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University of Iowa News Release


May 25, 2005

Local Students Attend Iowa Summer Music Camp At University Of Iowa

More than 130 talented instrumentalists of high school and junior-high age will participate in the Iowa Summer Music Camp June 10-16 at the University of Iowa School of Music.

The camp's three large ensembles -- two concert bands and an orchestra -- will present a free public concert at the end of the week's activities at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus.

The students come from all across Iowa and eight other states. Local students from (name of school) attending the camp are (names, grades and instruments listed below):

As part of the music camp experience, distinguished conductors will lead the ensembles in their rehearsals and the June 16 concert. Mark Camphouse from George Mason University will direct the Gold Band. Margene Pappas from the Oswego, Ill., Community Schools will direct the Black Band.

William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies at the UI School of Music, will conduct the orchestra.

The Iowa Summer 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 musical instruction available at the camp is designed to go beyond that available to students at their home schools. In addition to ensemble rehearsals and performances, classes are offered in music theory, music appreciation, class piano, introduction to electronic music and music computer programs, instrumental conducting, and double-reed making for oboe and bassoon players.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at

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EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that young people from your readership participated in the 2007 Iowa Summer 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.


Ames: Ames High School -- Lauren Schwab, trumpet, junior

Bettendorf: Bettendorf High School -- Rebekah Byrnes, viola, sophomore; Sarah Mascher, violin, junior; Audrey Thompson, bass, sophomore

Burlington: Burlington Community High School -- Aaron Gaddis, trumpet, senior; Cleo Goeckner, violin, sophomore; Julie Gray, trumpet, senior; Brooke Hendricks, saxophone, senior; Elyssa Henman, flute, senior; Shayla Hopp, saxophone, sophomore; Dione Miller, baritone, senior; Alisha Orth, saxophone, senior; Lindsey Ruberg, horn, sophomore; Julie Seibert, clarinet, junior; Joshua Waters, tuba, senior

Oak Street Middle School - Katherine Otto, bass, freshman; David Su, cello, freshman

Cedar Falls: Cedar Falls High School -- Kiran Gustavson, clarinet, senior

Holmes Jr. High School - Hannah Howland, violin, freshman; Emily Hurban, cello, freshman

Cedar Rapids: Washington High School - Madeline Young, saxophone, sophomore

Centerville: Centerville High School - Christopher Eddy, trombone, senior

Clinton: Clinton High School - Jessica Drobot, bass, senior

Coralville: North Central Jr. High School - Alyssa Adamec, viola, freshman; Curtis Boysen, percussion, freshman; Leah de Matta, clarinet, eighth grade; Matthew Staib, violin, freshman

Northwest Jr. High School - Nickolas Chezum, clarinet, freshman; Tianfang Dai, viola, freshman; Alejandro Garcia-Lair, percussion, eighth grade; Gabriel Garcia-Lair, bass, freshman; Darin Lee, cello, freshman; Emily Medd, horn, eighth grade; Lauren Strug, saxophone, freshman; Hannah Van Housen, bass, freshman

Regina High School - Renee Ratliff, flute, senior

Council Bluffs: Abraham Lincoln High School - Zoe Petersen, horn, senior

Davenport: Bettendorf High School - Elizabeth Knoche, violin, sophomore

West High School - Amanda Loughead, baritone, sophomore

Denison: Denison Community High School - Janae Harlow, clarinet, junior; Courtney Sorensen, clarinet, junior; Emily Wohlers, clarinet, sophomore

Des Moines: Roosevelt High School - William Ramundt, horn, junior

Donnellson: Central Lee High School - Emily Miner, clarinet, senior; Nathan Miner, trumpet, sophomore

Dunkerton: Dunkerton Community School - Kristin Pipho, baritone, junior

Fairfield: Fairfield High School - Michael Magee, percussion, sophomore

Fertile: Forest City High School - Jessica Kleveland, clarinet, junior

Forest City: Forest City High School - Amy Rieffer, clarinet, junior; Natalia Stimac, flute, junior

Harlan: Harlan Community High School - Krista Garrett, clarinet, junior; Lisa Garrett, flute, junior

Iowa City: City High School -- Kamil Anthony, bass, junior; Emily Fagan, viola, sophomore; Lelia Gessner, clarinet, sophomore; Nathaniel Gier, trombone, sophomore; Lukas Ovrom, violin, sophomore; Courtney Richenbacher, percussion, senior; Isabel Shinnick-Gordon, cello, sophomore; Luke Van Fosson, trombone, junior; Julie Wertz, violin, senior; John Wertz, bass, sophomore; William Whiteman, trombone, sophomore

