Welcome to The Music Machine! 2022 is Our 41st Year!




















Anchorage Alaska's The Music Machine is a summer workshop in American Musical Theatre for children, ages 3 to 18. Our mission is to make the positive experience of active involvement in the performing arts available to all interested children.


The program began as the brainchild of Janet Carr-Campbell and Darl Schaaff, both nationally recognized entertainers. The Music Machine was formed in 1982 and incorporated as a not for profit organization a few years later. Touching the lives of many, it has featured over 5,000 kids; and it has expanded to include The Dance Machine, for similar ages, and The Mini Music Machine, for ages 3-6.


The Music Machine has received awards from the Alaska State Legislature, as well as the 2001 Chamber of Commerce Gold-pan Award for Premiere Service to Youth. We were honored in 2003 with the Mayor’s Youth Arts Award and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority award. And in 2011, our Artistic Director Janet Carr-Campbell was selected as a YWCA Woman of Achievement.


The real success of The Music Machine is when a child spends a summer making friends, growing and developing into a young adult with confidence and self-esteem fostered by being part of a great team effort.




Please NOTE:

Your tax-deductible contributions help to keep fees for The Music Machine as low as possible.

In addition to donating directly to The Music Machine, you can support us through other organizations including:


  > When you shop at Amazon.com, support us automatically (at no cost to you).

This is done through the AmazonSmile Program.

   -- To link your amazon.com account to The Music Machine visit this website:


   -- You will be asked if you want to support The Music Machine Inc.

   -- Once you select The Music Machine, we will automatically receive a small percentage of your purchase every time you shop, as long as you shop through the smile.amazon.com website (which you should "bookmark").


  > When you shop at a Fred Meyer store, support us automatically (at no cost to you).

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Music Machine. To do this:

   -- Go to their website: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

   -- Sign-in, and under Fred Meyer Community Rewards, select the "Re-enroll or link your rewards card now."

   -- Type in BU965, The Music Machine's Non Profit Organization number.

   -- Next, under "Select Your Organization," click on The Music Machine Inc, and then click "Enroll."



   > Through your Alaskan Permanent Dividend (PFD), support us:

   --  When you apply for your PFD, use the "Pick, Click, Give" option to make contributions.

Select The Music Machine.

   --  If you've already applied for your PFD, you can still contribute by visiting this website:   pfd.alaska.gov.



April 26, 2022 update:



The Music Machine and Dance Machine: YES we are having our workshops this summer!!


-- Dates: From June 27 through July 29th (5 weeks). Performances will be:  Wednesday, July 27th through Friday, July 29th.


--  This year our location will be:

   St. John United Methodist Church.

    Address: 1801 O'Malley Road, Anchorage.

During this year of  transition back to our usual shows, we will be rehearsing at St. John's gym. We have two rehearsal rooms available, so we will return to our usual MM/DM rehearsal times, with some adjustments. We will also have our performances there.


-- We have finalized your specific program schedules on this website.  Check it out for specifics.


-- If you are interested in participating this summer, please let us know: Send an email to us at: themusicmachine@live.com. Include your child's name, age, and a contact phone number.



-- Click here to download our registration form --




The Mini Music Machine programs (ages 3-6) will NOT be held this summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be too difficult to follow CDC guidelines with this age group, so our Board has made the decision to not offer any Mini Music Machine (ages 3-6) programs this summer.



With the Covid pandemic, CDC health recommendations are changing all the time, and we are adjusting along with those recommendations.


Thank you for your patience and support.





We trust that you will stay engaged with us through email (themusicmachine@live.com), our Facebook page (TheMusicMachineAlaska), or Instagram (Themusicmachineanchorage).



In the meantime, please continue to sing your songs, and dance your dances.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a fabulous summer of musical fun

in 2022 - our 41st season!



Janet Carr-Campbell, Artistic Director

The Music Machine, Inc.



907-227-0509 cell








To contact The Music Machine!

Phone: 907-345-9039

Alternate (cell): 907-227-0509

Email: themusicmachine@live.com

The Music Machine, Inc.

13320 Floral Lane

Anchorage, AK 99516