Do you want to work in the massive world of music business?
Are you a
Singer? Rapper? Musician? Songwriter? Music Artist?
Do you want to be a
Music Producer? Engineer? Publisher? Manager? Promoter?
Orangehaus Music Business Camp is an innovative summer experience designed to help high school students discover what it takes to have a career in the music industry. Developed by Anderson University music business faculty and award-winning music industry professionals, this unique week-long program gives students an opportunity to play in a band, write songs, record in a studio, or get practical experience in music business. Students choose from classes in live sound production, DIY home studios, songwriting, creating a press kit, music marketing, concert promotion, building a fan base, music contracts, and more!
High School students grades 9-12.
July 12-18, 2020
This is an overnight camp.
Students arrive on June 21 and depart on June 27.
What to Expect
The Orangehaus staff will interview you immediately after check-in to make sure you are assigned to the right music business track based on your background and interest. After the interview, you may audition (optional) to be assigned to a band, and songwriters may perform an original song (optional) for our producer who will select students to record their songs at Gaither Studios.
If you plan to audition, be prepared to perform a couple of songs that best showcase your talent. We will have a drum set, keyboard, and amp on stage for you to use during the audition, and lockers will be provided for storing instruments during camp. You may audition on more than one instrument. Songwriters are encouraged to choose their best original song as one of their audition pieces, and if possible, bring a lead sheet of the song (melody, lyrics, chord chart). If you do not have a lead sheet, then just bring a printed copy of the lyrics.
Students who are assigned to a band will compete in OrangeFest at the end of the week in Byrum Hall. This free concert is open to the public, so be sure to invite your friends and family to attend this event. Students who are not musicians, or prefer NOT to be in a band, meet each day with faculty to create a marketing plan for promoting and producing OrangeFest.
Friends and family are also encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony on the last day of camp. Students each receive a certificate at the awards ceremony and a copy of the CD recorded at Gaither Studios. Awards for each of the following areas will be announced:
- Music Business Student
Receive College Credit for Attending Orangehaus Music Business Camp
If you’re a junior or senior in high school, you can apply to receive three hours of college credit through Anderson University’s Launch Program for attending Orangehaus Music Business Camp.
When taken for credit, students have additional online assignments and must pay summer school tuition rates in addition to the summer camp registration cost.
This course satisfies requirements for MUBS 2010 Intro to Music Business listed in the Anderson University catalog.
To learn more about the Launch program and earning college credit while in high school, contact Paula Blount.
What is Orangehaus Music Business Camp?
This is an extraordinary week-long music business experience designed especially for high school students. The unique program was developed by Anderson University music business faculty and is sponsored by Orangehaus Records and Anderson University.
Who can attend the Orangehaus Music Business Camp?
Any high school student interested in learning more about the music business should register for this camp.
What if I can’t afford to pay full price?
Scholarship funds are available to those who qualify. Decisions are made based upon academic good standing, passion for music business, and financial need. Contact Dr. Rebecca Chappell or Jill Goodwin to apply.
Do I need to have a background in music?
You don’t have to be a musician or to even have a background in music business in order to benefit from this unique program. Classes are available for non-musicians who want to focus on the business side of the industry (management, marketing, promotion).
Should I bring my instrument?
Absolutely! Several opportunities will be available for students to perform, record, or just jam with the other students at the camp.
What is the daily schedule?
Music business classes are scheduled Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with special concerts and showcases scheduled every evening. Students will meet all together for the morning classes, which focus on the fundamentals of music business. Afternoon classes are selected according to each student’s special interests in music business, such as songwriting, producing, marketing, etc. There will be a Saturday morning “wrap-up” session before the camp ends at noon.
Who will be teaching the music business classes?
Instructors are music business faculty at Anderson University, assisted by award-winning producers, engineers, songwriters, entertainment attorneys, booking agents, managers, and live performance producers who currently work in the industry.
What does the registration fee include?
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. You must pay a 10% non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.
Will I need additional money during the camp?
Students may want to bring some additional money for extra snacks or bookstore items.
What type of lodging is provided?
Housing is on the beautiful Anderson University campus in Morrison Hall. Each dorm room accommodates two students and we will attempt to honor any roommate requests. Students will be issued a swipe card for entrance to Morrison Hall and an individual room key. (Note: a $50 charge will be assessed for each room key not returned at the end of camp.)
Are linens provided?
