“Music Allows a Child’s Heart to Sing”
Today, The Salvation Army continues the tradition of training developing musicians and helping to shape their skills. Many camps offer week-long programs and micro music days, giving budding musicians the opportunity to sharpen their skills while appreciating God’s creation.
The Central Music Institute (CMI), held at Wonderland Camp, is the most advanced Music and Creative Arts Ministries camp in the Central Territory. Its expanded curriculum offers concentrated courses of study in audiovisual production, dance, drama, leadership development, and praise team. For musicians, CMI provides instruction in conducting, composition, instrumental and vocal techniques, intonation training, music appreciation and theory. The programming is designed to allow campers to discover and develop their talents, which they can then apply to their local corps ministry.