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June 13, 2011

Second week of UI Summer Music Camps features four public events

The second week of the 2011 University of Iowa Summer Music Camps, for percussionists and pianist (listed below), will feature four free, public events:

--A concert by the piano faculty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Riverside Recital Hall.
--A concert by the percussion faculty at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Band Rehearsal Room of the former Museum of Art, now known as the Music West - Interim Building (MWIB).
--Simultaneous concert/demonstrations at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 featuring the Total Percussion Camp in the Band Rehearsal Room of the MWIB, and the Piano Camp in the Riverside Recital Hall.

UI School of Music faculty members are the coordinators of the camps, Dan Moore for the Total Percussion Camp and Alan Huckleberry for the Piano Camp.

The 59th annual Iowa Summer Music Camps offer students musical training and experience beyond what may available in their home schools, including group instruction, masterclasses, and classroom instruction -- as well as a preview of life on a major university campus.

All musicians who have completed the eighth grade or above may apply, with the recommendation of their instrumental-music teacher.

Students enrolled in the Total Percussion camp will experience a week in the life of the critically acclaimed Iowa Percussion program. Under the leadership of Moore, students will explore a wide variety of topics including world, concert, jazz and marching percussion.

Students will have the opportunity to study and perform with some of the top percussion specialists in the country in an informal atmosphere, including Mat Britain (Nashville recording artist and director of steel bands at Vanderbilt University), Virginia Armstrong (adjunct professor of percussion at the UI), Tom Mackey (Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra) and Oliver Molina (drumline instructor for the Hawkeye Marching Band).

Piano campers will be exposed to a wide variety of piano-related topics in a focused, serious but noncompetitive atmosphere. They will receive daily piano lessons with UI faculty members Alan Huckleberry and Rene Lecuona. Other highlights of the camp include classes in music theory, piano literature, sight-reading and music technology.

The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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For a list of participants in the second week of the UI Summer Music Camp visit,

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