Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Too Skinny for Fat Camp, Too Dumb for Math Camp?

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Here's a summer camp for those about to rock: the Power Chord Academy, which this year operates three of its twenty sessions (spread out across seven U.S. cities) at UC Berkeley. The first session is running this week; the second goes this Sunday, the 15th, through the 21st; and the third runs July 22 through 28. The Power Chord Academy is open to kids ages 12-18 and costs $1595 per student (yikes! better hope album sales pick up!). If you're interested, sign your kid(s) up now -- PCA says most sessions are "almost full." Of course, this could be music industry speak for "there are plenty more spaces available, but we'd really appreciate your money." Student testimonials attest to the camp kicking a lot of ass, but with such a steep pricetag it's probably not worth it for the merely curious. At the very least, the online application is a lot of fun to fill out. "Other members desired in your band?" (DJ? Woodwinds?) "Favorite bands?" (Whatever you do, don't say Dream Theater.) "Do you want to sing?" (Backing, Lead, or Both?) I can feel my musical abilities improving already.

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