. She now lives in Northern California and tours, records and teaches all over the U.S.

Andy Calder:

Whether he’s blazing into orbit with internationally acclaimed mixmaster DJ Logic, holding it down for alt-country sensations One Ton Pig, or pounding the thunder with Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins’ Banyan, bassist Andy Calder remains the hardest-working low-ender in the Rockies! Having a reputation as one of the Rockies’ premier bassists, touring artists choose him as their preferred sideman, because of his flexibility and ability to groove in any situation. Andy is one of the founders of Rock Camp and is also this year’s Rock Camp Director.

Download Forms:

Rock Camp 2013 Registration Form

Standards of Behavior Agreement

Waiver & Medical Release


EMAIL US for more info:  info@jhme.org