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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Kicks Off 6th Annual Rock Orchestra Camp July 12- 19

International recording artist and music education advocate Mark Wood, one of the founding members of the multiplatinum group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has brought together some of the country’s most respected musicians and educators to participate in the 6th annual Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp (MWROC) Music Festival to be held at MidAmerica Nazarene University from July 12-18, 2015. Concerts held each evening are open to the public and will feature a different special guest artist from the camp faculty; culminating in a final extravaganza that will showcase Mark Wood performing with more than100 campers who are part of the rock orchestra.

Live Performances Include: Joe Deninzon (who accompanied Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen), Mazz Swift (who accompanied Whitney Houston) and more! America’s Got Talent Stars, Emil & Dariel Rock Cello to Perform a Special Solo Show on July 17

“My goal is to create a unique environment for musicians who think outside the box and want to take their playing to the next level,” Wood says. “I’m very proud to say that MWROC has truly become the ultimate training ground for the 21st century musician.”

The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp (MWROC) has been held for one week every summer for the past six years and immerses campers in an intensive educational environment where attendees cultivate self-expression through improvisation, performance, and the latest technology.

“Attendees have the rare opportunity to work with many of the most cutting-edge musicians in their fields, all gathered in one place,” Wood adds. According to one camper’s parent, “The faculty ‘gives back’ by inspiring the artists of tomorrow! I know my son’s life will forever be influenced by his experiences at MWROC.”

All concerts will take place in the state-of-the-art concert hall at Bell Cultural Events Center on the campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, Kansas, 66062. 


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