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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.

Join us for Music and Drama Camp next year June 8-12, 2020!

Registration opens February 1, 2020.
Register by April 10 for the early-bird rate.
Registration closes May 10.
All audition forms with video links must be turned in by May 10.

 

Band
Cinema
Drama
Piano
Stage Crew
Strings
Band

BAND CAMPERS PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF FOUR 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

BAND CAMPERS...

  • 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.

BAND AUDITIONS:

  • 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

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:

  • Cinematography

  • Special Effects

  • Editing

  • Scripting

  • Team Work

  • Directing

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.

Drama

 

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: TBD

Synopsis: Detail coming soon. 

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.

AUDITIONS:

Piano

 AVAILABLE PIANO TRACKS:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

PIANO CAMPERS...

  • 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.

PIANO AUDITIONS:

Stage Crew

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.

Strings

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 4:00 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

STRING CAMPERS...

  • 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:

  • There will be a short audition for seating on the Monday morning of camp. No one will be excluded from the orchestra on the basis of this audition. 
  • Read more about String Auditions
  • For questions regarding the strings track please email Lewis Rosove. or Miss Melody Steinbart (Intermediate).

CAMP FACULTY (assisted by MBU alumni and students)

David Brown

David Brown

Band and Choir
Ruth Brown - Faculty

Ruth Brown

Piano
Brus, June

June Brus

Piano
Kazarovich_Isaiah_Senior

Isaiah Kazarovich

Cinema
David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

Piano and Choir
Chistina Miller - Faculty

Christina Miller

Drama
Jeffrey Miller - Faculty

Jeff Miller

Drama
Oetken_Isaiah

Isaiah Oetken

Stage Crew
Lewis Rosove - Faculty

Lewis Rosove

Strings
Steinbart, Melody

Melody Steinbart

Strings and Choir
Janet Tschida - Faculty

Janet Tschida

Piano
Warren_Amanda_Staff

Amanda Warren

Comedy

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!

Elizabeth Hudson

Camper

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.

Stephanie Griggs

Mother of Camper

You don’t spend all of your time with just drama, or string, or piano people. You get to branch out and broaden your horizons. Plus, the food is really great!

Kimberly McDaniel

Camper

Maranatha Band camp is a great opportunity for homeschooled students to get a chance to play in a band!

Seth Hudson

Camper

The best part about summer camp was the fact I was surrounded by people who were as dedicated to their instrument as I was. The teachers were the greatest encouragement to better myself for God’s glory

Lizzie Conrad

Camper

I had an absolutely amazing time at camp and would recommend Maranatha’s Music and Drama Camp to anyone wanting to learn their instrument better.

Clayton Sparks

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.

Sarah Howell

Camper

My girls and I LOVED our experience at Maranatha and I hope to bring more kiddos next summer to experience what we did! Such a unique opportunity, and combining music and summer camp together in a Christian atmosphere is an unbelievable experience. My girls sang "By the Gentle Waters" (from choir) at a family gathering as well as a homeschool co-op's talent show. Many experiences from their week of camp have influenced them. Even the hymn singing in the dorms at night had a huge impact. The effects of your camp go on and on.span>

Lynn Betzold

Volunteer/Mom of campers

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