June 18, 2009
Local students attend percussion and piano camp at University of Iowa
Forty-five students from Iowa, Illinois and Florida are participating in the Iowa Summer Music Camp percussion and piano programs June 14-19 at the University of Iowa School of Music.
The students in the camp will present free public concert/demonstrations at the end of the camp at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19. The percussion students will perform in Room 180 of the UI Museum of Art building, and piano students will perform in Macbride Hall Auditorium on the UI Pentacrest. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Local students from (name of school) attending the camps are (names, grades and camp program listed below):
The percussion camp is taught by Dan Moore, area head of percussion in the UI School of Music, and Mat Britain, a Nashville recording artist. Students in the camp explore a wide variety of topics including concert, marching, jazz and world percussion.
Teachers at the piano camp are UI School of Music faculty members Alan Huckleberry and Rene Lecuona. Campers receive daily piano lessons with Huckleberry and Lecuona as attend classes in music theory and piano literature.
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 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 piano or percussion programs of the 2009 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 the specific camp they are attending.
Altoona: Southeast Polk Jr. High School - Hope Metts, freshman, percussion
Amana: Clear Creek Amana High School - Alex Hamilton, junior, percussion
Ankeny: Ankeny High School - William Xie, junior, piano
Bettendorf: Pleasant Valley High School - Paolo Mondadori, senior, piano
Pleasant Valley Jr. High School -- Kevin Li, freshman, piano
Burlington: James Madison Middle School - Rachel Schupick, freshman, piano
Cedar Rapids: Linn Mar High School - Kyle Schellhorn, junior, percussion
Trinity Lutheran School - Nathan Benya, freshman, percussion
Coralville: North Central Jr. High School -Zach Miller, freshman, percussion
Northwest Jr. High School - HaRin Lee, freshman, piano
West High School - Curtis Boysen, junior, percussion; Tom Elleson, sophomore, percussion; Al Garcia-Lair, sophomore, percussion
Davenport: Sudlow Intermediate School - Albert Chen, eighth grade, piano
Decorah: Decorah High School - Erik Bay, senior, percussion
Fulton: Fulton High School - David Olsen, senior, percussion
Independence: Independence High School - Tony Barker, senior, piano
Iowa City: City High School - Zane Lubaroff, freshman, percussion; Kelly McNeilly, sophomore, piano; Rebecca Russell, junior, piano; Derek Schwab, senior, piano
West High School - Erica Segre, sophomore, piano
Northwest Jr. High School -- Ryan Craven, freshman, percussion; Jon Ealy, eighth grade, percussion; Gil Phelps, freshman, percussion; Shirley Wang, eighth grade, piano
South East Jr. High School - Will Lubaroff, sophomore, piano; Matt Ronnfeldt, freshman, piano
West Branch High School - Brianna De Jong, sophomore, piano
West High School - Andre De Groot, junior, percussion; Joe Henderson, sophomore, piano; Nick Mirr, sophomore, percussion
Kellogg: Lynnville-Sully High School - Sam Wenndt, junior, percussion
Lancaster: Schyler R-1 High School - Ben Gibson, graduate, percussion
Lowden: North Cedar Middle School - Andy Middler, eighth grade, percussion
Marion: homeschooled - Alyssa Yarbrough, junior, piano
North Liberty: West High School - Sam O'Brien, freshman, percussion
Preston: Fillmore Central High School - Jamie Mathison, junior, percussion
Sioux City: North High School -- Neil Vezeau, sophomore, percussion
Swea City: North Sentral Kossuth High School - Alex Johnson, senior, percussion
West Branch: West Branch High School - Molly Whiteside, senior, percussion
West Des Moines: Valley High School - Tessa Johnson, junior, piano
Takashi Yanagi, sophomore, piano
Orlando: Carl Sandberg High School - Becky Maher, graduate, percussion
Elmhurst: Yorn High School - Lauren Mola, junior, percussion
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