Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Arlington Public Library is excited to partner with Grammy Award winning local artist Kirk Franklin on a free music camp for teenagers. Camp Lotus is a one-week camp from June 17 to 22 that will provide young musicians the unique opportunity to maximize their potential and help them prepare for a career in the music industry.

With workshops in Songwriting, Music Production, Media and Music Business, students are given the opportunity to write and record their own song, conduct an interview, learn marketing techniques using digital media and more. Students will learn from some of the most respected names in the industry. Workshops and recording sessions will be split between Mr. Franklin’s brand new, state-of-the-art recording studio and the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

Camp Lotus concludes with a Grand Finale Concert featuring campers performing at the Levitt Pavilion at The University of Texas at Arlington, which reaches an audience of over 3,000 people.

Rising ninth through twelfth graders are eligible to be nominated for Camp Lotus. Seniors who have graduated high school are not eligible.

To nominate a student, complete a referral application. Each application must include a completed information form, reference letter, and a short video showcasing the student’s musical talents. Applications are due by May 15. Click here to learn more about this free music camp offered by Kirk Franklin with the Arlington Public Library.