July 20-24, 2020

Thursday Lunch Concert & Festival Winds Concert

Gala Concert Day! Friday Performances by all the Summer Music Groups

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July 20-24, 2020

Thursday Lunch Concert & Festival Winds Concert

Gala Concert Day! Friday Performances by all the Summer Music Groups

Summer Music Faculty

Summer Music Faculty

Main Faculty



Artistic Director and Registrar - Kim Lake

Kim Lake is an alumni camper at Summer Music and currently lives in Saugeen Shores. She is presently a music teacher in the Blue Water District School Board. Kim is an accomplished violinist, holds an Honours BA (Music) from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Teaching from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.


Assistant to the Artistic Director - Don Burns


Assistant to the Artistic Director - Lauren Helmer

Lauren  Helmer is a Director of Bands at Eastwood Collegiate Institute  in Kitchener, ON where she directs the Junior Concert Winds, and the “Soul Rebels” Jr. Jazz Band. Previously, Lauren conducted the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band at Preston High  School in Cambridge, ON. She taught at PHS from 2012-2018. She was the associate principal trombonist and 2nd trombonist of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for 8 years before joining the Stratford Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

Lauren is an active Canadian Army  Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander of the internationally honoured Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band since 2007. Lauren spent four summers performing with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa, from 2007-2010. Currently,

 Lauren holds the position of Assistant Conductor of the KW Youth Concert Band. When she is not teaching, Lauren enjoys performing with local ensembles, big bands, and brass groups, just to name a few. Lauren holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Education from  Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.


Facilities Coordinator - Dave Wenn


Recreation Director - Tanya Weichel


Sound Technician - Bryan Mombourquette

Born and raised in Southampton, Ontario, Bryan is currently working as a technician for the Unifor Family Education Center. He is a free-lance sound technician, actively employed by local AV and production companies, including Gary Byers Sound and Lighting. Bryan has gained incredible knowledge and experience of sound by working with such groups as Walk Off The Earth, Sloan, David Usher and Rita McNeil.

Artistic Director and Registrar - Kim Lake

Kim Lake is an alumni camper at Summer Music and currently lives in Saugeen Shores. She is presently a music teacher in the Blue Water District School Board. Kim is an accomplished violinist, holds an Honours BA (Music) from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Teaching from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Assistant to the Artistic Director - Don Burns

Assistant to the Artistic Director - Lauren Helmer

Lauren  Helmer is a Director of Bands at Eastwood Collegiate Institute  in Kitchener, ON where she directs the Junior Concert Winds, and the “Soul Rebels” Jr. Jazz Band. Previously, Lauren conducted the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band at Preston High  School in Cambridge, ON. She taught at PHS from 2012-2018. She was the associate principal trombonist and 2nd trombonist of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for 8 years before joining the Stratford Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

Lauren is an active Canadian Army  Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander of the internationally honoured Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band since 2007. Lauren spent four summers performing with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa, from 2007-2010. Currently,

 Lauren holds the position of Assistant Conductor of the KW Youth Concert Band. When she is not teaching, Lauren enjoys performing with local ensembles, big bands, and brass groups, just to name a few. Lauren holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Education from  Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.

Facilities Coordinator - Dave Wenn

Recreation Director - Tanya Weichel

Sound Technician - Bryan Mombourquette

Born and raised in Southampton, Ontario, Bryan is currently working as a technician for the Unifor Family Education Center. He is a free-lance sound technician, actively employed by local AV and production companies, including Gary Byers Sound and Lighting. Bryan has gained incredible knowledge and experience of sound by working with such groups as Walk Off The Earth, Sloan, David Usher and Rita McNeil.

Choral



 - Diane Eaton

Diane Eaton Diane has enjoyed community work since her teen years - in music, drama, children's programs, seniors' work, school, church, writing, and more. Besides teaching piano, she has been accompanist for various choirs, often with top-notch choral directors. Sometimes she performs with her husband, Tim Eaton, an accomplished trumpet player. They live in Paisley, Ont. Currently she plays keyboard and percussion in the Georgian Bay Symphony and the Southampton Community Band.


 - Amie Debrone

Amie Debrone holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and has also completed musical theatre and voice programs at The Banff Centre and NYU. She has performed with Drayton Entertainment, Arcady, the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and more. Amie has a private teaching studio and works with many groups as a coach and mentor to singers, actors and dancers of all ages.


Tammy Whetham - Tammy Whetham

Tammy Whetham’s love and passion for storytelling has taken her down many avenues as a singer, actor, dancer, voice-artist, and educator. Tammy holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in voice from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has attended the Banff Professional Musical Theatre Training Intensive (2012, 2013) and the NYU Steinhardt: Summer Study in Musical Theatre (2009). Tammy most recently presented her vintage cabaret show, Rock the Bop at the KW Jazz Room and Toronto’s Cadillac Lounge where she performed music by her favourite female artists of the 50’s and 60’s. In 2018, Tammy played the role of Alice in a pantomime production of Alice in Wonderland with Diversified Theatre and in the fall of 2017, she had the pleasure of performing in the New Sunshine Festival’s production of Wild Blue Yonder. A few past performance highlights include singing in the chorus for Josh Groban’s Stages tour at the Sony Centre and traveling across the globe at sea with Japan Cruise Line.  As a member of the ensemble Arcady, Tammy performs regularly under the direction of composer/conductor Ronald Beckett. With Confidential Musical Theatre Project she performed the role of Fay Apple in Anyone Can Whistle and Kate Murphy in Titanic.  Other stage credits include, Amber in Hairspray, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Jane in Two & Two Make Sex, Heather in Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Shelley in Batboy, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown.

Tammy has studied voice pedagogy with Jeanie LoVetri through Somatic Voicework℠ The LoVetri Method (2012) from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University.  She has also studied voice pedagogy with Dr. Brian Gill at the NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive (2015). She is in high demand as a voice teacher for her passion and understanding of the voice. Her teaching has lead to directing children’s musical theatre programs and presenting performance and audition masterclasses. Along with her colleague Amie Debrone, Tammy teaches a voice pedagogy workshop called Belting is Your Birthright.

Tammy currently teaches from her private studios in Cambridge and Toronto and at Bravo Academy of the Performing Arts. Tammy is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. As an adjudicator and juror, Tammy has worked for organizations and festivals such as the Merriam Music Festival, Ontario Arts Council, Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing – Student Auditions.

 - Diane Eaton

Diane Eaton Diane has enjoyed community work since her teen years - in music, drama, children's programs, seniors' work, school, church, writing, and more. Besides teaching piano, she has been accompanist for various choirs, often with top-notch choral directors. Sometimes she performs with her husband, Tim Eaton, an accomplished trumpet player. They live in Paisley, Ont. Currently she plays keyboard and percussion in the Georgian Bay Symphony and the Southampton Community Band.

 - Amie Debrone

Amie Debrone holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and has also completed musical theatre and voice programs at The Banff Centre and NYU. She has performed with Drayton Entertainment, Arcady, the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and more. Amie has a private teaching studio and works with many groups as a coach and mentor to singers, actors and dancers of all ages.

