We are sorry to announce that Music and Drama Camp is canceled for this summer, June 2020 due to Covid-19 and government mandates. Those who have already registered will be receiving an e-mail concerning their registration fee reimbursement.
We look forward to seeing you on campus next school year or at Music and Drama Camp next summer June 7-11, 2021.
Camp: June 7-11, 2021
Early-bird rate registration deadline: April 10
Registration closes: May 10
Audition forms with video links due: May 10
Be inspired this summer at Music & Drama Camp
If you enjoy challenges in the performing arts and desire to make new connections, join campers from around the United States for an exciting week at Maranatha Music and Drama Camp! The Music Tracks provide optimal musical experiences and challenges for musical and personal growth. The Drama Track invokes the passion and energy of performing arts, both in front of and behind the curtain. In all tracks, workshops and recreational activities are balanced to provide campers with both learning and leisure time.
BAND CAMPERS PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THREE BANDS:
Beginning Band | no band experience (a day camp from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM) Directed by Teresa Herbert
Cadet Band | one year of band experience (typically 6th or 7th grade) Directed by Trisha Taylor
Intermediate/Advanced Band | two or more years of band experience | Directed by Dr. David Brown
Rehearse with the band.
Receive specialized instruction on their instrument: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Low Brass, or Percussion.
Sing in the camp choir (for those campers 12 by January 2020).
Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.
After registration is completed and campers are in their designated rehearsal rooms, the band director will confirm whether they are in the correct band for their level and age. Additional adjustments may be made during the first scheduled rehearsal.
For questions regarding band track, email David Brown.
CINEMA TRACK OVERVIEW:
Come and learn from professionals in the field of video and movie production. With our flexible learning setup, you will learn and grow through the week no matter your previous experience. You will improve your individual skills and learn to work with a creative team through collaborative projects. Areas to be covered through the week include:
CINEMA TRACK AUDITIONS:
No audition requirements for the cinema track.
Students must have completed at least their Freshman year of high school.
For questions regarding the cinema track, email Isaiah Kazarovich.
2020 MUSICAL: ALADDIN JR. (For those entering 7th grade and above)
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for you at this year’s Drama camp!
2020 COMEDY: THE MOUSE THAT ROARED
The Mouse that Roared adapted by Christopher Sergel. Based on the book by Leonard Wibberley.
When tiny Grand Fenwick’s only export, a specialized coffee, is ripped off by a company in California, their entire economy collapses. Things look dire until the young Queen Gloriana points out an important fact: no country that has declared war on the United States has ever gone hungry. Maybe a declaration of war seems a little drastic, but the Fenwickians are ready to take up arms for their country and their coffee. This mouse of a nation is ready to roar, and this time, they’re going to be heard.
Track description: This track includes special workshops on makeup and acting and features its own performance of a popular and engaging comedy! Roughly twelve senior high students will be selected during the audition period to be part of this production. The track will rehearse separately from the musical production but will join the camp for all other activities. A Thursday night performance will complete this camp experience. Campers in this track will put their newly-acquired makeup skills to the test by assisting with makeup preparations for Aladdin, Jr.
AVAILABLE PIANO TRACKS:
- Take daily lessons with master teachers.
- Have practice time every day during the private lesson time.
- Be assigned a duet partner, choose a duet piece, and practice with a duet coach.
- Be in an ensemble learning sight reading, playing by ear, and developing a level-specific piece for the concert.
- Attend various piano-specific workshops.
- Sing in the camp choir.
- Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.
STAGE CREW TRACK OVERVIEW:
Enjoy all the fun of the stage, without standing in the spotlight. Join us for a week of technical theatre, where you will learn the basics of set construction, painting techniques, lighting, sound, and running a production from behind the scenes. You will help build an entire set in one week and see it "come to life" in the Drama Camp’s production.
Campers (grades 8-12) will be stretching flats, building frames and platforms, and painting scenes. They will learn about tool usage and safety, constructing moveable stages, production organization, stage movements, and lighting design, settings, and controls.
No previous experience is needed, as training will be provided for both beginning and experienced stagehands. Be sure to bring clothes for painting as well as black pants and a long-sleeved black shirt. Remember, in any production, the most important people wear black!
STAGE CREW AUDITIONS:
Stage crew campers do not have auditions, but campers need to report to the gym stage after completing registration.
For questions regarding the stage crew track, email Isaiah Oetken.
Music and Drama Camp has two string tracks
- Intermediate Strings Track for those students in Suzuki books 2 and 3.
- Advanced Strings Track for those students in Suzuki books 4 and up.
|Age range||Price||Camp times||Includes|
|For students going into 5th grade||$95||Short-day camp – arrive at 9:30, leave at 5:00||Track time and lunch|
|For students who are 11 - 12 years old, but not 12 by January 2019||$220||Arrive for breakfast and leave after the evening service or stay with sponsors||Choir, track time, 3 meals, and the evening service|
|For students 12 years old by January 2019||$310 (early bird) / $355 (after April 10)||Full camp experience.||Above opportunities plus staying in the dorm|
- Play in an orchestra or string ensemble.
- Sing in the camp choir (for those campers 12 by the January before camp).
- Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.
MUSIC TO PRACTICE BEFORE CAMP:
- See our listing of practice music as you prepare.
- Listen to all the music via YouTube, preferably with parts and/or scores in hand.
- Print and bring your orchestra parts with you to camp.
- A letter from the instructors will be posted later.
STRING AUDITIONS for Advanced Strings (not intermediate):
CAMP FACULTY (assisted by MBU alumni and students)
We are surrounded by other musicians for the whole week, and we have access to many great musical professors and counselors...I look forward to Music Camp for months and count down the days until it begins!
I was encouraged to witness the incredible progress made by my students in one week of camp
Dr. David Townsend
Freedom Christian School
As a parent, my mind was put at ease knowing that the girls were in the hands of exceptionally competent and caring instructors, leaders, and sponsors. We could not have been more pleased with their progress and experience after spending a week at Maranatha Band Camp.
Mother of Camper
Maranatha’s Music Camp not only is a great asset to learning my instrument, but it is also great fun!! The activities are great, I met new friends, and I learned lots of music.