Otis Music Campers Use Videoconferencing Technology to Connect with Music Industry Professionals

For Immediate Release

Award winning technology provided by BlueJeans and Dolby

MACON, Ga. - June 5, 2019 - The Otis Redding Foundation is excited to announce that the 2019 Otis Music Camp will include videoconferencing and collaboration technology from BlueJeans, a Silicon Valley-based videoconferencing and collaboration company, and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), a company that creates audio and imaging technologies that revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work, to connect campers with musicians and industry professionals who can’t meet in-person. The combination of the BlueJeans meeting platform and Dolby Voice® crystal clear audio with noise reduction technology will allow campers to meet and perform remotely with instructors and industry mentors. 

The Otis Redding Foundation will host the 12th Annual Otis Music Camp for aspiring musicians ages 12 to 18 years old at Mercer University Townsend School of Music from June 3 to 15. This year, the campers will have the ability to converse with musical likes such as Adam Fell and Alyssa Smith from the Quincy Jones Productions, thanks to this generous donation. Through this, real connections are made between young aspiring musicians and professionals that undeniably lengthens the longevity of Otis Redding’s legacy.

“We are so excited to be using this incredible technology from BlueJeans and Dolby to connect our campers to these amazing music industry professionals all the way across the country,” says Otis Redding Foundation vice president and executive director, Karla Redding-Andrews. “It’s another great way for us to bring more real-world knowledge to these young musicians to see where their educational experiences could lead them.”

BlueJeans and Dolby enable organizations to turn any huddle space or conference room into an intelligent collaboration place with amazing video, crystal-clear audio and complete meeting controls to make video meetings highly productive. The Dolby Conference Phone, a stunning audio centerpiece,  accommodates diverse meeting spaces with the ability to adapt to shifting speaking volumes and room acoustics in real time. With a sleek user interface and features like voice placement and dynamic leveling, BlueJeans and  Dolby Voice make the power of audio clarity become reality to keep conversations natural and easy.

Using BlueJeans and Dolby, Otis Music Campers can now tap a worldwide audience of music expertise, consultation and remote instruction. Together, the Otis Redding Foundation, BlueJeans and Dolby are bringing the joy of music to more children.

About BlueJeans Network

BlueJeans is the meetings platform for the modern workplace and the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting. Thousands of companies from growing businesses to Fortune 500 leaders use BlueJeans every day for video, audio and web conferencing meetings and large interactive events, so people can work productively where and how they want. For more information, visit www.bluejeans.com.

About Otis Redding Foundation:

The Otis Redding Foundation’s mission is to empower, enrich, and motivate all young people through programs involving music, writing and instrumentation. Each partnership and program sponsored since its inception in 2007 supports the philanthropic commitment of Otis Redding to empower and enlighten all young people to fulfill their dreams. Otis Redding was dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community through the education and empowerment of its youth. In 2007, Zelma Redding, established the Otis Redding Foundation in her husband’s honor. With its roots in music, the foundation has created several opportunities for the youth to exercise their talents and expand their abilities. Otis Redding dreamed of providing opportunities to improve the youth’s academic performance and to honor his dream the foundation provides programs such as the Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts, the Otis Music Camp and the DREAM choir.

For more information, visit www.otisreddingfoundation.org

Contact for Otis Redding Foundation:

Leila Regan-Porter

Email: foundation@otisreddingfoundation.org

Phone: (478) 742-5737

Contact for BlueJeans:

Matthew Podboy

Email: mpodboy@bluejeans.com

Phone: (415) 516-0277