Tammy Whetham - Tammy Whetham

Tammy Whetham’s love and passion for storytelling has taken her down many avenues as a singer, actor, dancer, voice-artist, and educator. Tammy holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in voice from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has attended the Banff Professional Musical Theatre Training Intensive (2012, 2013) and the NYU Steinhardt: Summer Study in Musical Theatre (2009). Tammy most recently presented her vintage cabaret show, Rock the Bop at the KW Jazz Room and Toronto’s Cadillac Lounge where she performed music by her favourite female artists of the 50’s and 60’s. In 2018, Tammy played the role of Alice in a pantomime production of Alice in Wonderland with Diversified Theatre and in the fall of 2017, she had the pleasure of performing in the New Sunshine Festival’s production of Wild Blue Yonder. A few past performance highlights include singing in the chorus for Josh Groban’s Stages tour at the Sony Centre and traveling across the globe at sea with Japan Cruise Line.  As a member of the ensemble Arcady, Tammy performs regularly under the direction of composer/conductor Ronald Beckett. With Confidential Musical Theatre Project she performed the role of Fay Apple in Anyone Can Whistle and Kate Murphy in Titanic.  Other stage credits include, Amber in Hairspray, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Jane in Two & Two Make Sex, Heather in Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Shelley in Batboy, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown.

Tammy has studied voice pedagogy with Jeanie LoVetri through Somatic Voicework℠ The LoVetri Method (2012) from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University.  She has also studied voice pedagogy with Dr. Brian Gill at the NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive (2015). She is in high demand as a voice teacher for her passion and understanding of the voice. Her teaching has lead to directing children’s musical theatre programs and presenting performance and audition masterclasses. Along with her colleague Amie Debrone, Tammy teaches a voice pedagogy workshop called Belting is Your Birthright.

Tammy currently teaches from her private studios in Cambridge and Toronto and at Bravo Academy of the Performing Arts. Tammy is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. As an adjudicator and juror, Tammy has worked for organizations and festivals such as the Merriam Music Festival, Ontario Arts Council, Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing – Student Auditions.

Conductors



Festival Winds - David Leach

David A. Leach has been Director of Bands at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School since 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied conducting with Professor Russell Reed and Dr. Max Plank. He began his teaching career at Ypsilanti High School in 1988 and spent fourteen years there before coming to Ann Arbor. He was appointed Chair of the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Department in 2006, and Fine Arts Department Chair in 2013.  

Leach sustains the long tradition of quality performance and repertoire in the Pioneer Bands. During his eleven years at Pioneer, his Symphony and Concert Bands have received consistent top ratings at district and national festivals. His Symphony, Concert, and Jazz Bands have won overall festival championships at every national event entered. Leach wrote curriculum for and introduced a ninth-grade Jazz Lab, increased student numbers, and enhanced his students’ personal success in music with a high percentage of his graduates going on to study for careers in music education and performance. Under his baton, the Pioneer Symphony Band has performed twice at Carnegie Hall, the Mid-Europe Music Conference in Schladming, Austria and performed on tour in China. In 2014 and 2016 the Pioneer Symphony was selected a New Music National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors project.  

Leach has served on the executive board of MSBOA’s District XII as Secretary, Vice-President of Adjudication, Vice-President of Band & Orchestra, President, and is currently serving as 1st past-President; He has been an active member of MSBOA since 1988. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, and The American School Band Director’s Association. He has been included five times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. The University of Michigan chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia honored him in 2000 with the Pendleton Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in music education. He has been nominated four times for Disney’s American Teacher Award, and has received honors from the United States Marine Corps for sending his students to the Marine bands, including two to the Commandant’s Own Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He was the 2006 and 2010 MSBOA District XII Band Teacher of the Year, and in 2014 and 2017 was a GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator of the Year quarter-finalists. Leach is currently the winds and percussion coach for the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has directed the Festival (faculty) Winds at the Southampton Summer Music Camp since 2013.  

Mr. Leach has won the praise of international composers such as Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Thomas Duffy, Alfred Reed, Jan Van der Roost and others for his insightful conducting of their compositions. Mr. Leach has attended the Wind Conducting Symposium with John L. Whitwell and studied conducting with the University of Michigan Director of Bands Michael Haithcock, and Maestro Michael Adleson; former conductor with the New York Philharmonic.  

Mr. Leach is a proud member of the Pioneer High School Music Department, which has earned GRAMMY Signature School honors during his tenure there. In 2002 and 2003, the department placed in the top 40 schools in the nation. In 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2015 the department achieved GRAMMY Signature School Gold status as one of the top two public high school music programs in the nation. In 2006 and 2011 the Pioneer Music Department was named the National GRAMMY Signature School as the top public high school music program in the nation, making it the first program ever honored twice by the GRAMMY Foundation. Currently, Mr. Leach is a member of the GRAMMY Museums Music Educator Award screening panel; tasked with selecting candidates for the GRAMMY Teacher of the Year finalists. 


Junior Band - Terry McConnell

Terry McConnell, B.Mus., B. Ed. is a composer/arranger, vocalist, low brass player (tuba/euphonium), photographer, actor and teacher. He regularly performs with the Ebytown Brass, the Chatham Concert Band and the Occasional Five Plus One Brass Sextet.

He led dynamic instrumental and vocal programming at Blenheim District High School for 30.5 years in addition to teaching other subjects. Terry has acted as musical director in more than 20 shows with Theatre Kent, Good Times Productions and BDHS productions. His acting endeavours include singing roles such as Dr. Scott from the Korda production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Mr. Fezziwig in The Lost and Found Theatre production of “A Dicken’s Christmas Carol”, improvised roles in many murder mysteries and His Majesty’s Feasts around southern Ontario, and many roles with the Purple Theatre Company of Windsor. In the latter’s production of “The Man Who Fell in Love with the Tuba”, he acted in the main role in addition to being the inspiration for the play! 



Intermediate Band - Ryan Meeboer

Ryan Meeboer is a music educator, who obtained his degree through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. As a composer, he has written and arranged many pieces for concert band, jazz band, and small ensembles. His young band pieces, including 'Last Voyage of the Queen Anne's Revenge' and 'Through the Eye of the Storm', have been well received by performers, educators, and audiences, and some of his pieces have been found on festival syllabuses.  As a performer, he has had experience in several groups, including concert and stage bands, chamber choir, vocal jazz ensemble, acoustic duets, and the Hamilton based swing group, 'The Main Swing Connection'.

Ryan began studying music at the age of seven through private guitar lessons. During his years in elementary and secondary school, he gained experience in several families of instruments. Focusing on music education and theory (including composition and orchestration), he attended McMaster University to achieve his honours degree in music. Ryan is currently a teacher at Alexander's Public School in Burlington, Ontario, where he continues his practices in composing and arranging.


Senior Band - Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell a self-proclaimed high school "edutainer," currently teaches instrumental and vocal music at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, one of the largest and most musically diverse music programs in Simcoe County. He also the Regional Festival Director for MusicFest Canada's Collingwood Regional Festival held at CCI. Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist and holds his Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance. In addition to conducting a number of award winning ensembles Aaron currently holds the position of Artistic Director for the Sound Investment Community Choir in Collingwood. Aaron has worked as a Worship Director at churches throughout Central and Southern Ontario. He also performs regularly with local big bands and brass bands when the opportunity arises. He is excited to be sharing his passion for music education in this fantastic camp!

