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University of Iowa News Release

June 16, 2003

Local Student Will Attend Percussion Camp At University of Iowa

Twenty-five talented junior-high and high-school students are scheduled to attend the All-State Percussion Camp June 22-27 at the University of Iowa School of Music.

Local students from (name of school) attending the camp are: (names and grades in school).

All students attending the camp will participate in the final concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Students enrolled in the All-State Percussion Camp have the opportunity to select either the Marching Percussion (drumline) track or the World Percussion track (steel band techniques, hand drumming, ethnic percussion, percussion ensemble literature). Professional percussionist Mat Britain and marching percussion specialist Dennis DeLucia will serve as guest clinicians. The camp is part of the Yamaha "Sounds of Summer" national clinics.

The Percussion Camp coordinator is Dan Moore, head of the percussion area at the UI School of Music. An internationally known percussionist, composer and teacher, Moore has experience from concert to marching percussion, and from jazz to classical styles. Performing all aspects of percussion, including keyboard percussion, drum set, ethnic and multi-percussion, he is considered a "total percussionist."

As a soloist, Moore has developed a unique new style of marimba performance, using a MIDI set-up that allows him to create layers of electronically triggered and natural acoustic sounds. For the past 12 years he has toured as a member of the Britain/Moore Duo, whose CD "Cricket City" has been described by Pan-lime Magazine as "a brilliant collage of pan-marimba pieces."

Moore joined the UI music faculty in 1996. Only the second full-time professor of percussion at the UI, he succeeded Thomas L. Davis, who taught percussion at the UI for more than 35 years. He is a performing artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America, Sabian Ltd., and Innovative Percussion. He has written for Jazz Player, Sticks and Mallets and Percussive Notes magazines.

Britain has pursued his love of percussion from the plains of Kansas to the island of Trinidad. He frequently travels to Trinidad where he performs with the Amoco Renegades Steel Band at the prestigious Panorama Festival. Living in Nashville, Tenn., he leads his popular steel band "Deep Grooves" and is also active in the recording industry. His recorded efforts are heard on episodes of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," on jingles, and on award-winning records ranging from Children's albums to the latest Nashville releases.

From 1996 through 1999, Britain was percussionist with Grammy Award-winning Country/Pop artist Lee Greenwood. He has the musical distinction of being the first percussionist to grace the famous Grand Ole' Opry stage. He is a clinician for Innovative Percussion, Panyard Inc., Pearl Percussion, XL Protechtor Cases, and Zildjian Cymbals.

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EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that young people from your readership participated in the 2003 All-State Percussion 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 and year in school. Please note that the information is listed as it came to Arts Center Relations.

IOWA
CEDAR RAPIDS: Xavier High School -- Lauren Squires, senior
DES MOINES: Abraham Lincoln High School -David Abbott, junior; Timothy Brower, junior
IOWA CITY: Regina High School - Isaac Doucette, eighth grade
Southeast Jr. High School -- Levi Sedlacek, eighth grade
West High School - Matthew Drees, sophomore; Kristian Garrett, sophomore; David Gugliano, sophomore; Matthew Mehr, junior; Kevin Ozeroff, sophomore; Donald Schultz, junior
LAKE MILLS: Lake Mills Community School -- Allen Mannes, freshman
MAQUOKETA: Maquoketa High School -- Isaac Miller, junior
MARION: Xavier High School -- David Andrews, senior; Spencer Wilken, senior
PALO: Xavier High School -- Steven Kilpatrick, senior
RIVERSIDE: Highland High School -- John Ruth, junior
SOLON: Solon High School -- Jacob Muhle, junior
SWISHER: Prairie High School -- Scott Jennerjohn, sophomore
WATERLOO: Columbus High School -- Jared Steimel, junior
WEST BRANCH: West Branch High School -- Matthew Nagel, junior

ILLINOIS
PALATINE: William Fremd High School -- Michael Butler, sophomore; James Critchfield, junior

NORTH DAKOTA
JAMESTOWN: Jamestown Senior High School -- Matthew Sheppard, senior

VIRGINIA
FAIRFAX: Robinson Middle School - Tristan Remsema, freshman

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, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu