AAPS Summer Music Program

  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools Music Program is open to all levels of instrumental music students, incoming grades 6-12 in Washtenaw County.  Students will have the opportunity to display their existing musical talent as well as be challenged with new skills. 

    Dates: Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - Monday through Friday

    Location: Skyline High School

    Fee: $200 per class; and $400 for the Music Day Camp; $210 per week for Theater *see scheduled dates

    Online only registration & payment through MyPaymentsPlus 

    Questions: Contact Brittany Osman: Facilitator at osmanb@aaps.k12.mi.us

    ** Limited scholarships are available to AAPS students only, with proof of income and/or demonstration of need from other programs (e.g. Rec & Ed). Deadline for application is May 17. To apply please fill out the Scholarship Form and email: Brittany Osman at osmanb@aaps.k12.mi.us

  • Class Offerings and Descriptions


    Instrumental Music Day Camp

    When you register for camp, you will be asked to complete an online Course Selection Form.  Please read through all the class descriptions on this webpage before completing the Course Selection form.  Students should choose one large ensemble class (Intermediate or Advanced Orchestra or Band) and may choose Jazz as their second class.  Students who do not choose Jazz class will be in sectional class organized by instrument and experience.  An orchestra instrument means; violin, viola, cello, or bass.  A band instrument means; flute, oboe, bassoon, all clarinets, all saxophones, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, or percussion.

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC            

    9:00 - 2:00 pm 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3 

    ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING A BAG LUNCH

    Incoming Grades: 6, 7, 8, & 9.  Students will have the opportunity to hone their craft through lessons on performance, music theory, and large ensemble skills. This day camp will include: large ensemble (band and orchestra) rehearsals, sectionals (by instrument or instrument family), multi-leveled instruction, and an All Camp Symphony experience (band and orchestra perform together). Physical movement activities will also be included.  The camp session will conclude with a concert.

    Instructor: Timario Wilkins, Brittany Osman, AAPS Music Staff.

     


    Jazz Lab (Intro to Jazz thru Improvisation)

    Class Only ID# 24-J2

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC       

    9:00am-10:00am 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3 

    Incoming Grades 8-11 No jazz experience required! All instruments welcome! Ever wondered how musicians learn to improvise? Or how to create a composition, or learn chord changes? Experience music in a completely different way in our Jazz Lab class, where students will have fun learning about this amazing American artform! In our class, students will:

    1) Develop an understanding of group interactions in a small jazz ensemble format through listening

    2) Learn the basics of jazz and music theory through songs from the jazz repertoire

    3) Compose their own solos (or melodies) to perform with the class.

    We’ll work together as a class to learn songs, create solos, and jam! This class is for all instruments- winds, strings, piano and guitar! Students will have the opportunity to showcase their learning through a final concert at the end of the camp.

    (For those interested in signing up but are outside the recommended grade level, please contact Mr. Pakela at pakelah@a2schools.org)

    Instructor: Henry Pakela, AAPS Music Staff

     


    Middle School Jazz Band                                                                                                                                            

    Class Only ID# 24-J1

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC                                                                                                            

    10:05 - 11:05 am                                            

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3

    Incoming Grades 6-8.  No jazz experience required! All instruments welcome! Students will learn about jazz through ensemble playing, starting from the foundations of the music, from learning how to play “swing” rhythms to the beginnings of creating our own compositions and solos. We will learn music from different eras, from the traditional sounds of New Orleans to the swing band sounds of Basie and Ellington and beyond.  This class is for ALL instruments- winds, strings, piano, guitar and others!

    (For those interested in signing up but are outside the recommended grade level, please contact Mr. Pakela at pakelah@a2schools.org)

    Instructor: Henry Pakela, AAPS Music Staff

     


    All City Jazz High School Big Band                                                                                                      

    Class Only ID# 24-J3

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC                                                                                        

    11:10-12:10 pm 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3

    Rising Grades 9-12. For students who’ve had performance experience either in a jazz ensemble or other instrumental ensemble. In this group students will have fun playing some rewarding charts written by some of the great composers and arrangers of the jazz world. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their learning through a final concert at the end of the camp.

    (For those interested in signing up but are outside the recommended grade level, please contact Mr. Pakela at pakelah@a2schools.org)

    Instructor: Henry Pakela, AAPS Music Staff

     


    Intermediate Orchestra Ensemble

    Class Only ID# 24-IO

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC   

    9:00 - 10:00 am 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3 

    Incoming Grades 6 & 7. This class is for students who have played violin, viola, cello or bass for less than 2 years. This is an orchestra experience for students looking for a moderate challenge in a relaxed and fun environment. 

    Instructor: Timario Wilkins, AAPS Music Staff

     


    Advanced Orchestra Ensemble

    Class Only ID# 24-AO

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC   

    10:05 - 11:05 am 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3

    Incoming Grades 7 & Up. This class is for students who have played violin, viola, cello or bass for more than 2 years.  This is an orchestra experience for students looking for a moderate challenge in a relaxed and fun environment. 

    Instructor: Timario Wilkins, AAPS Music Staff.

     


    INTERMEDIATE BAND

    Class Only ID# 24-IB

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC  

    9:00  - 10:00 am 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3

    Incoming Grades 6 & 7. This class is for students who have played a band instrument; flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, or percussion for less than 2 years. This is a band experience for students looking for a moderate challenge in a relaxed and fun environment. 

    Instructor: AAPS Music Staff

     


    ADVANCED BAND

    Class Only ID# 24-AB

    Camp ID# 24-IMDC  

    10:05 - 11:05 am 

    Monday-Friday June 17-July 3

    Incoming Grades 7 & Up. This class is for students who have played a band instrument; flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, or percussion for more than 2 years.  This is a band experience for students looking for further musical instruction in a relaxed and fun environment. 

    Instructor: AAPS Music Staff

     


    MOSAIC THEATER

    THEATER CAMP  ID# 24-MT

    Monday-Friday June 24-July 3

    9:00 am - 11:30 pm

    LIMITED TO 30 Students

    Incoming Grades 6-8. Young people in the Mosaic’s Acting and Singing Class will take part in beginning level acting and singing exercises. Participants will learn the basics of playwriting and songwriting, then write their own show.  In addition to this they will learn important acting and vocal techniques.  Through rehearsal, participants practice reading skills and understand literary elements, such as character, setting, and plot. By the end of the class, participants were exposed to a Mosaic experience sample. They will have a lot of fun while acting, singing, and feeling the sense of achievement that is the result of working together as an ensemble to make art.

    Mosaic’s mission is to create pathways to equity and opportunity through arts experiences that engage, transform, and inspire youth and communities. Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit empowers Detroit area youth with the skills they need to achieve excellence: on stage and in life. Through intentional, innovative programming, youth engage in comprehensive  arts training, professional mentorship, and college & career pathways support to cultivate leaders and life-long learners. These innovative programs provide expert training, mentoring and opportunity to the area’s young actors, singers, and stage technicians, while fostering a culture of high expectations, active participation and acceptance that serves them beyond the stage.

    Instructor: Anadiye Spencer, MOSAIC THEATER                                                                                               

    ** Limited scholarships are available to AAPS students only, with proof of income and/or demonstration of need from other programs (e.g. Rec & Ed). Deadline for application is May 17. To apply please fill out the Scholarship Form and email to: Brittany Osman at osmanb@aaps.k12.mi.us

  • INSTRUMENT RENTAL


    Instrument Rental for students taking the Summer Music Program.

     
    ID# 24-R1    FEE $25
     
    Students currently enrolled in an Ann Arbor Public School music program AND taking Summer Music are eligible to rent an instrument for $25 for the summer if available. Complete a Summer Music Instrument Rental Registration Form and print a receipt of payment to show your music teacher as proof of payment in order to receive your instrument.
     
    • PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET YOUR INSTRUMENT BEFORE THE CLOSE OF SCHOOL FROM YOUR CURRENT TEACHER EXCEPT 5TH/8TH GRADERS MOVING TO MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
    • IMPORTANT** CURRENT 5TH GRADE AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL CONTACT THEIR 6TH GRADE OR 9TH GRADE MUSIC TEACHER TO OBTAIN INSTRUMENT TO RENT OVER THE SUMMER
    • INSTRUMENTS SHOULD BE RETURNED, CLEANED, TO THE SCHOOL OF ORIGIN ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, FALL 2024.

    Instrument Rental for students renting for the summer only and NOT enrolling in the Summer Music Program.

     
    ID# 24-R2    FEE: $50
     
    Complete a Summer Instrument Rental Registration (no class) and print a receipt of payment to show your music teacher as proof of payment in order to receive your instrument.
     
    • PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET YOUR INSTRUMENT BEFORE THE CLOSE OF SCHOOL FROM YOUR CURRENT TEACHER EXCEPT 5TH/8TH GRADERS MOVING TO MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
    • IMPORTANT** CURRENT 5TH GRADE AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL CONTACT THEIR 6TH GRADE OR 9TH GRADE MUSIC TEACHER TO OBTAIN INSTRUMENT TO RENT OVER THE SUMMER
    • INSTRUMENTS SHOULD BE RETURNED, CLEANED, TO THE SCHOOL OF ORIGIN ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, FALL 2024.