Masterclass Acts
Sound & Vision|June - July 2021
The Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp changed its tune during the pandemic from offering in-person seminars with stars to streaming Masterclass sessions. In many ways, the shift broadened the scope of what the Camp has to offer.
MIKE METTLER

Raise your virtual hand—or rather, your two-finger devil’s horns salute—if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a rock star. Come on, don’t be shy. At the very least, many of us audiophiles are relatively proficient at playing an instrument or two, know how to sing on key, and/or have gotten behind the boards in-home and/or professional studios to record our own and/or someone else’s music. Our natural affinity for making music goes hand in hand with our love of just how good music can sound with our favorite high-end gear—and, hey, if we can actually make some good music ourselves, that’s even better.

This is where Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp comes into play. Not everyone can find their way to the national stage, but founder David Fishof sure knows how to bring participants as close to it as they can get. For 25 years and counting, Fishof’s Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has brought budding musicians together with A-list, platinum-selling musicians for a chance to glean firsthand and face-to-face how it’s all done. More than being mere fan fests, Fantasy Camps are hands-on learning experiences where the camp counselors (as they’re officially known) actually know their stuff, inside out.

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