Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca hosts Christian rockers at first Camp Electric

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Move over country music. Here comes the next generation of Christian musicians. When Camp Electric opens on Sunday, June 29, on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University, more than 1,000 young, aspiring Christian musicians will invade Music City, USA. Those 1,000 teens come from 48 states and Canada, and they want to be part of the “First Interactive Worship Rock n’ Roll Music Camp” because they want careers as Christian musicians.

Camp Electric participants will interact with 40+ leading Christian musicians and clinicians, who will teach band dynamics, the art of leading worship, and performance skills. Members of the camp staff promise that the classes are highly interactive. Among those teaching will be Tom Jackson and Steven Douglas Losey. Jackson, who teaches professional musicians how to perform live onstage and how to develop their musical acts, will share his expertise. Losey, a rock and roll journalist for FOX Detroit, is a college professor and worship leader and a part of the music industry for 20 years.

Other musicians who will teach are the following: Brian Haley, drummer for Toby Mac; Justin York, lead guitarist for Steven Curtis Chapman; Michael Wittig, bass player for Pillar;  Daniel Carson, lead guitarist for Chris Tomlin); and Dave Luetkenhoelter, bass player for Kutless.

Added attractions for the week are concerts by a special mystery artist and performances by well-known Christian artists, including Toby Mac, Leeland, Pillar, Britt Nicole, and Phil Joel. David Nasser, speaker, author, and minister from Alabama, will provide inspirational messages.

Promoters promise that some of the most experienced people in the Christian music industry will share the secrets of their success and that the camp staff is committed to providing aspiring musicians “an opportunity to maximize their individual potential as well as to grow in their spiritual walk.”

Local businesses and organizations are involved with this event. The Gospel Music Channel will be on campus, filming Camp Electric for its “Industry Insider” and “Kitchen Sink“ segments. Trevecca Nazarene University is offering $500 scholarships to all high school juniors and seniors who apply for admission during this week. Five hundred participants are staying in local hotels.

“In a world of bad news, it is exciting to see a new generation communicating good news through Christian rock. Trevecca joins this cause with the addition of  its Center for Worship Arts” says Dan Boone ,Trevecca president.

Updates, photo galleries, and interviews with the artists will be available on www.trevecca.edu.