Festival Winds - David Leach

David A. Leach has been Director of Bands at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School since 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied conducting with Professor Russell Reed and Dr. Max Plank. He began his teaching career at Ypsilanti High School in 1988 and spent fourteen years there before coming to Ann Arbor. He was appointed Chair of the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Department in 2006, and Fine Arts Department Chair in 2013.  

Leach sustains the long tradition of quality performance and repertoire in the Pioneer Bands. During his eleven years at Pioneer, his Symphony and Concert Bands have received consistent top ratings at district and national festivals. His Symphony, Concert, and Jazz Bands have won overall festival championships at every national event entered. Leach wrote curriculum for and introduced a ninth-grade Jazz Lab, increased student numbers, and enhanced his students’ personal success in music with a high percentage of his graduates going on to study for careers in music education and performance. Under his baton, the Pioneer Symphony Band has performed twice at Carnegie Hall, the Mid-Europe Music Conference in Schladming, Austria and performed on tour in China. In 2014 and 2016 the Pioneer Symphony was selected a New Music National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors project.  

Leach has served on the executive board of MSBOA’s District XII as Secretary, Vice-President of Adjudication, Vice-President of Band & Orchestra, President, and is currently serving as 1st past-President; He has been an active member of MSBOA since 1988. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, and The American School Band Director’s Association. He has been included five times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. The University of Michigan chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia honored him in 2000 with the Pendleton Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in music education. He has been nominated four times for Disney’s American Teacher Award, and has received honors from the United States Marine Corps for sending his students to the Marine bands, including two to the Commandant’s Own Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He was the 2006 and 2010 MSBOA District XII Band Teacher of the Year, and in 2014 and 2017 was a GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator of the Year quarter-finalists. Leach is currently the winds and percussion coach for the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has directed the Festival (faculty) Winds at the Southampton Summer Music Camp since 2013.  

Mr. Leach has won the praise of international composers such as Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Thomas Duffy, Alfred Reed, Jan Van der Roost and others for his insightful conducting of their compositions. Mr. Leach has attended the Wind Conducting Symposium with John L. Whitwell and studied conducting with the University of Michigan Director of Bands Michael Haithcock, and Maestro Michael Adleson; former conductor with the New York Philharmonic.  

Mr. Leach is a proud member of the Pioneer High School Music Department, which has earned GRAMMY Signature School honors during his tenure there. In 2002 and 2003, the department placed in the top 40 schools in the nation. In 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2015 the department achieved GRAMMY Signature School Gold status as one of the top two public high school music programs in the nation. In 2006 and 2011 the Pioneer Music Department was named the National GRAMMY Signature School as the top public high school music program in the nation, making it the first program ever honored twice by the GRAMMY Foundation. Currently, Mr. Leach is a member of the GRAMMY Museums Music Educator Award screening panel; tasked with selecting candidates for the GRAMMY Teacher of the Year finalists. 

Junior Band - Terry McConnell

Terry McConnell, B.Mus., B. Ed. is a composer/arranger, vocalist, low brass player (tuba/euphonium), photographer, actor and teacher. He regularly performs with the Ebytown Brass, the Chatham Concert Band and the Occasional Five Plus One Brass Sextet.

He led dynamic instrumental and vocal programming at Blenheim District High School for 30.5 years in addition to teaching other subjects. Terry has acted as musical director in more than 20 shows with Theatre Kent, Good Times Productions and BDHS productions. His acting endeavours include singing roles such as Dr. Scott from the Korda production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Mr. Fezziwig in The Lost and Found Theatre production of “A Dicken’s Christmas Carol”, improvised roles in many murder mysteries and His Majesty’s Feasts around southern Ontario, and many roles with the Purple Theatre Company of Windsor. In the latter’s production of “The Man Who Fell in Love with the Tuba”, he acted in the main role in addition to being the inspiration for the play! 


Intermediate Band - Ryan Meeboer

Ryan Meeboer is a music educator, who obtained his degree through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. As a composer, he has written and arranged many pieces for concert band, jazz band, and small ensembles. His young band pieces, including 'Last Voyage of the Queen Anne's Revenge' and 'Through the Eye of the Storm', have been well received by performers, educators, and audiences, and some of his pieces have been found on festival syllabuses.  As a performer, he has had experience in several groups, including concert and stage bands, chamber choir, vocal jazz ensemble, acoustic duets, and the Hamilton based swing group, 'The Main Swing Connection'.

Ryan began studying music at the age of seven through private guitar lessons. During his years in elementary and secondary school, he gained experience in several families of instruments. Focusing on music education and theory (including composition and orchestration), he attended McMaster University to achieve his honours degree in music. Ryan is currently a teacher at Alexander's Public School in Burlington, Ontario, where he continues his practices in composing and arranging.

Senior Band - Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell a self-proclaimed high school "edutainer," currently teaches instrumental and vocal music at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, one of the largest and most musically diverse music programs in Simcoe County. He also the Regional Festival Director for MusicFest Canada's Collingwood Regional Festival held at CCI. Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist and holds his Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance. In addition to conducting a number of award winning ensembles Aaron currently holds the position of Artistic Director for the Sound Investment Community Choir in Collingwood. Aaron has worked as a Worship Director at churches throughout Central and Southern Ontario. He also performs regularly with local big bands and brass bands when the opportunity arises. He is excited to be sharing his passion for music education in this fantastic camp!

Instrumental



Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Eric Probst

Eric Probst moved to Kitchener in 2017 after completing a Master of Music in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was also Principal Tuba of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Eric also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, and attended the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship. As a native of the Greater Toronto Area, Eric has worked as a freelance tuba player and military musician, performing most often with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band, the Weston Silver Band of Toronto, and the Brassroots of London. Eric has also been tuba faculty at music camps, such as Interprovincial Music Camp, and regularly teaches at high schools as a brass clinician.

As a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces, Eric has taught tuba at the Canadian Forces School of Music (CFB Borden), and has spent 11 summers in Ottawa performing with The Band of The Ceremonial Guard for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony in many various roles, including Group Sergeant, Assistant Drum Major, and is currently the Assistant Band Sergeant Major. He has also performed with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton, and currently belongs to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry of Hamilton, Ontario.


Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Carina Lam

Carina Lam is the first Canadian euphoniumist to study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). She attained her Master's degree in EuphoniumPerformance under the tutelage of world-renowned soloist, Steven Mead. Carina completed her Honours Bachelor degree in Music Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, after which she received a Bachelor in Education at the University of Toronto and became a certified teacher. She has been a member in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry(RHLI), where she performed for notable figures such as Her Majesty the Queen, the Emperor the Japan, and the Prime Minister of Canada. While deciding to specialize in music education, performance remained a major priority for Carina and she decided to pursue a Masters at the RNCM to explore the diversity of music that the brass band world has to offer in the United Kingdom. Both in the UK and at home, Carina has performed with and been featured as a soloist with numerous well-respected ensembles. While at the RNCM, Carina won the Terence Nagle Prize in the RNCM Solo Competition performing a piece that she commissioned, which was published shortly after it was premiered. She presented at the International Women's Brass Conference in 2017. Carina is the Artistic Director of the Toronto Tuba Euphonium Symposium (TOTES), which was piloted in March 2018. Currently, she performs throughout the Greater Toronto Area, as a member of the Euba Quartet, the RHLI Band, and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Carina is also a Buffet Crampon/Besson Artist and a LeFreQue Artist.


