Just show up and play in your own band - with your gig performing at the end of a busy week of preps!!

CMI's Rock Sessions are like band camp on steroids!  The sessions last for one week and offer musicians of all ages a chance to play in a band and perform live on-stage.  Each musician gets placed with a band carefully selected by our professional musician/instructors to match his/her experience and instrument.  Then, for two hours each day (Noon - 2pm M-F), our staff of professionals works with each ensemble in a fully equipped professional music studio.  After perfecting their show(s), the bands take to the stage and perform live at a popular local venue - in a real club-setting (Soiled Dove Underground) in front of a live audience (6 pm Sunday afternoon).

The Experience

During the week, each band practices a set of songs to perform together, usually in a popular music style such as rock, pop, blues, funk, or reggae.

Note:  It does not have to be only "rock" songs - we are "rocking" just to have a good time!

Some highlights of each session are:

  • "Ready-made" band group to join
  • Work closely with professional musician-instructors in an intimate setting with your band.
  • Build self-confidence and develop your musicianship
  • Meet like-minded musicians interested in starting a band and playing music.
  • Learn to read charts, play with dynamics, improve your soloing, and rehearse more effectively.
  • Receive a FREE professional recorded DVD of your perofrmance.
  • Get the real experience of playing in a band!
  • Learn first-hand what it's really like to be in a live, on-stage gig!

We place students in ensembles based on ability so students improve as musicians.  They can always find new challenges and new and interesting people to play with.


After a very full week of rehearsals, it's time to hit the stage!  Each session concludes with a concert at a popular local venue featuring the CMI bands in the session - the number of bands/gigs depends on the number of musicans who sign up for the Rock Session.  The final performance promises a great time, a wonderful experience and a chance to show off for family and friends!


Students audition to confirm the skill level for appropriate band placement.  Call to discuss options if you are interested but are not a current CMI student.

Mandatory advance preparation "homework" will be assigned (start learning songs prior to the beginning of workshops).

​Check out our photos and video to see for yourself 

This ain't your daddy's "Band Camp"!

Colorado Music Institute's

Rock Sessions Registration Form 2017

June 19th - June 23rd and June 25th 2017 - Full

July 24th - July 28th 2017 and July 30th - Open

Payment of $300 to CMI must be paid to complete your registration.  Mail your check to 12201 E. Arapahoe St C-6. Centennial, CO 80112 or drop it by our school or use PayPal or Mind Body or call our office to help with your form of payment.

How To Pay:

1) Go to http://clients.mindbodyonline.com (or use the "Mind Body" software button on our Pricing page

2) Search Colorado Music Institute and click "Select"

3) Click "Continue to site without logging ing" (unless you've already created an account)

4) Create an account -or- skip to #6

5) Fill out contact & login information 

6) Click the ONLINE STORE tab

7) Click SERVICES and select "Rock Sessions Registration"

8) Click "MakePurchase" and then "Checkout"

9) Fill in paymentinformation and PlaceOrder

Annual Rock Sessions

(like a rock-n-roll band camp)

2017 Colorado Music Institute's Rock Sessions