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University of Iowa News Release

June 2, 2006

All-State Music Camp At UI Includes Public Concerts June 13-July 1

The All-State Music Camp, which each summer brings the finest high-school musicians from Iowa and beyond to the University of Iowa School of Music, will include several free, public concerts June 13 through July 1.

The events will be:

-- a UI faculty at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Clapp Recital Hall, featuring Benjamin Coelho, Hannah Holman, John Manning, Tricia Park, Kenneth Tse and Mark Weiger;

-- the Camper Talent Show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 in Clapp;

-- the All-State Music Camp Concert, featuring the orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones; the Adult Band, directed by Don Coffman; the Black Band, led by guest conductor John New; and the Gold Band, led by guest conductor Thomas Leslie; at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in Hancher Auditorium;

-- the Piano Faculty Recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in Clapp;

-- the Percussion Faculty Recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in Clapp;

-- the Percussion Concert/Demonstration at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Clapp;

-- the Piano Concert/Demonstration at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building;

-- a performance by the Jay Foote Sextet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, in Clapp;

-- a performance by the Robin Eubanks Septet at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29 in Clapp, and

-- the All-State Music Camp Jazz Concert, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1 in Clapp.

The All-State Music Camp offers students musical training and experience beyond that available in their home schools, including group instruction, master classes and classroom instruction in most phases of instrumental music. The camp also offers a taste of life on a major university campus. The camp is organized by the band department in the UI School of Music, and the camp director is Kevin Kastens, conductor of the Hawkeye Marching Band.

This year the camp is offered in three sessions: band, orchestra and adult band June 11-17; percussion and piano June 18-23; and jazz ensembles June 25-July 1, in conjunction with the Iowa City Jazz Festival.

In addition to UI faculty members William LaRue Jones, Don Coffman, Dan Moore, James Dreier, Alan Huckleberry, Rene Lecuona and Brent Sandy, camp faculty includes Thomas Leslie, director of bands at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; John New of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional Schools in Massachusetts; Nashville recording artist Mat Britain; Yamaha Sounds of Summer clinician Jim Campbell of the University of Kentucky; and jazz artists Paul Scea, Rich Medd, Steve Grismore, Evan Mazunik and Robin Eubanks.

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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