Home Schooled -- Garilee McGlumphry, clarinet, junior

North Central Jr. High School - Jacon Stovall, saxophone, eighth grade

Northeast Jr. High School -- Patrick Tierney, trombone, eighth grade

Northwest Jr. High School - Michael Aitchison, horn, eighth grade; Ella Brown, clarinet, freshman; Joseph Henderson, trumpet, eighth grade; Erica Segre, bass, eighth grade

Southeast Jr. High School -- Jennifer Barnes, flute, freshman; Isabel Carman, cello, eighth grade; Nathaniel Dean, saxophone, freshman; Elizabeth Gosse, flute, freshman; Jena Heise, violin, freshman; Vivian Meade, oboe, eighth grade; Rebecca Russell, cello, freshman; Zane Lubaroff, percussion, freshman

West High School -- Ola Abiose, oboe, sophomore; Ian Bishop, bass, junior; James Nichols, tuba, sophomore; Michelle Park, violin, senior; Jared Payne, clarinet, sophomore; Elena Segre, bass, junior; Kui Tang, violin, sophomore

Jesup: Jesup Community High School -- Luke Gosse, trumpet, eighth grade

Kellogg: Berg Middle School -- Alice Hinshaw, clarinet, freshman

Kensett: St. Ansgar High School -- Reid Clagett, trombone, junior

Leland: Forest City Community High School -- Jeremy Rollefson, clarinet, senior; Justin Rollefson, saxophone, senior

Marengo: Williamsburg High School -- Kylie Day, flute, eighth grade; Shelbie Day, bass, sophomore; Shantel Schwarting, flute, sophomore

Mason City: John Adams Middle School -- Anna Fewins, percussion, freshman

Mason City High School -- Erin Lucas, trumpet, junior

Mt. Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant Community High School -- Carrie Vincent, saxophone, sophomore

Muscatine: Muscatine High School -- Jonathan Banko, trumpet, junior

Nevada: Nevada High School -- Bryanne Presley, oboe, sophomore; Amanda Schuman, saxophone, senior

Newton: Berg Middle School -- Jana Brostrom, violin, freshman

Newton Senior High School -- Abigail Carter, cello, sophomore

North Liberty: North Central Jr. High School - Emily Duncan, flute, eighth grade; Robert Hanson, percussion, eighth grade

Oskaloosa: Oskaloosa Senior High School -- Benjamin Davis, viola, senior

Ottumwa: Ottumwa High School -- Isaac Campbell, horn, junior

Oxford: Williamsburg High School -- Katherine Berry, horn, graduate

Riverside: Northeast Jr. High School -- Andrew Altmaier, cello, eighth grade

Spencer: Spencer High School -- Elise Burnham, clarinet, sophomore; Ashley Kabrick, clarinet, senior

Urbandale: Indian Hills Jr. High School -- Christine Kim, cello, freshman

Urbandale High School -- Daniel Jensen, tuba, sophomore

West Des Moines: Dowling Catholic High School -- Raphael Garza, tuba, sophomore

Valley High School -- Elizabeth Davidson, viola, senior

Williamsburg: Home Schooled - Kenneth Feller, bass, eighth grade

Williamsburg High School -- Nicholas Burnham, trombone, graduate

Wilton: Wilton High School -- Ann Jennings, saxophone, senior

Winterset: Winterset High School -- Chelsea Hill, clarinet, junior


Riverdale: Riverdale High School -- Christina Bailey, flute, senior


Fulton: Fulton High School -- David Olsen, percussion, sophomore

Moline: Moline High School - David Spitzfaden, trombone, sophomore

Rock Island: Rock Island High School -- Deborah Newcomb, bass, sophomore


Muncie: Yorktown High School -- Aaron Lewis, saxophone, junior


Bigelow: Sibley-Ocheyedan High School -- Brandon Brockshus, trombone, junior

Sleepy Eye: St. Mary's Jr-Sr High School - Shawn Jirak, baritone, junior


St Louis: Ladue Middle School - Jocelyn Todd, flute, freshman

Waynesville: Waynesville High School -- Julia Janda, clarinet, sophomore


Whispering Pines: Union Pines High School - Zachary Gumm, baritone, senior


Austin: Hunting-Surrey High School - Morgan Rawson, bass, senior


Hampton: Hampton Roads Academy - Kathryn Croteau, violin, junior

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

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