• AACPS Music Camp at NorthBay - Summer 2024!


    The summer music camp program offers Anne Arundel County Public Schools middle and high school music students intensive experiences on band and orchestral instruments and voice in an attractive outdoor setting at NorthBay.

    Camp experiences include

    • Improving technique and musicianship in balanced ensembles using a variety of music.
    • Receiving instruction from expert conductors and highly vetted coaches and counselors.
    • Having the opportunity to engage in outdoor recreational activities including zip-lining, kayaking, and swimming as well as social and musical events in the evenings
    • Participating in high quality rehearsals that will culminate in a gala performance for family and friends.

    Who is eligible to apply and audition?

    Students currently in grades 5-11 who are enrolled in their school chorus, band, or orchestra program(s).

    When is the Camp?

    July 21-25, 2024 (Concerts at NorthBay on Thursday, July 25) 

    Prior to auditioning, please be sure your student will be available to attend camp for this entire period.

    How to Apply and Audition

    All music applicants are required to complete an online application, due by February 15, 2024 at 11:59pm. Please scan the QR Code below or use this google form link to complete and submit the audition application. Please record your audition prior to completing this form. Directions for completing the audition video can be found by clicking here. Audition scores are based on a rubric that includes technique, note accuracy, tempo, phrasing, interpretation and tone quality. Only auditions submitted with all components fully completed will be considered. Audition requirements can be found by clicking here.

    QR Code for AACPS Music Camp at NorthBay Audition Registration Form






    Camp Cost

    Due to a grant received by AACPS, tuition is free for all campers this year. This includes meals, highly qualified instructors to provide around the clock supervision, the assistance of trained NorthBay staff to run the outdoor recreational activities, and cabin maintenance. Since out of pocket cost to our campers will not be prohibitive, we expect auditions to be highly competitive.