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Special Events

There’s always a fun new way to grow at Sweetwater. Whether you’re looking to jump into a workshop, learn from national and international experts, spend the summer at one of our amazing camps, sharpen your skills, or develop new ones, we’ve got something to help you live your music dream. New events are posted regularly, so check back often.

Drum Camp

Drum Camp

July 6-8 | 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM | Sweetwater

Drum Camp is a 3-day workshop for beginner and intermediate drummers who want to sharpen their percussion skills while having a great time. Under the guidance of professional drummer Larry Ford, you will apply exciting techniques and playing styles to some well-known songs in a wide variety of genres.
Choral Educators Workshop

Choral Educators Workshop

July 16 | 9AM-4PM | Sweetwater

Join expert choral conductor and educator Dan Andersen for this informative, in-person, multifaceted workshop. Learn new choral techniques, review different literature, and learn how to pick the best arrangements for any group.
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Gillacamp Guitar Workshop w/ Richard Gilewitz

Gillacamp Guitar Workshop w/ Richard Gilewitz

July 21 | 7PM | Sweetwater

Deepen your fingerstyle guitar toolbox and learn stage-worthy techniques from guitar wizard Richard Gilewitz. This one-day master class with a master musician who has cultivated his own unique approach to fingerstyle guitar playing will help you hone your craft and let your musical passion shine through.
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Beat Making for Girls

Beat Making for Girls

July 26 | 7PM | Sweetwater

Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to girls who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry's most popular beat-making and production software.

Powered by Beats By Girlz.
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Rock Camp '22

Rock Camp '22

Summer 2022! | 7PM | Sweetwater

Rock Camp is a thrilling, five-day crash course in rock 'n' roll for aspiring musicians ages 12-18. You'll form a band, write your own song together, and record it in Sweetwater's world-class recording studios. Best of all, your band will end the week performing onstage in front of a live audience.
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Little Rock Stars (August Session)

Little Rock Stars (August Session)

August 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 11AM-12PM | Sweetwater

Help spark a lifelong love of the magic of music for your little one with three once-weekly learning sessions. Each staff-supervised experience provides fun, hands-on discovery with age appropriate instruments, songs, and movement sure to delight your child.
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Tiny Musicians - August Session

Tiny Musicians - August Session

August 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 9AM or 10AM | Sweetwater

Explore the magical world of music together with your little one, and join us for Tiny Musicians classes at Sweetwater! There will be nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!
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Dueling Pianos: An evening with Joseph Martin and Joel Raney

Dueling Pianos: An evening with Joseph Martin and Joel Raney

August 12 | 7PM | Sweetwater

Enjoy an evening of dueling pianos highlighting the sacred-piano repertoire of Joseph Martin and Joel Raney. A meet and greet with the award-winning musicians will follow. Books and CDs will be available for purchase and signing.
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Sacred Choral Reading Session with Joel Raney and Joseph Martin

Sacred Choral Reading Session with Joel Raney and Joseph Martin

August 13 | 9AM-4:30PM | Sweetwater

Take your church choir to the next level, and plan your next year's choir direction by attending the Sacred Choral Reading Session. This event at Sweetwater features the expertise and repertoire of Joseph Martin and Joel Raney, as well as the repertoire of several other composers. Ideal for churches, choirs, choir directors, or sacred-music enthusiasts!
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Andy Timmons Guitar Master Class

Andy Timmons Guitar Master Class

September 15 | 7PM-9PM | Sweetwater

Join guitar virtuoso Andy Timmons in this thrilling master class to improve your guitar playing techniques. You'll acquire valuable industry tips as you learn to craft the perfect lick or solo, capture tone, and more. Hone your shredding skills as you rock out alongside a metal master.
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Contemporary Guitar Improvisation with Marc Silver

Contemporary Guitar Improvisation with Marc Silver

October 21 & 22 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater

For more than 40 years, Marc Silver has been helping guitarists around the world expand their playing ability. In this exciting two-day class, Marc will work closely with intermediate to advanced guitar players, teaching five simple patterns that incorporate the crucial connections that unlock the entire fingerboard.
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