• Summer Music Camps  

    Summer Music Camp!

    2018 Music Camps @ NorthBay!

    July 22 – 26, 2018

    Gala Concerts at NorthBay – Thursday, July 26, 2018

    1:00 PM – Band Concert

    2:00 PM – Chorus Concert

    4:00 PM – Strings Camp

    2018 Summer Music Camps Flyer

    Music Camps

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

    Musical Activities

    * Concerts * Recitals * Sectional Rehearsals * Practice

     Housing/Dining

    Campers will be housed in modern cabins, each of which has bunk beds and a common rest room area.  Adult counselors will be assigned to each cabin.  Meals will be provided family style.  Most of the staff will live and dine with the campers and be available for help whenever needed.  Three meals will be provided each full day.

    Conduct

    Campers are expected to follow school and camp rules, regulations and staff requests and otherwise conduct themselves in such a manner that a safe and successful experience will result.  Failure to do so will result in an immediate return to home and forfeiture of all money.

    How to Apply

    Online Applications are now available.  Application deadline is February 19, 2018.  If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions. All applicants are required to audition.  Auditions will be held from 6 – 8PM on Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at Magothy/ Severn River Middle School. 

    The cost per camper is $550. A limited number of financial assistance scholarships are available.  Please indicate on your application if you would like to apply for financial assistance.

    Payment in full is due by April 27, 2018.

    GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

    All music applicants are required to audition on either February 20 and 21. On the day of the audition students will report to the sign-in tables in the lobby and cafeteria at Magothy / Severn River Middle School. The ten minute audition will consist of prepared selections, scales and brief sight-reading examples. The audition score is based on a rubric that includes technique, correct notes, tempo, phrasing, interpretation and tone quality. 

     

    If you have any other questions, please contact the specific camp manager:

    Band Camp: Jason Williams (jhwilliams@aacps.org)

    Chorus Camp: Lydia Gonzalez (lgonzalez@aacps.org)

    Strings Camp: Mary Pitta (mpitta@aacps.org) 

  • band

    Open to students entering grades 6-12 who are enrolled in their school music program.  This camp is offered for students to improve their technique and musicianship in instrumental music under expert conductors and coaches.  A balanced instrumentation is planned with activities culminating in a gala performance. 

     ALL students must complete the Online Application 

    If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions. 

    Band

    Intermediate Band  - Brass and Woodwind

    Students should bring their instrument and specified audition music.  The students will be asked to play:

    • A one octave concert B flat Major scale. (scale should be memorized)
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument. The camp audition piece is available below:

    A short sight-reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

     

    Intermediate Band - Percussion 

    A snare drum, orchestra bells, bell mallets and drum sticks will be provided in the audition room but students have the option of bringing their own instruments and mallets. Students will be asked to play:

    • A one octave F Major scale on bell set. (scale should be memorized)
    • Single paradiddle and a double stroke roll on snare drum.
    • Camp audition piece on snare drum and mallets. The camp audition piece is available below:
    • A short rhythmic sight-reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing

     Advanced Band

    Advanced Band - Brass and Woodwind

    Students should bring their instruments. The students will be asked to play:

    • A one octave chromatic scale (flute and clarinet will perform two octaves) AND a one octave major scale chosen from the keys of concert E flat, A flat, or F Major (flute and clarinet will perform two octaves). Scales must be memorized.
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument. The camp audition piece is available below:

    A short sight-reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

     

    Advanced Band - Percussion

    A snare drum, orchestra bells, bell mallets and drum sticks will be provided in the audition room but students have the option of bringing their own instruments and mallets. Students will be asked to play:

    • A one octave scale on mallet percussion selected from concert E flat, A flat or F Major. Scales must be memorized.
    • One of the following rudiments to be performed on snare drum:
    • Flam taps
    • Paradiddles
    • 5 stroke roll
    • 9 stroke roll
    • Long roll on the snare drum.
    • Camp audition piece for bells AND timpani. The camp audition piece is available below:
    • A short melodic and a short rhythmic-sight reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

     Band Audition Materials

  • Chorus camp

    Open to students entering grades 6-12 who are enrolled in their school music program.  This camp is offered for students to improve their technique and musicianship under outstanding conductors, coaches, and show persons.  A concert with a variety of choral music and styles is planned culminating with a gala final performance.

     

    Students may only audition for ONE choral ensemble. ALL students must complete the Online Application

    If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions. 

    Mixed

    Mixed Chorus

    Students entering grades 6 – 12 may audition for the Mixed Chorus.

    Students will be asked to perform:

    • “O Music" without accompaniment (a capella) and memorized. 
    • A sight-read rhythmic example which may include whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests AND a sight-read melodic example which includes stepwise motion and a skip of a fifth. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

    womens

    Treble Chorus

    Students entering grades 9 – 12 may audition for the Treble Chorus

    Students will be asked to perform:

    • The camp audition piece “O Shenandoah” without accompaniment (a capella) and memorized. 
    • A sight-read rhythmic example which includes whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests AND a sight-read melodic example which includes stepwise motion and a skip of a third (do-mi-sol). The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing

    Pop 'Cappella

    This extra vocal group rehearses during recreational periods and performs at the Choral Concert.

    Below are the requirements for the group:

    1. Must be accepted into the 2018 Summer Music Camp program as either a band, chorus, or strings participant.
    2. Must currently be in grades 7-12
    3. Must audition for the Pop 'Cappella conductor on the same night that they audition for the Mixed or Treble Ensemble. Please prepare a short a cappella performance to perform on either Tuesday, February 20-21, 2018.

    If you meet the three requirements and would like to sign up to audition for this extra vocal experience, please complete the registration form using this link. If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions.

  • String

    Open to students entering grades 6-12 who are enrolled in their school music program.  This camp is offered for students to improve their technique and musicianship in strings under expert conductors and coaches.  A balanced instrumentation is planned with activities culminating in a gala performance.

     ALL students must complete the Online Application

    If you missed the deadline to register online, we accept walk-in auditions. 

    Strings

    Intermediate Strings Camp

    Students should bring their instrument and specified audition music. The students will be asked to play:

    • A one octave D Major scale. (scale should be memorized)
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument. The camp audition piece is available below:
    • A short sight-reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

    Strings

    Advanced String Camp

    Students should bring their instrument. The students will be asked to play:

    • A two octave major scale selected from C, G, A ,F, B flat and E flat Major (Double Bass, one octave). Scales must be memorized.
    • Camp audition piece for their instrument. The camp audition piece is available below:
    • A short sight-reading example. The students will be given time to look at and prepare the sight-reading before performing.

    String Audition Materials

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    staff

    Staff

    Senior Counselors must be an AACPS music teacher and Junior Counselors must by eighteen by April 28, 2018. Current seniors in high school are also not eligible to apply. 

    ALL participants must complete the Online Application

    Deadline: April 3, 2018

    The Music Office will contact notify applicants in May.

  • Volunteers

    The AACPS Music Office is currently looking for volunteers for the 2018 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Summer Music Camps at NorthBay. 

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • assisting in the kitchen and helping to facilitate all meals
    • being a role model in all activities including recreational
    • moving and assembling equipment and supplies as requested

    Volunteers must by eighteen by April 28, 2018. Current seniors in high school are also not eligible. 

    ALL volunteers must complete the Online Application

    Volunteers must by eighteen by April 28, 2018. Current seniors in high school are also not eligible. 

    Deadline: April 28, 2018

    The Music Office will contact you after April 28, 2018 to give you the next steps in the application process.