Like many her age, 12-year-old Camryn Magness enjoys playing iPod games, tweeting and watching movies. She would choose science as her favorite subject, but struggles with math.



However, unlike many her age, she is currently in the middle of a five-month long tour with stops at schools across the country to perform her hit songs to nearly 40,000 of her peers.


Like many her age, 12-year-old Camryn Magness enjoys playing iPod games, tweeting and watching movies. She would choose science as her favorite subject, but struggles with math.

However, unlike many her age, she is currently in the middle of a five-month long tour with stops at schools across the country to perform her hit songs to nearly 40,000 of her peers.

“We’re performing at middle schools and junior highs mainly because I’m a junior high student, so it makes sense for me to play for my peers,” said the tween pop sensation, known to her fans as Camryn.

She stopped by Central Junior High School Feb. 1 for three performances during the school’s lunch hours.

Originally from Denver, Camryn got her start as a singer and actress about four years ago after sending a demo to now manager Jeff Pringle.

Since then, Camryn has become a popular young music act. Her debut single “Wait and See” broke into Top 40 radio and the video was played often on Nickelodeon. She accompanied fellow young musical acts Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance on a 2011 national tour and had a role in the film “Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer.” Her new single “Set the Night on Fire,” can be heard on Top 40 radio.

After each performance, Camryn signed posters, T-shirts and CDs for her fans.

Twelve-year-old Trinity Fuller collected autographs on a poster and on the shirt she wore to school. She said she was really excited when she found out Camryn, one of her favorite singers, would make an appearance at CJHS.

“I saw the posters in the hallway at school and I just couldn’t believe she was coming to play here,” the CJHS sixth-grade student said. “Everybody’s having fun and it’s just so cool.”

Camryn said she sees many similarities between herself and her fans.

“I’m their age and I’m sure a lot of us have similar interests,” she said. “But since I am in junior high, I know kids can be mean and you never really know what to expect. As a performer that’s terrifying.”

Despite sharing interests, there are differences between Camryn and those in her audience.  

“Sometimes I feel like I am missing out because I don’t always get the normal school experience,” Camryn said. “I don’t get the dances, but I do feel like I’ve been given some amazing opportunities.”

Camryn attends a school in Los Angeles that has a home school program as well. While on the road, she spends three hours a day focusing on school work. She said squeezing in school work on top of performances, sound checks and interviews is hard. She also misses the comforts of home.

“The first month or so of the tour, we went all around California, so I got to go home a lot,” she said. “Now that we’re out of the state, I fly home on some weekends or my mom or my dad or both of them will fly out on some weekends. It’s definitely hard.”

Despite the sacrifices, Camryn said she is thankful for the opportunities she has had as a star.

“I’m so blessed to have this opportunity and I’m just trying to take every advantage that I can,” she said.