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The site will be updated with a recap of the 2018 session shortly; until then, please check out past posts below!

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May 11, 2019

Quite a lot has been going on since last summer, and as you can see, we've got a new look, along with TONS of exciting things on the horizon!

We are currently revamping the website, so for all the latest--including information on the upcoming summer session!--find us on Instagram & Facebook

CMP '18 begins today!

June 11, 2018

Today is the day!!

The 2018 session of Creative Music Performance starts THIS MORNING!

You can witness a band being formed, songs being written, and an EP being made--simply follow us on Facebook to catch all the action!!

June 09, 2018

I’m thrilled to announce the details for the upcoming Creative Music Performance Student Band Album Release Show!

The EP release will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, and we are so glad to be back at The Station in Carrboro again this year! The students will perform a set of music that they have rehearsed during the previous week, including songs off of their debut EP! Joining them for this festive event are the fantastic and not-to-miss local bands AZULZ and Heat Preacher!

In addition to celebrating the students' EP, the profits from ticket sales for this event will again go directly to TABLE! If you haven't heard of Table already, they are an amazing organization that helps provide healthy, emergency food aid for hungry kids in Chapel Hill and Carrboro; please check them out!!

Doors open at 6 PM - Tickets are $10
All ages are welcome during the event
CMP Student Band - 6:30 PM
AZULZ - 7:30
Heat Preacher - 8:30


Come to hear some great music, benefit your community, and celebrate this awesome event with us!!

It's not too late!

June 04, 2018

While the official application period has ended, there are a few spots left so we will continue with rolling admissions through June 8th!

Now accepting applications for summer '18 session!

March 07, 2018

It's that time again--applications are being accepted through May 31st for the 2018 summer session! 

If you are considering applying, there are a few changes worth noting for 2018. First, instead of 2 week-long programs this summer, there will be just 1 two-week-long program (June 11th-23rd). Additionally, given that the majority of interest was from High School students, the program is now just for rising 9th through 12th graders (instead of being open to all Middle School and High School students).

You can apply by clicking here; if you'd like to learn more, or if you have any questions, please check out the "About" section or simply get in touch!

PS--did you see that we're in the IndyWeek Summer Camp Guide?! 😆🎤🎧🎹🥁🎷🎸

Crescent Sun's debut album is now available for streaming and download on Bandcamp! You can also find it on the CMP website here!

Please also come to the CMP Session II Student Band Album Release Show tonight at The Station in Carrboro! Many thanks to Spencer Griffith for great little blurb about the show in the Indy, and to everyone involved in this wonderful program--Nightsound Studios, The Station, MKR, Poor Pie, and of course the amazing organization that tonight's ticket sales will benefit, Table!

Update on future CMP sessions!

August 18, 2017

It's been a blast starting Creative Music Performance this year! I'm absolutely thrilled with what the students accomplished in the inaugural session, and I can't wait for session II to get started in just under two weeks!

Originally, the plan was to have CMP begin semester long programs this fall, and to continue with spring/summer/fall sessions year-round. However, after much thought, I've decided to postpone the launch of the semester long programs until the new year.

Much was learned from the very first summer session--I imagine there will be many insights to be had from session II as well!--and I feel it's important to allow time to integrate those experiences into the lesson plan and ensure that the semester program is the very best that it can be. 

Additionally, some applicants have been interested in scholarships, and thus I plan on hosting a fundraiser this winter to raise funds for a CMP scholarship program!

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding dates for the semester and summer CMP sessions in 2018, as well as updates on the fundraiser and scholarship program!

I am endlessly grateful for all the support from family, friends, participants, and community in getting this program up and running! The feedback from everyone has been SO wonderful, and I am beyond excited to see the ways in which is program will evolve and the awesome music the talented participants will create!

Announcements on upcoming CMP events and sessions will be made in the fall, and in the meantime, be sure to catch the next CMP student band album release show at The Station in Carrboro on August 26th!

Two weeks until Session II begins!

August 07, 2017

Just two weeks until students for the second summer session arrive at Nightsound Studios to begin an awesome week of music! They'll be spending the week learning a TON about being a part of a band, writing music, rehearsing songs, and recording an EP--all culminating in the CMP Session II Student Band Album Release Show!

Be sure to come check out the show at The Station in Carrboro on August 26th, and check back for announcements regarding upcoming sessions and events for CMP!

VERY happy to announce the next event for Creative Music Performance!! For our second summer session, the CMP Student Band Album Release Show will again be held at The Station! Join us on August 26th to see these talented kids perform both original music and cover songs that they've recorded at Nightsound Studios! The students will be joined by two more killer local bands, MKR and poor pie! We will once again be raising money for TABLE through ticket sales, so please help spread the word and let's have a great time in the name of fantastic music and a strong community!!

Venues for summer session I announced!

We are happy to announce our venue for the first of our summer sessions...The Station in Carrboro!!

For the capstone performance CMP's inaugural summer camp session, students will perform a set of music that they have rehearsed and recorded Nightsound Studios! Joining them for this festive event are the awesome local bands the grand shell game and Flash Car! In addition to celebrating the students' recording, the profits from ticket sales for this event will go directly to TABLE; if you haven't heard of Table already, they are an amazing organization that helps provide healthy, emergency food aid for hungry kids in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Please come celebrate this awesome event with us!!

After sending lots of people home with information about CMP during the Earth Day Community Event at Johnny's Gone Fishing on Saturday, the decision has been made to extend the deadline for applications for the upcoming summer sessions!

Applications will now be accepted through May 15th--that's three extra weeks

Click here to apply now!

In hopes of helping everyone in making summer vacation plans, applicants will now receive a decision regarding their enrollment status within 10 days of submitting their application.

To take advantage of the extended application period, there will also be CMP info sessions held in local schools over the next few weeks; please stay tuned to hear about upcoming visits, and please get in touch if you would like to have a CMP info session in your school or class! 

CMP at Johnny's Gone Fishing!

April 22, 2017

Creative Music Performance will have a booth set up at Johnny's Gone Fishing as part of their Earth Day Community Event! There will be information on our upcoming summer sessions as well as Table, the incredible organization that will receive the proceeds of CMP's two summer concerts! Stop by to learn more!

March 22, 2017

I'm very excited to announce that profits from both of CMP's summer performances will be donated to Table!

For those who haven't already heard of this amazing organization, Table supplies "healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC." Please check out their website for more information!

Applications are now available!

March 12, 2017

Applications are now available! Please click here to submit yours today!

CMP begins this summer!

March 01, 2017

It's official--the inaugural session of Creative Music Performance will be held this summer!

CMP will begin with two summer sessions, bookending the summer vacation for students.

The first session will run from June 12th through June 17th, and the second session will be held from August 21st through August 26th. 

Applications will go online shortly before the spring! Until then, feel free to check out the brand new site and get in touch if you have any questions!

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