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July 22 - 26, 2019

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Gala Concert Day! Friday July 26, 2019 Performances by all the Summer Music Groups

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Summer Music 2018 Faculty

Summer Music 2018 Faculty

Main Faculty



Artistic Director - Ridley Gilmore

Ridley Gilmore taught music and other subjects for 31 years in Bruce Country schools. In his spare time, he plays tenor and bass trombone in local musical groups. Ridley holds a Mus. Bac. from McMaster U. and B. Ed. from U of T.


Assistant to the Artistic Director - 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.


Facilities Coordinator - Dave Wenn


Recreation Assistant - Nolan Funston


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 - Ridley Gilmore

Ridley Gilmore taught music and other subjects for 31 years in Bruce Country schools. In his spare time, he plays tenor and bass trombone in local musical groups. Ridley holds a Mus. Bac. from McMaster U. and B. Ed. from U of T.

Assistant to the Artistic Director - 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.

Facilities Coordinator - Dave Wenn

Recreation Assistant - Nolan Funston

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.

Under 12 Program



Instrumental Beginnings - Melanie Mooney


Instrumental Beginnings - Jo Reid


Musical Beginnings - Bonnie Perry

Bonnie Perry is a certified instructor for Kindermusic and an enthusiastic advocate for early childhood education.


Musical Beginnings - Nicolas Perry

Nicolas Perry is currently studying Geomatics at the University of Waterloo. He was raised in a musical family and was first introduced to music through the Kindermusic program where he learned the recorder. Throughout his childhood, he took violin lessons and was part of the Owen Sound Children's Choir. In middle school he switched from violin to guitar and has been playing since. He has also used his instrumental talents in the local community through performing with his three siblings.


Tots & Tunes - Gillian McManaman

Gillian McManaman is thrilled to be part of the Summer Music program. She is a graduate of York University with a B.A. and B.Ed. She currently teaches at Derby Public School and specializes in vocal music. She also teaches grade 7/8 instrumental music and has an amazing band thanks to the volunteer help of her big brother Ken Farrar. She is a member of the G.B.C.C. in Owen Sound and was once a member of the band Arrandale.


Tots & Tunes - Tammy Kroezen

Tammy Kroezen is an elementary music teacher with the Bluewater Board of Education. She keeps busy as a director of worship at Sauble Christian Fellowship. Tammy holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in composition and a Master of Science in Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Instrumental Beginnings - Melanie Mooney

Instrumental Beginnings - Jo Reid

Musical Beginnings - Bonnie Perry

Bonnie Perry is a certified instructor for Kindermusic and an enthusiastic advocate for early childhood education.

Musical Beginnings - Nicolas Perry

Nicolas Perry is currently studying Geomatics at the University of Waterloo. He was raised in a musical family and was first introduced to music through the Kindermusic program where he learned the recorder. Throughout his childhood, he took violin lessons and was part of the Owen Sound Children's Choir. In middle school he switched from violin to guitar and has been playing since. He has also used his instrumental talents in the local community through performing with his three siblings.

Tots & Tunes - Gillian McManaman

Gillian McManaman is thrilled to be part of the Summer Music program. She is a graduate of York University with a B.A. and B.Ed. She currently teaches at Derby Public School and specializes in vocal music. She also teaches grade 7/8 instrumental music and has an amazing band thanks to the volunteer help of her big brother Ken Farrar. She is a member of the G.B.C.C. in Owen Sound and was once a member of the band Arrandale.

Tots & Tunes - Tammy Kroezen

Tammy Kroezen is an elementary music teacher with the Bluewater Board of Education. She keeps busy as a director of worship at Sauble Christian Fellowship. Tammy holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in composition and a Master of Science in Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Choral



 - Angela Burns

Angela Burns is on the staff of The Singer's Theatre in Waterloo and has had many roles in both musical theatre and opera. She holds a Bachelor of Music, Performance Voice from Wilfred Laurier University and a Diploma (Opera) Wilfred Laurier University.


 - 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.

 - Angela Burns

Angela Burns is on the staff of The Singer's Theatre in Waterloo and has had many roles in both musical theatre and opera. She holds a Bachelor of Music, Performance Voice from Wilfred Laurier University and a Diploma (Opera) Wilfred Laurier University.

 - 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.

Instrumental



Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Terry McConnell

Terry McConnell is a composer, conductor, retired educator and performs regularly as a soloist both instrumentally and vocally. He performs with the brass sextet The Occasional Five Plus One, The Chatham Concert Band and with Ebytown Brass. Terry holds an Honours B. of Music Education and B. Ed.


Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Carrina Lam

Carrina 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 - Percussion - Eric Varillas

Eric Varillas is a secondary school music teacher for the Avon Maitland District School Board and a former member of the Laketown Concert Band and International Symphony Orchestra. He holds B. of Music and B. of Ed. degrees from the University of Western Ontario.


Brass - Percussion - Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is a librarian by day and musician by night. He has performed with many groups including the Noodle Factory Jazz Project, Georgian Bay Symphony, Will Currie & the Country French, and the Orchid Trail Quartet. He holds an Honours B. Of Music Performance from Wilfrid Laurier U. And an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.