You may bring your own linens to camp or Anderson University linen service will provide the following for $10.50:
- 1 blanket
- 2 single sheets
- 1 pillow case
- 2 bath towels
- 1 hand towel
- 1 wash cloth
- 1 soap
How do you ensure student safety?
University police and security will be present on campus at all times. Dormitory doors are locked at all times. Students are provided with a swipe card for the dormitory building entrance and a key for individual rooms.
What is camp’s policy on discipline?
All camp participants will be provided with rules of conduct and are expected to adhere to these rules. Any student who violates these policies will be sent home immediately.
Is there a dress code?
All of our buildings are air-conditioned, so students will want to dress appropriately. Also, clothing should not display any questionable writing or design that would be offensive to the guidelines of Anderson University.
Where will the music business camp be held?
Orangehaus Music Business Camp will take place in the Krannert Fine Arts Building on the campus of Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. (35 miles northeast of Indianapolis)
Let’s connect while you’re here.
- Orangehaus Music Business Camp
Dr. Rebecca Chappell is Director of Music Business Studies at Anderson University and teaches clarinet and saxophone. She is founder and Director of Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Music Business Camp, a summer music business experience for high school students. She served on the Board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) from 1999-2009, including President of the organization from 2003-2007, and was the first educator to receive the "Music Business Educators Award” from EMI Music Group. Chappell currently serves on the Board of Legendary Road, a music company that promotes independent artists through a national restaurant chain.
Chappell has performed as a woodwind soloist throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, including a performance for the Prime Minister of Israel. Professional orchestral performances include the Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and tours with "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" and Pavarotti. As an active studio musician, Chappell has recorded for noted clients such as John Williams, Hall Leonard, MGM Studios, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises. She is also a member of IndyKlez, an Indianapolis-based professional world music group. In addition, Chappell currently serves as an adjudicator for Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA), Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA), and Regional and State Contests for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).
Becky Chappell has served at Anderson University since 1993.
Director of Music Business Studies;
Professor of Music
Woodwinds, music business
B.A., Anderson University
M.M., Oklahoma State University
D.A., Ball State University
Chad Evans has been the Chief Recording Engineer at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, IN since 1994. He has been a professional audio engineer since graduating from Middle Tennessee University in Murfreesboro, TN with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recording Arts and Sciences in 1989. He has garnered two Grammy awards for his work on the acclaimed, Gaither Gospel Series which has sold millions of DVDs and CDs worldwide.
Chad has worked with such artists as Sandi Patty, The Gaither Vocal Band, David Phelps, Jon McLaughlin, Amy Grant, Andrea Crouch, Vince Gill, CeCe Winans, Marty Stuart, The Isaacs, Natalie Grant, Wintley Phipps, and many more artists throughout his career.
Amanda Potaczek teaches music business at Anderson University and served as lead guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist for the Indianapolis-based band, 1000 Generation (Varietal Records).
In 2007, she won "Song of the Year" at GMA in the Rockies at Estes Park, Colo., for the song, "How Big Small Can Be." Another one of her songs, "Fail Us Not," has received significant national airplay.
Steven Potaczek has been in the music industry professionally for the past decade. His band 1000 Generations has toured all over the US, had radio and chart success on Billboard's Top 40, and garnered prestigious songwriting awards such as the Gospel Music Academy's "Song of the Year." He is also an avid music producer for other labels and artists in addition to being an adjunct professor at Anderson University. His work has been featured on shows such as New Girl, Parks and Rec, and Good Morning America. Instead of solely keeping industry information to himself, he is passionate about teaching the next generation of young musicians, producers, and industry executives.
Dr. Ray Sylvester is associate professor of marketing and personal branding. He was a senior lecturer and leader of two music business programs at Buckinghamshire New University. He co-wrote the first music business program in Europe in 1996. Ray has presented across both Europe and the US on the topic of personal branding. He is also published through academic books, in both the US and the UK. He is a Chartered Marketer and holds an MSc in Behavioral Science and an MA in Management. As a personal branding coach, Ray works with executives, professional athletes, and chart-topping artists/musicians. Ray's doctoral research was in personal brand management.
Associate Professor of Marketing and Personal Branding
Director of Personal Brand Management
Director of Music Business (Entertainment Business)
B.A (Hons)., Business (Marketing), Middlesex University
M.Sc., Behavioural Science, City University (London)
M.A., Management (Community Cohesion), Coventry University
Ph.D., Brand Management, Brunel University London