Brass - French Horn - Bethany Curley

Bethany Curley is freelance artist in the greater Toronto area. She is a former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Bethany holds a Master of Music (Horn Performance) and is a graduate of the Glenn Gould School of Music.


Brass - Trombone - Lauren Helmer

Lauren  Helmer is a Director of Bands at Eastwood Collegiate Institute  in Kitchener, ON where she directs the Junior Concert Winds, and the “Soul Rebels” Jr. Jazz Band. Previously, Lauren conducted the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band at Preston High  School in Cambridge, ON. She taught at PHS from 2012-2018. She was the associate principal trombonist and 2nd trombonist of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for 8 years before joining the Stratford Symphony Orchestra in 2012.
Lauren is an active Canadian Army  Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander of the internationally honoured Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band since 2007. Lauren spent four summers performing with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa, from 2007-2010. Currently,
 Lauren holds the position of Assistant Conductor of the KW Youth Concert Band. When she is not teaching, Lauren enjoys performing with local ensembles, big bands, and brass groups, just to name a few. Lauren holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Education from  Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.


Brass - Trombone - Vanessa Fralick

Vanessa Fralick is the Associate Principal Trombone of the Toronto Symphony. An active educator, Vanessa is on faculty at the University of Toronto, the National Music Camp of Canada, and is the brass coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Vanessa also performs frequently as a soloist, most recently as a guest artist at the 2016 International Trombone Festival in New York City and the 2015 American Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. She has won first prize in several major competitions, including the 2012 Elora Festival Competition, 2011 Montreal Symphony Concerto Competition and 2010 Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition, where she also performed as a guest artist at the International Women's Brass Conference. In 2009 she won concerto competitions both at Juilliard and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.


Brass - Trumpet - Chris Cigolea


Brass - Trumpet - Margaret Wolfe

Margaret Wolfe obtained her Bachelor of Music Performance and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. She is a freelance trumpet player in Toronto and plays in numerous brass ensembles, chamber orchestras and pit orchestras for operas and musicals. She is currently a school administrator and has worked with staff and students in the Toronto District School Board for the past 27 years. She has taught at numerous music camps in Ontario and Nova Scotia. She is delighted to be at the Southampton Summer Music Camp.


Brass - Trumpet - Neil Hunter

A native of British Columbia, Neil attended the University of British Columbia where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree on trumpet, maintaining cello as his second instrument. He followed his music degree with teacher training, also at UBC. He attended summer music programs at the Courtenay Youth Music Centre, the Banff Centre (with the Canadian Brass), and the Aspen Festival. 
In 1983, Neil moved to Toronto to take up a position as Production Assistant/Youth Orchestra Manager with the Toronto Symphony. Returning to teaching with the Scarborough Board of Education, he taught Computers, Band and Strings, conducted the All-City Symphony Orchestra, the All-City Concert Band, and instructed at the Scarborough Music Camp. After a 31-year teaching career Neil retired fromTrinity College School, where he taught Grade 5 to 8 muisc and conducted award-winning string and wind ensembles at both the elementary and secondary level. As a perforrmer, Neil served as Principal Trumpet of the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir and the Scarborough Philharmonic.
In December of 2018, Neil and his wife Barbara embarked on a new adventure and moved to Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Neil’s hobbies include travel, computers, and working on his ever-expanding model railroad empire.


Brass - Trumpet - Eric Dettweiler

Eric  Dettweiler is a trumpeter and music educator.  Eric holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University.  In demand as an orchestral player, Eric currently holds positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber  Orchestra, and the Wellington Wind Symphony.  In 2016, he performed as principal trumpet with the nationally acclaimed Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax. Eric has experience playing in orchestras, big bands, musical theater, and studio recording.  He has  recorded with award winning Canadian artists JoJo Worthington, Jesse Maranger, and Mappe Of. As a music educator, Eric has a busy studio of trumpet and piano students. Eric also teaches Grade 7 and 8 instrumental music in Guelph, ON.  In December 2016, his  Grade 8’s were recognized as finalists in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge. On occasion, Eric can be found playing the trumpet while riding a 6 foot unicycle.


Percussion - Amy Stephen

Amy first started at Summer Music as a high school volunteer in the 90's. She currently lives in Chesley and teaches music/homeroom at Sullivan Community School in Desboro. Amy is an accomplished pianist, and is the church musician at St. John's United Church in Chesley. She holds an Honours BA in Music Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her BEd from Nipissing University.


Percussion - Sam Kargus

Sam Kargus graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018 with a double major in Honours Contemporary Music and Music History, Theory, and Critical Analysis, with distinction. While at Laurier, he was awarded the Terrance and Janet Levesque Music Composition Award and the Neale Hamilton Tayler Memorial Scholarship, the latter of which is awarded to those who show outstanding promise as both a scholar and musician. He has studied drums/percussion with Gary Tomlin, Julie Strom and Dave Campion. Sam’s diverse performance experience ranges from orchestral work with the K-W Chamber Orchestra, Stratford Symphony, and Waterloo Chamber Players to more contemporary performances, such as the Between the Ears Festival, The Yacht Club*, and most notably a trumpet and drum set duet with Guy Few at the Perimeter Institute in 2014. Sam also plays many other musical styles such as rock, funk, and jazz. 

*The Yacht Club is a Kitchener/Waterloo-based contemporary music ensemble founded in 2017 by Sam and his colleagues at WLU. Their mission is to increase the accessibility of contemporary music by using other artistic mediums, such as theatre or painting, as a type of framing function for concerts.


Percussion - Steve James

Steve James is a teacher for the Hamilton Board of Education and an active freelance artist in the Greater Toronto area. He is a former member of the Georgian Bay Symphony and Stardust Big Band. Steve holds a Bachelor of Music, McMaster University.


Woodwinds - Clarinet - Christine McLean

Christine McLean is an orchestral clarinetist, pianist and music educator from Owen Sound, Ontario. 

Originally from Guelph, Christine began studying piano at the age of 7. Her love of music inspired her to complete her grade 9 RCM studies in piano and to join many community ensembles. She then completed an Honours Bachelor of Music Performance on clarinet from Wilfrid Laurier University. Freelance experience includes the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Scarborough Philharmonic, Arcady, and the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra.  She has been a member of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra since 2006 and the Georgian Bay Symphony since 2008. In the community Christine is part of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and has been on council since 2012.



Woodwinds - Clarinet - Rob Tite

Rob Tite is the Principal Clarinetist with the Georgian Bay Symphony and gives private clarinet Instruction. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the University of Toronto.


Woodwinds - Clarinet - Peter Stoll

Peter Stoll Known for his virtuoso energy on stage, creative musical arrangements and an entertaining way of speaking with the audience, Peter Stoll performs regularly in Toronto with many orchestral and chamber groups, and has toured as soloist and with ensembles to the USA, across Europe and to Russia. Peter teaches clarinet, chamber music, performance studies and "The Business of Music" at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He is also the Winds Area Specialist for the Royal Conservatory of Music's National College of Examiners, and was the chief compiler of the 2014 Clarinet Syllabus. Peter is much sought after as an adjudicator at competitive music festivals across the country, and his website is www.peterstoll.ca


Woodwinds - Flute - Meryl Gillmore

Meryl Gillmore is the Principal Flute player for the Georgian Bay Symphony and the Chapel Winds. In her day job, she is a music teacher at G. C. Huston School in Southampton and she gives private flute lessons in her spare time. Meryl is also a member of the Orchid Trail Quintet. Meryl holds a Bachelor of Music (Education) from the University of Western Ontario.


Woodwinds - Flute - Aaron Haydon


Woodwinds - Flute - Ingrid Crozman

Ingrid Crozman is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of music and flute playing to all ages and levels of players. Beginning her teaching career while still in her undergraduate degree, Ingrid went on to hold positions at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Medicine Hat College, and the Inner London Education Authority (England). Since moving to London, Ingrid has kept her commitment to teaching by being involved with the LYS mentorship and Chamber Winds programs while maintaining a private flute studio. As a performer, Ingrid has appeared in many ensembles including the Stratford Symphony, the Bach Festival Orchestra, #weplayon, the Concert Players Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, New Works Calgary, and the Banff Festival Orchestra. She has been involved with several special projects such as the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra's tour to China and productions with Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet. Her interest in Baroque flute has led to performances in Canada and the United States and she was a faculty member for the Baroque Flute Boot Camp in Seattle, Washington for many years. Ingrid received degrees from the University of Western Ontario, The University of Calgary, and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She participated in programs at the Banff Centre and the Liszt Academy and worked with many eminent flutists such as Samuel Baron, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd and Carol Wincenc.

In addition to her teaching and performing schedule, Ingrid is treasurer of The Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation.


Woodwinds - Oboe - Heather Willmes

Heather Willmes is a music teacher at Grey Highlands Secondary School, an oboist in the Georgian Bay Symphony and a member of Cricket Vocal Ensemble. Heather holds a B. Mus. and B. Ed from Wilfred Laurier University.


Woodwinds - Saxophone - Erin Wideman

Erin Wideman is currently the Head of Music at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo, Ontario. She spends her days happily in band-land, teaching a full range of music courses and leading many extra-curricular ensembles, ranging from concert band to jazz bands to chamber groups and choir! Before her position at SJAM, Erin taught music in many of the high schools in the Waterloo Board, where she has been teaching since 2011.

Erin is an active musician herself, and has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a Musician since 2009. Erin is a member of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band, where she is the Saxophone Section Leader. She has appeared with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard for two summers, and has taught saxophone at the CAF School of Music at Base Borden for a summer as well. She has also been a member of Waterloo-area choirs Kokoro, and Age of Majority Singers. 

A life-long fan of summer camps, Erin has taught for two summers at the Ontario Educational Leadership Course at their Music Leadership Week, and many years ago attended OELC as a student for Music Week. She holds an  Honours Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Western Ontario (2010), and a Bachelor of Education (2011) from The University of Western Ontario.


Woodwinds - Saxophone - Tracey Frank.

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Tracey cites music and teaching as her longest running and most exciting adventure that has taken her all over Canada, the United States, and Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Music History from Western University, where she was a student of Ryan Fraser. Additionally, Tracey holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Regina, and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Duquesne University, where she studied with the legendary concert saxophonist James Houlik and worked with renowned jazz artists/pedagogues Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. Tracey has also studied flute with Marie-Noelle Berthelet, clarinet with James Fitzpatrick, and further woodwind and jazz studies with Mark Promane and Alex Dean. Tracey's teaching focuses on empowering students by giving them the technical and artistic tools to succeed in performance. As a result, her students are highly successful in competitions, exams, and (most importantly) having fun performing in front of people. Tracey enjoys performing both classical and commercial styles with various large and small ensembles throughout Ontario. Known for her passionate and vibrant teaching style, Tracey runs her own woodwind studios for all ages and stages in Woodstock, Stratford, and London, Ontario. She is thrilled to return to Summer Music for a fourth year of music making and fellowship!


Woodwinds - Saxophone - Cassandra Muraca

Cassandra Muraca is a Hamilton native who began her musical adventure at age four studying Suzuki Violin. Since then she has become proficient on many different instruments but still maintains that saxophone is her favorite. During her time as a musician Cassandra has been fortunate to enjoy many wonderful musical experiences such as performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France, the ZMF Jazz Festival in Germany, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, as well as being a part of the first Canadian band to play at the Juno Beach Memorial in Normandy, France. For seven years Cassandra performed as a saxophonist and flautist for Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Cruise Lines allowing her to travel the world all while playing music and meeting many amazing people. Locally she has performed with various ensembles including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the military band of the RHLI, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and was a featured soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Currently, Cassandra is a strings instructor for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, is an Ed-Uke-ator with Ukulele Kids, and teaches private lessons. Cassandra holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and is extremely excited to be returning for her second year at Summer Music Camp to share the week with so many amazing students and faculty!

Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Eric Probst

Eric Probst moved to Kitchener in 2017 after completing a Master of Music in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was also Principal Tuba of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Eric also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, and attended the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship. As a native of the Greater Toronto Area, Eric has worked as a freelance tuba player and military musician, performing most often with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band, the Weston Silver Band of Toronto, and the Brassroots of London. Eric has also been tuba faculty at music camps, such as Interprovincial Music Camp, and regularly teaches at high schools as a brass clinician.

As a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces, Eric has taught tuba at the Canadian Forces School of Music (CFB Borden), and has spent 11 summers in Ottawa performing with The Band of The Ceremonial Guard for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony in many various roles, including Group Sergeant, Assistant Drum Major, and is currently the Assistant Band Sergeant Major. He has also performed with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton, and currently belongs to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry of Hamilton, Ontario.

Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Carina Lam

Carina Lam is the first Canadian euphoniumist to study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). She attained her Master's degree in EuphoniumPerformance under the tutelage of world-renowned soloist, Steven Mead. Carina completed her Honours Bachelor degree in Music Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, after which she received a Bachelor in Education at the University of Toronto and became a certified teacher. She has been a member in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry(RHLI), where she performed for notable figures such as Her Majesty the Queen, the Emperor the Japan, and the Prime Minister of Canada. While deciding to specialize in music education, performance remained a major priority for Carina and she decided to pursue a Masters at the RNCM to explore the diversity of music that the brass band world has to offer in the United Kingdom. Both in the UK and at home, Carina has performed with and been featured as a soloist with numerous well-respected ensembles. While at the RNCM, Carina won the Terence Nagle Prize in the RNCM Solo Competition performing a piece that she commissioned, which was published shortly after it was premiered. She presented at the International Women's Brass Conference in 2017. Carina is the Artistic Director of the Toronto Tuba Euphonium Symposium (TOTES), which was piloted in March 2018. Currently, she performs throughout the Greater Toronto Area, as a member of the Euba Quartet, the RHLI Band, and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Carina is also a Buffet Crampon/Besson Artist and a LeFreQue Artist.

Brass - French Horn - Bethany Curley

Bethany Curley is freelance artist in the greater Toronto area. She is a former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Bethany holds a Master of Music (Horn Performance) and is a graduate of the Glenn Gould School of Music.

Brass - Trombone - Lauren Helmer

Lauren  Helmer is a Director of Bands at Eastwood Collegiate Institute  in Kitchener, ON where she directs the Junior Concert Winds, and the “Soul Rebels” Jr. Jazz Band. Previously, Lauren conducted the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band at Preston High  School in Cambridge, ON. She taught at PHS from 2012-2018. She was the associate principal trombonist and 2nd trombonist of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for 8 years before joining the Stratford Symphony Orchestra in 2012.
Lauren is an active Canadian Army  Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander of the internationally honoured Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band since 2007. Lauren spent four summers performing with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa, from 2007-2010. Currently,
 Lauren holds the position of Assistant Conductor of the KW Youth Concert Band. When she is not teaching, Lauren enjoys performing with local ensembles, big bands, and brass groups, just to name a few. Lauren holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Education from  Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.

Brass - Trombone - Vanessa Fralick

Vanessa Fralick is the Associate Principal Trombone of the Toronto Symphony. An active educator, Vanessa is on faculty at the University of Toronto, the National Music Camp of Canada, and is the brass coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Vanessa also performs frequently as a soloist, most recently as a guest artist at the 2016 International Trombone Festival in New York City and the 2015 American Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. She has won first prize in several major competitions, including the 2012 Elora Festival Competition, 2011 Montreal Symphony Concerto Competition and 2010 Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition, where she also performed as a guest artist at the International Women's Brass Conference. In 2009 she won concerto competitions both at Juilliard and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Brass - Trumpet - Chris Cigolea

Brass - Trumpet - Margaret Wolfe

Margaret Wolfe obtained her Bachelor of Music Performance and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. She is a freelance trumpet player in Toronto and plays in numerous brass ensembles, chamber orchestras and pit orchestras for operas and musicals. She is currently a school administrator and has worked with staff and students in the Toronto District School Board for the past 27 years. She has taught at numerous music camps in Ontario and Nova Scotia. She is delighted to be at the Southampton Summer Music Camp.

Brass - Trumpet - Neil Hunter

A native of British Columbia, Neil attended the University of British Columbia where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree on trumpet, maintaining cello as his second instrument. He followed his music degree with teacher training, also at UBC. He attended summer music programs at the Courtenay Youth Music Centre, the Banff Centre (with the Canadian Brass), and the Aspen Festival. 
In 1983, Neil moved to Toronto to take up a position as Production Assistant/Youth Orchestra Manager with the Toronto Symphony. Returning to teaching with the Scarborough Board of Education, he taught Computers, Band and Strings, conducted the All-City Symphony Orchestra, the All-City Concert Band, and instructed at the Scarborough Music Camp. After a 31-year teaching career Neil retired fromTrinity College School, where he taught Grade 5 to 8 muisc and conducted award-winning string and wind ensembles at both the elementary and secondary level. As a perforrmer, Neil served as Principal Trumpet of the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir and the Scarborough Philharmonic.
In December of 2018, Neil and his wife Barbara embarked on a new adventure and moved to Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Neil’s hobbies include travel, computers, and working on his ever-expanding model railroad empire.

Brass - Trumpet - Eric Dettweiler

Eric  Dettweiler is a trumpeter and music educator.  Eric holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University.  In demand as an orchestral player, Eric currently holds positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber  Orchestra, and the Wellington Wind Symphony.  In 2016, he performed as principal trumpet with the nationally acclaimed Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax. Eric has experience playing in orchestras, big bands, musical theater, and studio recording.  He has  recorded with award winning Canadian artists JoJo Worthington, Jesse Maranger, and Mappe Of. As a music educator, Eric has a busy studio of trumpet and piano students. Eric also teaches Grade 7 and 8 instrumental music in Guelph, ON.  In December 2016, his  Grade 8’s were recognized as finalists in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge. On occasion, Eric can be found playing the trumpet while riding a 6 foot unicycle.

Percussion - Amy Stephen

Amy first started at Summer Music as a high school volunteer in the 90's. She currently lives in Chesley and teaches music/homeroom at Sullivan Community School in Desboro. Amy is an accomplished pianist, and is the church musician at St. John's United Church in Chesley. She holds an Honours BA in Music Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her BEd from Nipissing University.

Percussion - Sam Kargus

Sam Kargus graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018 with a double major in Honours Contemporary Music and Music History, Theory, and Critical Analysis, with distinction. While at Laurier, he was awarded the Terrance and Janet Levesque Music Composition Award and the Neale Hamilton Tayler Memorial Scholarship, the latter of which is awarded to those who show outstanding promise as both a scholar and musician. He has studied drums/percussion with Gary Tomlin, Julie Strom and Dave Campion. Sam’s diverse performance experience ranges from orchestral work with the K-W Chamber Orchestra, Stratford Symphony, and Waterloo Chamber Players to more contemporary performances, such as the Between the Ears Festival, The Yacht Club*, and most notably a trumpet and drum set duet with Guy Few at the Perimeter Institute in 2014. Sam also plays many other musical styles such as rock, funk, and jazz. 

*The Yacht Club is a Kitchener/Waterloo-based contemporary music ensemble founded in 2017 by Sam and his colleagues at WLU. Their mission is to increase the accessibility of contemporary music by using other artistic mediums, such as theatre or painting, as a type of framing function for concerts.

Percussion - Steve James

Steve James is a teacher for the Hamilton Board of Education and an active freelance artist in the Greater Toronto area. He is a former member of the Georgian Bay Symphony and Stardust Big Band. Steve holds a Bachelor of Music, McMaster University.

Woodwinds - Clarinet - Christine McLean

Christine McLean is an orchestral clarinetist, pianist and music educator from Owen Sound, Ontario. 

Originally from Guelph, Christine began studying piano at the age of 7. Her love of music inspired her to complete her grade 9 RCM studies in piano and to join many community ensembles. She then completed an Honours Bachelor of Music Performance on clarinet from Wilfrid Laurier University. Freelance experience includes the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Scarborough Philharmonic, Arcady, and the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra.  She has been a member of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra since 2006 and the Georgian Bay Symphony since 2008. In the community Christine is part of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and has been on council since 2012.


Woodwinds - Clarinet - Rob Tite

Rob Tite is the Principal Clarinetist with the Georgian Bay Symphony and gives private clarinet Instruction. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the University of Toronto.

Woodwinds - Clarinet - Peter Stoll

Peter Stoll Known for his virtuoso energy on stage, creative musical arrangements and an entertaining way of speaking with the audience, Peter Stoll performs regularly in Toronto with many orchestral and chamber groups, and has toured as soloist and with ensembles to the USA, across Europe and to Russia. Peter teaches clarinet, chamber music, performance studies and "The Business of Music" at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He is also the Winds Area Specialist for the Royal Conservatory of Music's National College of Examiners, and was the chief compiler of the 2014 Clarinet Syllabus. Peter is much sought after as an adjudicator at competitive music festivals across the country, and his website is www.peterstoll.ca

Woodwinds - Flute - Meryl Gillmore

Meryl Gillmore is the Principal Flute player for the Georgian Bay Symphony and the Chapel Winds. In her day job, she is a music teacher at G. C. Huston School in Southampton and she gives private flute lessons in her spare time. Meryl is also a member of the Orchid Trail Quintet. Meryl holds a Bachelor of Music (Education) from the University of Western Ontario.

