University of Iowa News Release
May 26, 2005
Local Students Attend All-State Music Camp at University of Iowa
More than 120 talented instrumentalists of high school and junior-high age will participate in the All-State Music Camp June 5-11 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 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus.
Local students from (name of school) attending the camp are (names, grades and instruments listed below):
-- Band students: (list names);
-- Orchestra students: (list names);
As part of the music camp experience, distinguished conductors will lead the ensembles in their rehearsals and the June 11 concert. The Gold Band will be directed by Peter Griffin, assistant director of bands at the University of Illinois. The Black Band will be directed by Thad Driskell, director of bands at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids.
The orchestra will be conducted by William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies at the UI School of Music.
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 musical instruction available at the camp is designed to go beyond that available to students their home schools. In addition to ensemble rehearsals and performances, classes are offered in music theory, music appreciation, class piano, madrigal literature, introduction to electronic music and music computer programs, choral and 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.
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EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that young people from your readership participated in the 2005 All-State Music Camp at the UI School of Music. Information is listed alphabetically by the organization students are participating in -- bands, orchestra and chorus -- and then 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 or voice type. Please note that the information is listed as it came to Arts Center Relations.
ALGONA: Algona High School -- Amanda Bottjen, sophomore, flute; Becca Kent, sophomore, bassoon; Caleb Menke, senior, tuba; Jamie Wiemann, senior, clarinet
AMES: Ames High School -- Courtney Calhoun, sophomore, flute; Lauren Jones, sophomore, flute; Sarah Shin, sophomore, flute
Ames Middle School -- Lauren Schwab, freshman, trumpet
ANKENY: Ankeny High School -- Dean Porter, senior, clarinet
BETTENDORF: Pleasant Valley High School -- Abigail Bruns, junior, trumpet; Marie Roth, junior, clarinet
BURLINGTON: Burlington High School -- Elyssa Henman, sophomore, flute; Ian Noll, senior, percussion; Alisha Orth, sophomore, saxophone; Stephanie Ruberg, junior, oboe; Joshua Waters, sophomore, tuba
CARROLL: Carroll High School -- Zachary Halbur, senior,
CEDAR RAPIDS: Jefferson High School -- Daniel Kleinheinz, senior, trumpet; MacKenize O'Connor, junior, horn
CENTER POINT: Center Point-Urbana High School -- Eva Andersen junior, saxophone
COGGON: Maquoketa Valley High School -- Allison Offerman, senior, oboe
CORALVILLE: Iowa City West High School -- Kathleen Carter, sophomore, clarinet; Amy Gorgone, sophomore, flute; Robbie Medd, sophomore, trombone; James Pitcher, senior, clarinet
Northwest Jr. High School -- Michelle Choi, freshman, flute
Hillside Christian High School -- Julia Janda, eighth grade, clarinet
Regina High School -- Eric Smith, junior, trombone
DENISON: Denison-Schleswig High School -- Kurt Kuker, senior, saxophone
DONAHUE: North Scott Junior High School -- Angelique Nicholson, freshman, percussion
DONNELLSON: Central Lee High School -- Emily Miner, sophomore, clarinet
FAIRFIELD: Fairfield High School -- Boanne MacGregor, sophomore, clarinet;
Fairfield Middle School -- Melaine Roth, freshman, clarinet
FOREST CITY: Forest City High School -- Leighanna Rutt, senior, oboe
IOWA CITY: City High School -- Eleni Achrazoglou, sophomore, clarinet; Sven Hovland, junior, trumpet; Stephanie McDonough, sophomore, flute
Northwest Jr. High School -- Ian Bishop, freshman, bassoon; Sarah Gillespir, freshman, trumpet; Amy McCurdy, freshman, clarinet; Katherine Monson, freshman, horn; James Nichols, eighth grade, tuba; Elena Segre, freshman, euphonium
Regina High School -- Jonathan Berger, sophomore, percussion; Peter Doucette, eighth grade, trumpet; Isaac Doucette, sophomore, percussion; Timothy Horihan, junior, saxophone
