AAPS Summer Music Program

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF SUMMER INSTRUMENT RENTALS BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (6/15/18). SUMMER INSTRUMENT RENTALS AFTER THIS DATE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE FULFILLED.
    Summer Music Scholarship Applications are due by noon on Friday, June 1st. Scholarship Applications will not be accepted after this time.

     


  • Summer 2018

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

    Dates:
    Class dates vary, between June 18 - July 26.

    NO CLASS July 4th!
    Classes meet 4 days per week (Monday - Thursday)
    (Class dates and times vary, see class descriptions!)

  • Locations:
    • Clague Middle School (2616 Nixon Road)
    • Scarlett Middle School (3300 Lorraine)
    • Tappan Middle School (2251 E. Stadium Blvd.)

    Fee: $205
    (All fees due at time of registration.)
    *Multiple class and family discounts available! If your child enrolls in a second class, or if you have multiple children registering for classes, there is a $25 discount per class.
      
    Online payment through MyPaymentsPlus
    (Enter the discount code  2more2018  to take advantage of the $25 discount for 2 or more classes.)

    Student must be registered and class fee paid prior to attending any class.
     
    Questions:
     Contact Lauren Stout at stoutl@a2schools.org, or Kim Coulson-Mobley at 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

    6/18 - 7/5
    (3 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 50 min. class)
    ID# 18-J1    Tappan M.S. @ 9:45 – 11:35 AM

    Grades 6-8.  The time will be divided as follows: 9:45-10:35 Intermediate Jazz Band Skills Section, and 10:45-11:35 Intermediate 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 (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Jazz Combo

    6/18 - 7/5
    (3 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 50 min. class)
    ID# 18-J2    Tappan M.S. @ 11:45 - 1:35 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: 11:45-12:35 Combo Skill Hour, and 12:45- 1:35 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 (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Jazz Big Band

    6/18 - 7/5
    (3 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 50 min. class)
    ID# 18-J3    Tappan M.S. @ 1:45 - 3:35 PM

    Grades 9-12. This class runs 3 compacted weeks leading to the goal of performing at a Jazz Club, TBA. 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 (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Beginning and Intermediate Percussion Drumline

    6/18 - 7/13
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID# 18-D2    Tappan M.S. @ 10:00 - 11:30 AM

    Grades 6-8. Students will learn a variety of marching percussion instruments, fundamentals, rudiments and technique in a marching band style. Group may also perform an end of summer concert, TBA. Beginning students are encouraged to participate.  Instructor: Pete Goodman (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    All City Advanced Percussion Drumline

    6/18 - 7/13
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID# 18-D1    Tappan M.S. @ 11:30 - 1:00 PM

    Grades 8-10. Students will learn a variety of marching percussion instruments, fundamentals, rudiments and technique in a marching band style. Group may also perform an end of summer concert, TBA. Advanced students are encouraged to participate. Instructor: Pete Goodman (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Intermediate Band

    6/18 - 7/12
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID# 18-B1    Tappan M.S. @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM

    This class is open to any middle school student who has one year of playing experience or less, or wants to brush up on their basic skills.  This includes students who just completed 5th grade band.  Students who are just beginning or switching to a new instrument are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We will work on basic playing skills, note reading, and rhythms, as well as play fun band music.  The atmosphere will be relaxed yet purposeful so that students will feel more confident and ready for middle school band in the fall. Instructor: Cara Boden (A2Steam), AAPS Summer Music Staff.

     

    Advanced Band

    6/18 - 7/12
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID#: 18-B2    Tappan M.S. @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    This class is open to any middle school or 9th grade student who has two or more years of playing experience.  The focus will be on playing great band music, as well as some small ensembles.  We will also work on more advanced instrument techniques and music reading skills.  It will be a fun yet relaxed class, and students will get to play a wide variety of styles of music. Instructor: Cara Boden (A2Steam), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Scarlett Summer Band Music Academy

    7/9- 7/26
    (3 weeks M-Th, 2 hr. 15 min. class)
    ID# 18-MA   Scarlett @ 9:00 -11:15 AM

    Grades 6-8. This class is open to any middle school student who is interested in improving their wind/percussion playing skills or learning a new wind/percussion instrument. 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. A small snack will be provided at the end of each session.  Instructor: Alison Hendricks (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Intermediate Orchestra at Clague

    6/25 - 7/19
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID# 18-S1C    Clague @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM

    Grades 6-7. Open to string players entering 6th grade with 1 year of experience. 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! Instructor: Ann Savaglio (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Advanced String Orchestra at Clague

    6/25 - 7/19
    (4 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 30 min. class)
    ID# 18-S2C    Clague @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Grades 6-9. 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, such as vibrato and shifting. Instructor: Ann Savaglio (Huron), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Intermediate Orchestra at Scarlett

    7/9 - 7/26
    (3 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 15 min. class)
    ID# 18-S1S    Scarlett @ 9:00 – 10:15 AM

    Grades 6-7. Open to string players entering 6th grade with 1 year of experience. 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: Kathleen Ford (Tappan), AAPS Summer Music Staff.


    Advanced String Orchestra at Scarlett

    7/9- 7/26
    (3 weeks M-Th, 1 hr. 15 min. class)
    ID# 18-S2S    Scarlett @ 10:15 – 11:30 PM

    Grades 6-9. 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: Kathleen Ford (Tappan), AAPS Summer Music Staff.

  • INSTRUMENT RENTAL


    Instrument Rental for students taking the Summer Music Program.

    ID# 18-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. This is a different procedure from past years. 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# 18-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 2018.

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

    ID# 18-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. This is a different procedure from past years. AAPS students who would like to rent an instrument and are enrolling in the AAPS Summer Music Program, should enroll in ID# 18-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 2018.