Woodwinds - Flute - Aaron Haydon

Woodwinds - Flute - Ingrid Crozman

Ingrid Crozman is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of music and flute playing to all ages and levels of players. Beginning her teaching career while still in her undergraduate degree, Ingrid went on to hold positions at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Medicine Hat College, and the Inner London Education Authority (England). Since moving to London, Ingrid has kept her commitment to teaching by being involved with the LYS mentorship and Chamber Winds programs while maintaining a private flute studio. As a performer, Ingrid has appeared in many ensembles including the Stratford Symphony, the Bach Festival Orchestra, #weplayon, the Concert Players Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, New Works Calgary, and the Banff Festival Orchestra. She has been involved with several special projects such as the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra's tour to China and productions with Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet. Her interest in Baroque flute has led to performances in Canada and the United States and she was a faculty member for the Baroque Flute Boot Camp in Seattle, Washington for many years. Ingrid received degrees from the University of Western Ontario, The University of Calgary, and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She participated in programs at the Banff Centre and the Liszt Academy and worked with many eminent flutists such as Samuel Baron, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd and Carol Wincenc.

In addition to her teaching and performing schedule, Ingrid is treasurer of The Gordon Jeffery Music Foundation.

Woodwinds - Oboe - Heather Willmes

Heather Willmes is a music teacher at Grey Highlands Secondary School, an oboist in the Georgian Bay Symphony and a member of Cricket Vocal Ensemble. Heather holds a B. Mus. and B. Ed from Wilfred Laurier University.

Woodwinds - Saxophone - Erin Wideman

Erin Wideman is currently the Head of Music at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo, Ontario. She spends her days happily in band-land, teaching a full range of music courses and leading many extra-curricular ensembles, ranging from concert band to jazz bands to chamber groups and choir! Before her position at SJAM, Erin taught music in many of the high schools in the Waterloo Board, where she has been teaching since 2011.

Erin is an active musician herself, and has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a Musician since 2009. Erin is a member of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band, where she is the Saxophone Section Leader. She has appeared with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard for two summers, and has taught saxophone at the CAF School of Music at Base Borden for a summer as well. She has also been a member of Waterloo-area choirs Kokoro, and Age of Majority Singers. 

A life-long fan of summer camps, Erin has taught for two summers at the Ontario Educational Leadership Course at their Music Leadership Week, and many years ago attended OELC as a student for Music Week. She holds an  Honours Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Western Ontario (2010), and a Bachelor of Education (2011) from The University of Western Ontario.

Woodwinds - Saxophone - Tracey Frank.

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Tracey cites music and teaching as her longest running and most exciting adventure that has taken her all over Canada, the United States, and Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Music History from Western University, where she was a student of Ryan Fraser. Additionally, Tracey holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Regina, and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Duquesne University, where she studied with the legendary concert saxophonist James Houlik and worked with renowned jazz artists/pedagogues Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. Tracey has also studied flute with Marie-Noelle Berthelet, clarinet with James Fitzpatrick, and further woodwind and jazz studies with Mark Promane and Alex Dean. Tracey's teaching focuses on empowering students by giving them the technical and artistic tools to succeed in performance. As a result, her students are highly successful in competitions, exams, and (most importantly) having fun performing in front of people. Tracey enjoys performing both classical and commercial styles with various large and small ensembles throughout Ontario. Known for her passionate and vibrant teaching style, Tracey runs her own woodwind studios for all ages and stages in Woodstock, Stratford, and London, Ontario. She is thrilled to return to Summer Music for a fourth year of music making and fellowship!

Woodwinds - Saxophone - Cassandra Muraca

Cassandra Muraca is a Hamilton native who began her musical adventure at age four studying Suzuki Violin. Since then she has become proficient on many different instruments but still maintains that saxophone is her favorite. During her time as a musician Cassandra has been fortunate to enjoy many wonderful musical experiences such as performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France, the ZMF Jazz Festival in Germany, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, as well as being a part of the first Canadian band to play at the Juno Beach Memorial in Normandy, France. For seven years Cassandra performed as a saxophonist and flautist for Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Cruise Lines allowing her to travel the world all while playing music and meeting many amazing people. Locally she has performed with various ensembles including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the military band of the RHLI, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and was a featured soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Currently, Cassandra is a strings instructor for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, is an Ed-Uke-ator with Ukulele Kids, and teaches private lessons. Cassandra holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and is extremely excited to be returning for her second year at Summer Music Camp to share the week with so many amazing students and faculty!

Jazz



Director - Summer Music Jazz Program, Improvisation, Bass and Sax - Mike Grace

Mike has been a professional musician most all of his life. From playing ranch parties and road houses in Texas to touring the world with his trio or quartet Mike has made performing classical and jazz music his passion. Among Mike's most treasured moments in education is being named a Disney-McDonald's Performing Arts Teacher in 1996. And, being named University of Michigan Musical Society's Educator Of The Year, the year after retiring from the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Public Schools make these two honors highlights of his professional life. Among the many performers Mike has had the great fortune to perform with are Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme', Rob McConnell, Roger Williams, Urbie Green, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Henry Mancini, Jimmy Forrest, Peter Appleyard, Randy Brecker, Rosemary Clooney and Sonny Stitt.


Bass - Perrin Grace

a New York City based musician mostly working as a freelance bassist. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a Master's from Manhattan School of Music. Perrin often performs with AMP Trio, his co-lead project with 3 albums, almost a dozen side-projects and tours in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Most recently AMP Trio and vocalist Tahira Clayton won the grand-prize at the Washington D.C. Jazz-Prix putting them in the line-up for the 2018 D.C. Jazz Festival.


Guitar - James Zito

James Zito is a New York based Guitarist, Composer, and Educator. A native of Orlando, Zito has distinguished himself as a soulful player beyond his years. He is described in Artslife magazine as “The natural”. Some of his most notable accomplishments range from performing in New York’s finest jazz clubs to being the youngest member of the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of Rodney Whitaker) in Orlando. James holds an undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and has taught and played at schools and venues across the United States. He plays alongside some of the top rated musicians in Florida and New York including: Rodney Whitaker, Michael Dease, Freddie Hendrix, Shelley Berg, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oats, and many more.


Percussion - Steve Wood


Piano - John McClelland

John has enjoyed a winding journey in the world of music both as an educator and performer. As an educator he retired after a successful 30 year career as a Secondary School Music Specialist , the last 19 years at Bluevale Collegiate in Waterloo Ont. His jazz ensembles were recepients of numerous Gold Standard Awards at MusicFest Canada as well as Awards of Distinction at the Stratford Music Festival and recognition by The Ontario Provincial Music Festival Association. Several of his jazz students were selected to the Yamaha All Star Band at MusicFest Canada and have gone on to pursue music at college and university. He received The Stewart Award for teaching excellence in 2007. As a performer, John has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians including Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Rick Wilkins, Ted Warren, Peter Appleyard, Heather Bambrick, Trish Coulter, Dave McMurdo, Mike Malone, Duncan Hopkins and others. His Phoenix Jazz Group’s debut CD release “Extensions” is currently enjoying a 10 month run on Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto. He has run jazz clinics for community organizations, teacher development days and adjudicated at several festivals.