Southeast Jr. High School -- Lelia Gessner, eighth grade, clarinet
West High School -- Leah Gilmore, sophomore, flute; Alexis Schulte, junior, trumpet
KENSETT: St. Ansgar High School -- Reid Clagett, freshman, trombone
LE CLAIRE: Pleasant Valley High School -- Charles Paul, sophomore, trombone
MARION: Vernon Middle School -- Elizabeth Smith, freshman, bassoon
MASON CITY: Mason City High School -- Kyle Brennan, junior, trombone; Spencer Dunlap, senior, trumpet
MEDIAPOLIS: Mediapolis High School -- Andrew Langholdt, sophomore, trombone
MONTEZUMA: Montezuma High School -- Robert Ostrem, freshman, saxophone
MONTROSE: Central Lee High School -- Kristen Corns, sophomore, flute
MUSCATINE: Central Middle School -- Jonathan Banko, freshman, trumpet
NEVADA: Nevada Middle School -- Bryanne Presley, eighth grade, oboe
Nevada High School -- Amanda Schuman, sophomore, saxophone
OLLIE: Pekin Community High School -- Matthew Swanson, junior, trumpet
SOLON: Solon Middle School -- Caitlin Elliott, freshman, trumpet; Garrett Funk, freshman, percussion
Kennedy High School -- Ariana McLaughlin, sophomore, saxophone; Solon High School -- Tyler Neucollins, junior, saxophone; Chase Samek, freshman, saxophone; Paul Upmeyer, sophomore, trombone
SPRINGVILLE: Springville High School -- Anna Grimley, sophomore, flute
TIFFIN: West High School -- Peter Kasper, junior, trombone
URBANDALE: Urbandale High School -- David Ferneau, sophomore, trombone; Christopher Haak, junior, bassoon
WASHINGTON: Mid Prairie High School -- Dana Zimmerman, sophomore, oboe
WILLIAMSBURG: Williamsburg High School -- Nicholas Burnham, junior, trombone; Meghan Grobe, senior, flute; Christopher Neumann, sophomore, saxophone; Rose Schmidt, junior, trumpet; Heidi Welsh, junior, horn
WILTON: Wilton High School -- Ann Jennings, sophomore, saxophone; Daniel Jennings, senior, euphonium
TUSCON: Catalina Foothills High School -- Aaron Kirschner, senior, clarinet
PORT ST. LUCIE: Lincoln Park Academy -- Bradley Kusel, sophomore, percussion
BOLINGBROOK: Bolingbrook High School -- Kyle Bender, sophomore, tuba
MOLINE: Moline High School -- Stephanie Mills, junior, flute; Kimberly Spitzfaden, junior, horn
PORT BYRON: United Township High School -- America Bawden, senior, clarinet
SILVIS: United Township High School -- Hannah Woodard, senior, clarinet
POCONO PINES: Home schooled -- Isaac Teeple, graduate, saxophone
AUSTIN: McCallum High School -- Morgan Rawson, sophomore, bassoon
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BURLINGTON: Burlington High School -- Elizabeth Abramsohn, sophomore, viola; James Madison Middle School -- Elizabeth Nash, freshman, cello
CEDAR RAPIDS: Kennedy High School -- James Camp, senior, cello; Miles Kean, sophomore, bass; Kelsey Reeve, junior, violin; Victoria Levasseur, junior, cello; Washington High School -- Matthew Gibson, sophomore, bass
CORALVILLE: Regina High School -- Tanya Schulte, junior, violin
DAVENPORT: Davenport North High School -- James Yackley, senior, viola; Davenport West High School -- Rachel Stalder, senior, cello; Rivermont Collegiate -- Kathryn Croteau, freshman, violin
DECORAH: Decorah High School -- Conner Westby, junior, bass
DUBUQUE: Dubuque Senior High School -- Abigail Roberts, senior, cello
IOWA CITY: City High School -- Emily Artz, sophomore, bass; Taylor Cronbaugh, sophomore, cello; Quinn Knobbe, junior, bass; Sophie Taft, sophomore, viola; Julie Wertz, sophomore, violin
Northwest Junior High School -- Hannah Bartel, freshman, cello
Southeast Junior High School -- Kevin Dibben, freshman, violin; Nathan Giglierano, freshman, violin; Matthew Gosse, freshman, cello; Erik Houston, freshman, viola; Thomas Whittington, freshman, violin; John Wertz, eighth grade, bass
NORTH LIBERTY: Northwest Junior High School -- Ha-Eun Ryu, violin
WEST DES MOINES: Valley Southwoods Freshman High School -- Vanessa Leonard, sophomore, violin
WINDSOR HEIGHTS: Valley Southwoods Freshman High School -- Hillary Korpela, sophomore, violin
OCALA: Vanguard High School -- Richard Amato, senior, violin
PORT ST. LUCIE: Lincoln Park Academy -- Michael Davis, sophomore, violin
ROCK ISLAND: Rock Island High School -- Joseph Newcomb, junior, cello
PENNSYLVANIA: Home schooled -- Janet Teeple, graduate, cello
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