AAPS Summer Music Program


  • Summer 2019

    The Ann Arbor Public Schools Summer Music Program is open to all levels of instrumental music students, grades 6-12 in Washtenaw County.

    Dates:
    June 17 - July 3, 2019.

    Classes meet 4 days per week (Monday - Thursday)
    (Class dates and times vary, see class descriptions!)

  • Locations:
    • Huron High School (2727 Fuller)
    • Scarlett Middle School (3300 Lorraine)
    • Tappan Middle School (2251 E. Stadium Blvd.)

    Fee: $200 - t-shirt included, plese indicate size on form.
    (All fees due at time of registration.)
      
    Online payment through MyPaymentsPlus

    Student must be registered and class fee paid prior to attending any class.
     
    Questions:
     Contact Kimberly Coulson-Mobley: Program Facilitator at 734-997-1210 x11443, or coulsonm@a2schools.org.
      

    ** Limited scholarships are available to AAPS students only, with proof of income and/or demonstration of need from other programs (e.g. Rec & Ed)  To apply please complete this application and submit to Kim Coulson-Mobley at coulsonm@a2schools.org.

  • Class Offerings and Descriptions:


    Jazz Band I

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-J1    Tappan MS @ 9:45 – 11:15 AM

    Grades 6-8.  The time will be divided as follows: Jazz Band Skills Section, and Jazz Band Ensemble Section, where students have fun learning improvisational skills while playing selections from Jazz legends like Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many others. Students also learn the important fundamentals of playing music in a Big Band setting. All instruments and all levels are encouraged to join. Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Jazz Combo

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-J2    Tappan MS @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Grades 6-8.  Young Lion Combo for students wanting to learn the essentials of small Jazz combo playing and simple improvisational skills. Requirements: A minimum of one year of instruction and knowledge of at least two major scales.

    Grades 9-12. Will establish 3 to 4 Combos requiring at least 3 years of instruction and 5 scales. 
    Combos will be divided as follows: Combo Skill Hour, and Combo Ensemble Hour, where students learn important elements of Jazz in a small group setting while learning music of Miles Davis, Art Blakey and other Jazz Legends. Students in combos will be encouraged to choose and compose their own music. A select group will perform at the Ann Arbor Art Fair or Jazz Club, TBA. Students who enroll in combo class are encouraged, but not required to be in one of the Big Bands. All levels welcome. Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Jazz Big Band

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-J3    Tappan MS @ 1:15 - 2:45 PM

    Grades 9-12. Students enjoy learning Jazz, Funk, and Latin music. There will be an emphasis on improvisation in a Big Band setting. A famous jazz artist clinician will be a guest presenter, TBA. Advanced level students on all instruments are encouraged to participate. Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Beginning and Intermediate Percussion Drumline

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-D1    Huron HS @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM

    Grades 6-8. This is an opportunity for the percussion section to "Be the Stars." Students will learn a variety of marching percussion instruments, fundamentals, rudiments and technique in a marching band style. Beginning students are encouraged to participate.  Instructor: Pete Goodman, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Advanced Percussion Drumline

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-D2    Huron HS @ 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

    Grades 8-12. This is an opportunity for the percussion section to "Be the Stars." Students will learn a variety of marching percussion instruments, fundamentals, rudiments and technique in a marching band style. Instructor: Pete Goodman, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Beginning Instrument or Changing Intrument Class

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-BC1    Scarlett MS @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM

    Grades 6-7. This class is open to any middle school student who is interested in beginning an instrument or changing their instrument for the fall. They may move into the Academy 1 when ready. Students will divide their time between ensemble rehearsal, instrumental technique class from a specialist on the student's instrument, and individualized theory training. The atmosphere will be relaxed but purposeful and students should expect to develop new skills that will help them be well prepared for their middle school bands in the fall. Instructor: Vera Schwankl, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Writing Music or Theory Class

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID#: 19-WTC    Scarlett MS @ 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

    Grades 7-10. This class is open to a student interested in learning about writing music or learning about music theory to further their musical experience. Instructor: Vera Schwankl, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Scarlett Summer Band Academy I

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-BA1   Scarlett MS @ 9:00 -10:30 AM

    Grades 6-7. This class is open to any middle school student with one or two years of experience who is interested in improving their wind/percussion playing skills. Students will divide their time between ensemble rehearsal, instrumental technique class from a specialist on the student's instrument, and individualized theory training. The atmosphere will be relaxed but purposeful and students should expect to develop new skills that will help them be well prepared for their middle school bands in the fall.  Instructor: Erin Lilliefore, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Scarlett Summer Band Academy II

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-BA2    Scarlett MS @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM

    Grades 7-10. This class is open to any middle school student with two or more years of experience who is interested in improving their wind/percussion playing skills. Students will divide their time between ensemble rehearsal, instrumental technique class from a specialist on the student's instrument, and individualized theory training. The atmosphere will be relaxed but purposeful and students should expect to develop new skills that will help them be well prepared for their middle or high school bands in the fall.  Instructor: Erin Lilliefore, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Scarlett Summer Orchestra Academy I

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-OA1    Scarlett MS  @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM

    Grades 6-7. Open to string players with one or two years of experience. It’s a great way to keep up the skills you learned in your first year of instruction. Learn fun, new songs and hear the sounds of a string orchestra in harmony! We will also work on note and rhythm reading so you are really ready for middle school. Instructor: Brittany Osman, AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Scarlett Summer Orchestra Academy II

    6/17 - 7/3
    (2 1/2 weeks M-Th, 1.5 hr. class)
    ID# 19-OA2    Scarlett @ 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

    Grades 8-10. For string players with two or more years of experience. You will play music from a variety of styles and composers as well as work on more advanced string techniques. We will also form some small ensembles and play some fun chamber music. Instructor: Brittany Osman, AAPS Summer Music Staff

  • INSTRUMENT RENTAL


    Instrument Rental for students taking the Summer Music Program.

    ID# 19-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. Please get your instrument from your current instrumental teacher before the close of school. Complete a Summer Music Instrument Rental registration and print a receipt of payment to show your music teacher as proof of payment in order to receive your instrument. AAPS students who would like to rent an instrument for the SUMMER ONLY, but not participating in the Summer Music Program, should enroll in ID# 19-R2.  Eligibility: A student must be enrolled in an Ann Arbor Public School music program during the regular school year. Instrument should be returned cleaned, to Summer Music teacher or make arrangements to return it to school of origin by first day of school, September 2019.

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

    ID# 19-R2    FEE: $50
    Please get your instrument from your current instrumental teacher. 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. AAPS students who would like to rent an instrument and are enrolling in the AAPS Summer Music Program, should enroll in ID# 19-R1. Eligibility: A student must be enrolled in an Ann Arbor Public School music program during the regular school year. Instrument should be returned cleaned, to the school of origin on the first day of school, September 2019.