Vocal - Vanisha Gould

California native Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 and is quickly making a name for herself on the Jazz scene. With a voice rooted in Jazz and Blues, she tells stories of love and love lost. Inspired by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Nat King Cole, Vanisha has cultivated a voice of her own. She has made it her mission to write and sing music that inspires. She has performed her original music at venues such as Mezzrow, The Cell, Minton’s Playhouse, and Cornelia Street Cafe, just to name a few

Director - Summer Music Jazz Program, Improvisation, Bass and Sax - Mike Grace

Mike has been a professional musician most all of his life. From playing ranch parties and road houses in Texas to touring the world with his trio or quartet Mike has made performing classical and jazz music his passion. Among Mike's most treasured moments in education is being named a Disney-McDonald's Performing Arts Teacher in 1996. And, being named University of Michigan Musical Society's Educator Of The Year, the year after retiring from the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Public Schools make these two honors highlights of his professional life. Among the many performers Mike has had the great fortune to perform with are Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme', Rob McConnell, Roger Williams, Urbie Green, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Henry Mancini, Jimmy Forrest, Peter Appleyard, Randy Brecker, Rosemary Clooney and Sonny Stitt.

Bass - Perrin Grace

a New York City based musician mostly working as a freelance bassist. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a Master's from Manhattan School of Music. Perrin often performs with AMP Trio, his co-lead project with 3 albums, almost a dozen side-projects and tours in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Most recently AMP Trio and vocalist Tahira Clayton won the grand-prize at the Washington D.C. Jazz-Prix putting them in the line-up for the 2018 D.C. Jazz Festival.

Guitar - James Zito

James Zito is a New York based Guitarist, Composer, and Educator. A native of Orlando, Zito has distinguished himself as a soulful player beyond his years. He is described in Artslife magazine as “The natural”. Some of his most notable accomplishments range from performing in New York’s finest jazz clubs to being the youngest member of the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of Rodney Whitaker) in Orlando. James holds an undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and has taught and played at schools and venues across the United States. He plays alongside some of the top rated musicians in Florida and New York including: Rodney Whitaker, Michael Dease, Freddie Hendrix, Shelley Berg, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oats, and many more.

Percussion - Steve Wood

Piano - John McClelland

John has enjoyed a winding journey in the world of music both as an educator and performer. As an educator he retired after a successful 30 year career as a Secondary School Music Specialist , the last 19 years at Bluevale Collegiate in Waterloo Ont. His jazz ensembles were recepients of numerous Gold Standard Awards at MusicFest Canada as well as Awards of Distinction at the Stratford Music Festival and recognition by The Ontario Provincial Music Festival Association. Several of his jazz students were selected to the Yamaha All Star Band at MusicFest Canada and have gone on to pursue music at college and university. He received The Stewart Award for teaching excellence in 2007. As a performer, John has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians including Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Rick Wilkins, Ted Warren, Peter Appleyard, Heather Bambrick, Trish Coulter, Dave McMurdo, Mike Malone, Duncan Hopkins and others. His Phoenix Jazz Group’s debut CD release “Extensions” is currently enjoying a 10 month run on Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto. He has run jazz clinics for community organizations, teacher development days and adjudicated at several festivals.

Vocal - Vanisha Gould

California native Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 and is quickly making a name for herself on the Jazz scene. With a voice rooted in Jazz and Blues, she tells stories of love and love lost. Inspired by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Nat King Cole, Vanisha has cultivated a voice of her own. She has made it her mission to write and sing music that inspires. She has performed her original music at venues such as Mezzrow, The Cell, Minton’s Playhouse, and Cornelia Street Cafe, just to name a few

Music and Art Exploration



Music and Art Exploration - Christina Edwards

Christina Edwards is head school administrator, store manager and piano teacher at Blackboard Sound in Port Elgin. She holds a PATM in piano performance from Cambrian College (Sudbury) and a BMus in Collaborative Piano Performance from Brandon University. She is the pianist for Chantry Singers, and a co-founder of classical music trio Aria21, finding many performance opportunities in beautiful Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.


Music and Art Exploration - Liz Coates

Liz Coates graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education in Voice. She has her own music studio in her Kincardine home as well as being an organist and choir director. She is invigorated by education and spreading her love of music throughout the community. As such, Liz co-founded Classical trio Aria 21 to have a platform for Classical song in her community. In her spare time, Liz and her husband David are doing their best to raise their rambunctious corgi.

Music and Art Exploration - Christina Edwards

Christina Edwards is head school administrator, store manager and piano teacher at Blackboard Sound in Port Elgin. She holds a PATM in piano performance from Cambrian College (Sudbury) and a BMus in Collaborative Piano Performance from Brandon University. She is the pianist for Chantry Singers, and a co-founder of classical music trio Aria21, finding many performance opportunities in beautiful Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.

Music and Art Exploration - Liz Coates

Liz Coates graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education in Voice. She has her own music studio in her Kincardine home as well as being an organist and choir director. She is invigorated by education and spreading her love of music throughout the community. As such, Liz co-founded Classical trio Aria 21 to have a platform for Classical song in her community. In her spare time, Liz and her husband David are doing their best to raise their rambunctious corgi.

Tots ´n Tunes



Tots 'n Tunes - Christine Cooper


Tots 'n Tunes - Mrs. Deb

Deb McLaren, Licensed Kindermusik Educator. Mrs. Deb is excited to be part of Summer Music for 2019, to spread the joy of learning with and about music to the little ones in the tots & tunes program.  

Music, Learning & Community are the foundations of Mrs. Deb's Kindermusik program for children from birth to age 7 which opened its doors in Saugeen Shores in 2012 and earned a Top Program standing in 2017 for being among the top 5% of Kindermusik programs world wide.  

With a background in science, Mrs. Deb appreciates and highly respects the research-based learning foundation that Kindermusik offers to young learners.  A mother herself in 2005, 2007 and 2010, she knows the power that music has on children and how framing your day with musical rituals and routines fosters emotional security, enhances learning and creates cherished memories.

Tots 'n Tunes - Christine Cooper

Tots 'n Tunes - Mrs. Deb

Deb McLaren, Licensed Kindermusik Educator. Mrs. Deb is excited to be part of Summer Music for 2019, to spread the joy of learning with and about music to the little ones in the tots & tunes program.  

Music, Learning & Community are the foundations of Mrs. Deb's Kindermusik program for children from birth to age 7 which opened its doors in Saugeen Shores in 2012 and earned a Top Program standing in 2017 for being among the top 5% of Kindermusik programs world wide.  

With a background in science, Mrs. Deb appreciates and highly respects the research-based learning foundation that Kindermusik offers to young learners.  A mother herself in 2005, 2007 and 2010, she knows the power that music has on children and how framing your day with musical rituals and routines fosters emotional security, enhances learning and creates cherished memories.


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