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We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

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Motown Museum is the beating heart of the extraordinary Motown legacy—a destination that brings together people and ideas from different generations, and celebrates the past while simultaneously building a bridge to the future.

About Motown Museum

To ensure our vast collection maintains public visibility, and to keep things fresh for our guests, Motown Museum changes its main gallery exhibit 1-2 times per year. Here is what’s currently showing at our museum.

Current Exhibit

Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance.

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Hitsville NEXT Programs

Our uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity—with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.

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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit


Ages 16+ | September - December

An open to the public, family-oriented event, AMPLIFY seeks to build on the rich legacy of Motown, celebrate the unique voices of Detroit....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


10 - 12 Grade | July 26 - August 5

Ignite offers a day program for high school aged singers that will take them on a journey of artistic visioning through collaborative performance opportunities, group lessons and workshops catered to the foundation of artist development....

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Spark Summer Camp
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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 9 Grade | August 9 - 19

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent....

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Hitsville NEXT Events

From memorable galas and concert performances, to community celebrations and educational programs, we host a range of special events throughout the year.

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Competition


April 15, 2022 @ 7pm

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Legacy Podcast


All Episodes Are Now Available!

Streaming on all Podcast Platforms

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Private Events

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Motown Legacy

As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, the legendary Motown portfolio made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a signature Motown Sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.

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Like many other African Americans in the early 20th century, Berry Gordy, Sr. and his wife, Bertha Fuller Gordy, came North from Georgia to find a better life for themselves and their family.

Gordy Family

Motown is an extended family of some of the most iconic and influential artists, musicians and songwriters of our time. Brought together by destiny through their love for making music, they found themselves making history.

Motown Artists

The culmination of years of planning, hard work and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.

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When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.

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Ignite Summer Camp

10 - 12 Grade | July 26 - August 5

Ignite Summer Camp

Program Dates

July 26 - August 5

Program Time

9AM - 4PM

Age Range

10 - 12 Grade

Program Location

Histville NEXT Campus

Application Deadline

July 8 2022

Program Details

Ignite offers a day program for high school aged singers that will take them on an artistic journey through collaborative performances, group lessons and workshops catered to the development of their songwriting, music production and performance skills. This camp will provide participants an experience in the life of a performer inclusive of rehearsals, deadlines, and artistic presentation development. Supported by legendary Motown artists, participants will be coached daily by musicians, producers, and music directors. 

Admitted participants will be selected by audition and provided a full scholarship to attend this two-week program. 

Example of Workshops during Camp:

  • Vocal Technique Development 
  • Stage Presence 
  • Defining your Artist Identity 
  • Record your own Music 
  • Artistic Collaboration 
  • Songwriting Development 
  • Create your own Music Video 

Eligibility

  • Open to High School singers completing grades 9-12 in the year prior to the summer camp 
  • Singers with at least 1-2 years of experience 

Application Process

Application Deadline: July 8, 2022

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Application Checklist

  • Complete the online application form using Acceptd 

Your application must include: 

  • 1-minute personal statement video that shares with us who you are as an artist, what your goals are as an singer, and why you desire admission into the Hitsville NEXT Summer Camp: Ignite 
  • Most recent school report card that shows your name, grade and school

Admission Notification

Application Deadline for all materials to be submitted is July 8, 2022. 

Review, admission, and notification for applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited. Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.

 


 

FAQs

What is the cost to participate?

Admitted participants will be selected by application and provided a full scholarship to attend this program thanks to the generous support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Kresge Foundation, MONAT® We are Modern Nature, and Detroit Memorial Park. 

I am going into 9th grade this year, can I participate in the program?

The curriculum framework for the Ignite Summer camp is research-based and developmentally appropriate and is therefore only open to young adults that are completing grades 9-12 in the year prior to the summer workshop. Youth who are younger are encouraged to check out our Spark Summer Camp.

I HAVE TO MISS A FEW DAYS OF CAMP; CAN I STILL ATTEND? 

Because of the nature of this being a performance-based collaborative program, unfortunately participants will need to be available for every day of camp in order to attend.  

ARE PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS? 

All activities will follow local social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines and CDC recommendations. Our Museum programs are not currently restricted to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Motown Museum continues to monitor the situation and will keep students informed of any changes to requirements. Note that regardless of vaccination status, students should anticipate that there will continue to be COVID-19 related restrictions and students will be required to adhere to all rules and regulations throughout their program. For more information visit our Safety Measures page. 

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