University of Iowa News Release
July 3, 2006
Local Students Attended Jazz Camp At UI June 25-July 1
More than 55 talented junior-high and high-school students attended the All-State Jazz Camp June 25-July 1 at the University of Iowa School of Music.
Local students from (name of school) who attended the camp are: (names and grades in school).
The All-State Jazz Camp gave students opportunities to interact and perform with professional jazz musicians throughout a week of music-making in small group/combo settings. Areas of study included jazz improvisation, jazz theory, basic arranging skills and the art of jazz listening.
The 2006 faculty included UI jazz faculty members Brent Sandy (trumpet), Steve Grismore (guitar) and Jim Dreier (drums), as well as guests Paul Scea, UI alumnus former UI jazz faculty now teaching at West Virginia University (saxophone); UI alumnus Rich Medd from Iowa City West High School ( trombone); UNI graduate and former UI instructor Mark Urness, now on the faculty of Lawrence University (bass); and UI alumnus Evan Mazunik (piano).
Jazz trombonist Robin Eubanks, one of the leading jazz artists in the country (www.robineubanks.com/) was special guest artists at the camp. Participants in the camp also had the opportunity to interact with the Iowa City Jazz Festival (www.iowacityjazzfestival.com/).
The camp closed with a concert on Saturday, July 1.
More information on the camp and the faculty can be found at www.uiowa.edu/~bands/asmc/
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 2006 All-State Jazz 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, year in school and performance medium. Please note that the information is listed as it came to Arts Center Relations.
AMES: Ames High School -- Spencer Botine, sophomore, saxophone; Anda Tanaka, junior, trumpet
BETTENDORF: Pleasant Valley Jr. High School - Becca Huber, freshman, electric guitar
CEDAR RAPIDS: Washington High School - Jordan Bleau, junior, electric guitar
Xavier High School - Zach Gignac, sophomore, trombone; Jacob Rouse, sophomore, trumpet
CORALVILLE: Northwest Jr. High School - Aaron Sigmund, freshman, trumpet
West High School - Eric Bingham, junior, trumpet; Gabe Medd, sophomore, trumpet; Robbie Medd, junior, trombone; Bentley Wingert, junior, saxophone
DONAHUE: North Scott High School - Angel Nicholson, sophomore, piano; Drew Thompson, senior, trumpet
ELDRIDGE: North Scott Jr. High School - Jerry Davison, freshman, trumpet
FORT MADISON: Fort Madison High School -- Paul C. Collier, junior, trombone
IOWA CITY: City High School -- Austin Bell, sophomore, bass; Isabella Cohen, sophomore, flute; Caitlin Cross, senior, electric guitar; Nathan Giglierano, sophomore, electric guitar; Matt Kusner, senior, trumpet; Ted Ovrom, sophomore, trumpet; Michael Pendergast, senior, percussion; Sky Petersen, junior, percussion; Megan Treloar, senior, trombone
Northwest Jr. High School -- Kaybee Abiose, eighth grade, saxophone; Ben Crouse, freshman, saxophone; Regina Eamonn-Carroll, freshman, saxophone; Chase Garrett, junior, piano; Emiliano Lasansky, eighth grade, electric bass; Justin Moser, eighth grade, saxophone; Curt Oren, freshman, saxophone; Jess Thomas, freshman, trumpet
Southeast Jr. High School - Christina Achrazoglou, freshman, trombone; Lukas Ovrom, freshman, electric bass; John Wertz, freshman, bass
West High School -- Shelly Berkowitz, sophomore, electric bass; Carly Hafner, sophomore, bass; Dan Reck, sophomore, percussion; Leif Rosenquist, senior, saxophone; Elena Segre, sophomore, bass; Kyle Shatzer, junior, percussion; Gray Thomas, junior, saxophone
LONG GROVE: North Scott Jr. High School - Austin Benson, freshman, percussion
MASON CITY: Mason City High School - Topher Dunlap, junior, saxophone
MT. PLEASANT: Mt. Pleasant Community High School - Carrie Vincent, freshman, saxophone
NORTH LIBERTY: Northwest Jr. High School - Eric Marshall, freshman
West High School - Dan Edwards, junior, trombone
SANBORN: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School - Cody Maranell, senior, saxophone
SOLON: Solon High School - Tyler Neucollins, senior, saxophone; Chase Samek, sophomore, saxophone
WELLMAN: Mid Prairie High School - Brian Stout, junior, trombone
WEST DES MOINES: Valley High School - Wyatt Boshart, senior, trumpet
WEST LIBERTY: West Branch High School - Josh Mather, junior, trumpet
WILLIAMSBURG: Williamsburg High School - Sean Burnham, sophomore, saxophone
OMAHA: Westside High School - Bobby Kunkle, junior, piano; Ian Pfeffer, junior, electric guitar
BELLINGHAM: Fairhaven Middle School - James Meintel, freshman, trumpet
SALEM: Bristol Grade School - Nick Manning, eighth grade, trumpet
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