CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 7, 2002
Local students will attend percussion camp at the University of Iowa June
Some 23 talented junior-high and high-school students are scheduled to attend
the All-State Percussion Camp June 16-21 at the University of Iowa School
of Music. Local students from (name of school) attending the camp are: (names,
grades in school, and instruments).
Students attending the camp had the opportunity to select either the marching
percussion, or drumline, track of the camp, or the world percussion track,
which included steel band techniques, hand drumming, ethnic percussion, percussion
All students attending the camp will participate in the final concert, at
7 p.m. Friday, June 21, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus. The concert
is free and open to the public.
The percussion camp coordinator was Dan Moore, who teaches percussion at
the UI School of Music. The All-State Music Camp is sponsored by the UI School
of Music and directed by Kevin Kastens, who also directs the UI Hawkeye Marching
Band. Each camp offers a variety of musical experiences for talented young
musicians who have completed grades 8-12. All participants were recommended
by their school music teachers.
An internationally known percussionist, composer and teacher, Moore has experience
from concert to marching percussion, and from jazz to classical styles. Performing
all aspects of percussion, including keyboard percussion, drum set, ethnic
and multi-percussion, he is considered a total percussionist.
Moore joined the UI music faculty in 1996. Only the second full-time professor
of percussion at the UI, he succeeded Thomas L. Davis, who taught percussion
at the UI for more than 35 years. He is a performing artist for the Yamaha
Corporation of America, Sabian Ltd., and Innovative Percussion. He has written
for Jazz Player, Sticks and Mallets and Percussive Notes magazines.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that young people from your readership
participated in the 2002 All-State Music Camp at the UI School of Music. Information
is listed alphabetically by town and high school, with Iowa towns listed first.
After the town names, the name of the schools appear, followed by students
names, instrument and grade in school. Please note that the information is
listed as it came to Arts Center Relations.
BLUE GRASS: Davenport West High School -- Christopher Barngrover, sophomore,
CENTRAL CITY: Alburnett High School -- Jason Gritton, sophomore, snares
DES MOINES: Lincoln High School -- Timothy Brower, sophomore, snares; Brody
Ross, senior, tenors
ELDRIDGE: North Scott High School -- Jessica Viner, junior
IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE: City High School -- Joshua Beckerman, sophomore, percussion;
Brian Boese, junior, snares; William Carrillo, sophomore, percussion; Colin
Richenbacher, sophomore, percussion
Northwest Jr. High School -- Matthew Drees, freshman; percussion; David Gugliano,
freshman, drum set; Kevin Ozeroff, freshman, drum set
Southeast Jr. High School -- Caitlin Averkamp, freshman, percussion; Hannah
Cates, freshman, drums; Tait Peterson, eighth grade, drum set
West High School -- Emily Ginsberg, senior, other
MARSHALLTOWN: Marshalltown High School -- Alicia Hagen, junior, quads
NORWALK: Abraham Lincoln High School -- David Schroeder, sophomore, tenors
RIVERSIDE: Highland High School -- John Ruth, sophomore, snares
West High School -- Deborah Bayliss, junior, tenors
URBANDALE: Urbandale High School -- Marie Rice, junior, other
WAUCOMA: Turkey Valley High School -- Jennifer Jirak, senior, other
WELLMAN: Mid-Prairie High School -- Joe Stutzman, junior, snares