The Griffin Institute of Performing Arts utilizes music, theater, and dance to assist diverse learners ages 5-18 years of age in discovering their full potential through award-winning instructional strategies and a strong commitment to student success. We aim to provide communities of need with the gift of the arts. Our hope is to unite individuals from all walks of life while creating valuable and educational experiences for all stakeholders.
Each Summer we present Fernando Jones' Blues Camp in different parts of the United States and Europe. Though Blues Camp is free, each Blues Kid attendee receives a tuition waiver scholarship valued between $1,500.00 and $2,500.00. This “priceless,” fun-filled, experience is designed to impact the life of the "Blues Kid" who simply wants to experience this cultural enrichment opportunity in an organic and nurturing environment with like-minded others.
The Chicago Blues Camp offers you an exceptional experience to learn Chicago Blues that will enhance your understanding and abilities. Our mission is to be the best place to learn to play Chicago-style Blues, and to create a unique and fulfilling immersion experience in the Chicago Blues music culture.
We seek to become a vital member of the Chicago Blues community, actively supporting and promoting Chicago Blues music, performers and venues. Through our camps, our goal is to share our expertise and appreciation of Chicago Blues so that others might love it and embrace it as we do and continue to support the musicians, clubs and festivals that make Chicago Blues come alive.