"Trackform" your 2020 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.
2020 Music & Drama Camp Announcements
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.
Which Camp Track Will "Trackform" Your Summer?
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
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.
2019 MUSICAL: PETER PAN JR. (For those entering 7th grade and above)
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another.
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.
Disney's Peter Pan Jr. is a magical story with countless opportunities for clever staging and design, and large ensemble numbers featuring cliques of classic characters.
2019 COMEDY: OLIVER TWISTED (Senior high students)
Synopsis: If you enjoy spoofs you’ll especially enjoy a double spoof - a parody of Dickens’ classic work inside a take-off of the early TV private-eye shows. Every character is a hilarious cartoon-image of a traditional, archetypal character. For instance, there’s Mrs. Bumble, the cruel and selfish head of the orphanage, and Fay Gunn, the leader of the young boy pickpockets. ’Famous’ private eye Chuck Dickens is hired by a wealthy society matron to find the lost orphan Oliver Twist. The PI’s total ineptness is exceeded only by the silly devotion of his adoring Girl Friday. When she and Bill Sikes find Oliver and save him from a life of delinquency, the ’world’s greatest detective,’ Chuck Dickens, once again takes credit for solving the mystery though he contributed nothing but confusion... and loads of silly fun.
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 Peter Pan, 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.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Music & Drama Camp this year will feature two strings tracks this year
- 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||$90||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 2020||$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 2020||$295 (early bird) / $340 (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 January 2020)
- 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.
Maranatha 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.