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.  We will also have an offering for any music student, incoming grades 5-8 to do Orff instruments in our newly formed Orffestra Camp.

    Students will have the opportunity to display their existing musical talent as well as be challenged with new skills. 

    Dates: Monday, June 13 through Thursday, July 28, 2022 (See below for individual class or camp dates)

    Locations: Huron, Ann Arbor Open and Pioneer (in-person)

    Fee: $150 per class;  $250 for the Orffestra Camp; and $300 for the Music Day Camp

    Online only registration & payment through MyPaymentsPlus 

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

  • Class Offerings and Descriptions

    Jazz Band I - Improvising through Composition                                                                                                                                       

    ID# 22-J1                        

    9:45am-10:45am @ Pioneer                                                                                                                                  

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Incoming Grades 6-8.  Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in improvisation and composition through exciting scale games and fun group activities.  Compositions can be done through collaborations or individual efforts. This is a great class for beginning to intermediate middle schoolers who would like to learn new scales and gain additional information about their instrument. Students will have an opportunity to learn and grow through their own creativity in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.   

    Students will present a solo or composition of their choice during a virtual jazz concert.

    Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff


    All City Jazz Combo

    ID# 22-J2    

    11:00am-12:00pm @ Pioneer

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30  

    Incoming Grades 6-12. Students will further their knowledge in jazz theory, improvisation and small ensemble concepts. This class will focus on the following:

    1) Listening exercises to develop an understanding of group interactions in a small jazz ensemble format.

    2) Further knowledge of Jazz Theory.

    3) Improvisation through composition- students will have the opportunity to compose their own solos by combining their own ideas with existing solos and melodies.

    Projects can be done in an individual or collaborative effort. 

    Students will combine the information obtained from the class to create their own individual solos or  compositions to be presented at a virtual jazz performance at the conclusion of the camp.

    Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff


    All City Jazz Big Band                                                                                                      

    ID# 22-J3                                                                                           

    12:15-1:15 pm @ Pioneer

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30  

    Incoming Grades 9-12. Further your skills as a section player or big band soloist.  This class will focus on the various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, articulations and improvisation in a jazz, large ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to compose section solos as well as individual big band solos.  This is a GREAT class to further your contribution in a high school jazz ensemble. Projects can be done as individual or group efforts.

    Students will combine the information obtained from the class to create their own individual solos or  compositions to be presented at a virtual jazz performance at the conclusion of the camp.

    Instructor: Sean Dobbins, AAPS Summer Music Staff


    Beginning and Intermediate Percussion Drumline

    6/13 - 6/23   (2 weeks, 1.5 hr. class) (Session 1)

    7/11 - 7/21 (2 weeks, 1.5 hr. class) (Session 2)

    ID# 22-D1  Huron H.S. @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM


    Incoming 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.


    Drumline Workout

    6/13 - 6/23   (2 weeks, 1.5 hr. class) (Session 1)

    7/11 - 7/21 (2 weeks, 1.5 hr. class) (Session 2)

    ID# 22-D2  Huron H.S. @ 11:15 - 12:45 PM


    Incoming Grades 9-12
    . 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.


    Instrumental Music Day Camp

    ID# 22-IMDC  

    9:00 - 2:00 pm @ Huron High School

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30 

    Cost $300 

    Incoming Grades: 6, 7, & 8.  Students will have the opportunity to hone their craft through lessons on performance, music theory, composition and improvisation. 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 will also be included.  The camp session will conclude with a concert.

    Instructor: Brittany Osman, Henry Pakela, Eddie Hasspacher, AAPS Music Staff.


    Ann Arbor Intermediate Orchestra Ensemble

    ID# 22-AAIO

    10:00 - 11:00 am @ AA Open

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30  

    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


    Ann Arbor Advanced Orchestra Ensemble

    ID# 22-AAAO

    11:00 - 12:00 am @ AA Open

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30  

    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.


    Ann Arbor 5th Grade Fun with Strings 

    ID# 22-AAB

    12:00 - 1:00 pm @ AA Open

    Monday-Thursday June 13-June 30  

    Incoming Grades 6 & Up. Miss playing all your favorite 5th Grade Songs on the violin, viola, or cello? For four weeks, we will explore and review songs we learned this past school year and a few new ones.  We welcome beginners of all skill levels with less than 1 year of experience to the class. 

    Instructor: Timario Wilkins, AAPS Music Staff.


    Orffestra

    ID# 22-Orff

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm @ AA Open

    Monday-Thursday June 13 - June 30

    Cost: $250

    Incoming Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8.  Students will collaborate to recreate popular songs using xylophones, also known as “Orff” instruments. Everything from the songs, instruments, rhythms and notes will be selected by the students and put together in a workshop-style summer camp. 

    Instructor: Kristin Berger, AAPS Music Staff


    ** 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 June 3. To apply please fill out the scholarship form and email to: Brittany Osman  at osmanb@aaps.k12.mi.us

    INSTRUMENT RENTAL FOR STUDENTS TAKING THE SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM.   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 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 

    Complete a Summer Music 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# 22-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 the Summer Music teacher or make arrangements to return it to school of origin by the first day of school 2023.

    INSTRUMENT RENTAL FOR STUDENTS RENTING FOR THE SUMMER ONLY AND NOT ENROLLING IN THE SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM. FEE: $50

    Students, currently enrolled in an Ann Arbor Public School music program are eligible to rent an instrument for $50 for the summer if available. 

    Please make arrangements to get your instrument before the close of school. 

    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. 

    Complete a Summer Music 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# 22-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 the Summer Music teacher or make arrangements to return it to school of origin by first the day of school 2023.

  • INSTRUMENT RENTAL


    Instrument Rental for students taking the Summer Music Program.

    ID# 22-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 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
     
    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# 22-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, Fall 2023.

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

    ID# 22-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
     
    AAPS students who would like to rent an instrument and are enrolling in the AAPS Summer Music Program, should enroll in ID# 22-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, Fall 2023.