The mission of Compass World Arts is to promote understanding and respect through the exchange of music and arts. We believe in the power of music and arts to connect people, build communities, and promote personal growth. By sharing our skills and our cultures with each other, we are not only introduced to new worlds of information, we also become aware of the common values that link people across national borders.
Over the course of 6 days, students study a selection of world music and arts through daily workshops, master classes and group rehearsals. Evenings are filled with faculty performances and open jams, and interaction with the local community is encouraged through special events, lectures, and outings. In addition, students can take part in guided physical exercise (yoga, taichi, etc.), nature walks, and hikes. Free time is built into the program, during which students may explore the town, visit cafes and restaurants, shop, or simply reflect and practice. The camp culminates in a program-wide performance for students and faculty. Students and teachers live and learn together in close proximity, encouraging a greater depth of exchange and promoting long-lasting friendships.