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University of Iowa News Release

June 20, 2006

Local Students Attend Piano Camp At University Of Iowa

Fifteen talented piano students from Iowa, Florida and New York are participating in the All-State Music Camp piano program June 18-23 at the University of Iowa School of Music.

The students in the camp will present a free public concert/demonstration at the end of the week's activities, at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Local students from (name of school) attending the camp are (names, grades and instruments listed below):

Teachers at the camp are UI School of Music faculty members Alan Huckleberry and Rene Lecuona. They will participate in the Piano Camp Faculty Recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in Clapp Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

Campers will be exposed to a wide variety of piano-related topics in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Instruction will include daily piano lessons with Huckleberry and Lecuona, as well as classes in music theory and piano literature. Another highlight will be a course in music technology and composition using the School of Music's new state-of-the-art Roland computerized keyboard lab. Special events will include sessions on piano technology and harpsichord playing.

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. It 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.

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 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, grade in school and instrument. Please note that the information is listed as it came to Arts Center Relations.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Oak Ridge Middle School - Aishwarya Vijay, freshman

CORALVILLE: Northwest Jr. High School - Darin Lee, eighth grade; Sonya Zhu, freshman

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Abraham Lincoln High School - Wyatt Seals, sophomore

IOWA CITY: City High School - Jaye Hobart, senior

Homeschooled - Angelique Van Dorpe, freshman; Rex Van Dorpe, senior,

Regina High School -- Mary Margaret Mallampalli, freshman

Southeast Jr. High School - Derek Schwab, freshman; Emily Fagan, freshman

West High School - Anna Kahn, sophomore; Elena Segre, sophomore

WEST DES MOINES: Valley High School -- Elizabeth Davidson, junior


Port St Lucie: Lincoln Park Academy - Mike Davis, junior


Westport: Westport Central School - Dan Linder, senior,

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,