Brass - 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.


Brass - Trombone - Lauren Helmer

Lauren Helmer is a director of bands and history teacher at Preston High School in Cambridge ON, where she conducts the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band. 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 as 2nd trombone. Lauren is an active Canadian Army Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander and PR NCO 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 co-directs the "Intro to Jazz" Camp through the Beckett School at Laurier with Steve James. 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 - Doug Blackwell

Doug is an accomplished band director and taught middle school in Michigan for 32 years. He is an internationally renowned clinician with concert bands and jazz groups and a frequent performer in the Detroit area on Jazz Trombone. Doug plays Bass Trombone in the Dearborn Symphony.


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 - 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 took up the trumpet at an early age, and the cello at age 11. After studies in Vancouver with Jerold Gerbrecht, he attended the University of British Columbia where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree on trumpet as a student of Martin Berinbaum.

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 in 2016 as the Junior School music teacher at Trinity College School, where he taught the senior string class and conducted award-wining string and wind ensembles at both the elementary and secondary level.

Neil remains an active performer and teacher, and is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. He is particularly proud of his many private students, several of whom have gone on to successful professional careers as musicians and educators. Neil lives in Cobourg with his wife Barbara, a writer and crafter. Their son Dylan is a professional double bassist. Neil's hobbies include travel, computers, and working on his ever-expanding basement model railroad empire.


Brass - Trumpet - Eric Dettweiler

Eric Dettweiler is a trumpeter, music educator, and entertainer. He holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. In demand as an orchestral player, He 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's musical versatility is extensive having played in orchestras, big bands, musical theatre, and studio recording.

Eric is currently the session trumpet player with Epoch Tapes in Barrie, Ontario, and has recorded with award winning Canadian artists JoJo Worthington, Jesse Maranger, and Common Age. In 2012, Eric was the first trumpet player to win the Wilfrid Laurier University Concerto Competition. As a music educator, Eric has a busy studio of trumpet, piano, and guitar 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. With innovative teaching strategies and creative inspiration, Eric challenges students to refine their skills and develop exceptional musicality.

Outside of the music scene Eric is an avid juggler and performer of circus arts. He performs regularly as an entertainer for schools, community events, and corporate parties. Occasionally Eric can be seen playing trumpet while riding a six-foot unicycle.


Woodwinds - Clarinet - Adriene Mackenzie

Adriene Mackenzie is a Music teacher at Walkerton District Community School and a founding member and Principal Clarinet of the Chapel Winds. She holds a bachelor of Music from Queen's University.


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 - Dana Wilkie


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 - 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 - Joshua Crouch

Joshua Crouch is the grade 3 to 8 music teacher at Stewart Avenue Public School in Cambridge. He has been teaching for 11 years running a gold medal band program. Joshua is regularly active in community ensembles around the province. Joshua performs and is assistant conductor for the Kitchener Musical Society Band, he is conductor of the Telephone City Musical Society Band in Brantford and performs with the Windjammers, the Wellington Winds and many different saxophone quartets. In the summer, Joshua enjoys teaches saxophone at Summer Music in Southampton.


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 - Terry McConnell

Terry McConnell is a composer, conductor, retired educator and performs regularly as a soloist both instrumentally and vocally. He performs with the brass sextet The Occasional Five Plus One, The Chatham Concert Band and with Ebytown Brass. Terry holds an Honours B. of Music Education and B. Ed.

Brass - Euphonium/Tuba - Carrina Lam

Carrina 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 - Percussion - Eric Varillas

Eric Varillas is a secondary school music teacher for the Avon Maitland District School Board and a former member of the Laketown Concert Band and International Symphony Orchestra. He holds B. of Music and B. of Ed. degrees from the University of Western Ontario.

Brass - Percussion - Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is a librarian by day and musician by night. He has performed with many groups including the Noodle Factory Jazz Project, Georgian Bay Symphony, Will Currie & the Country French, and the Orchid Trail Quartet. He holds an Honours B. Of Music Performance from Wilfrid Laurier U. And an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.

Brass - 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.

Brass - Trombone - Lauren Helmer

Lauren Helmer is a director of bands and history teacher at Preston High School in Cambridge ON, where she conducts the nationally acclaimed Sr. Jazz Ensemble - the PHS Jazz Cats - and the award-winning Intermediate Concert Band. 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 as 2nd trombone. Lauren is an active Canadian Army Reserve Force soldier and has been the trombone section commander and PR NCO 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 co-directs the "Intro to Jazz" Camp through the Beckett School at Laurier with Steve James. 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 - Doug Blackwell

Doug is an accomplished band director and taught middle school in Michigan for 32 years. He is an internationally renowned clinician with concert bands and jazz groups and a frequent performer in the Detroit area on Jazz Trombone. Doug plays Bass Trombone in the Dearborn Symphony.

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 - 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 took up the trumpet at an early age, and the cello at age 11. After studies in Vancouver with Jerold Gerbrecht, he attended the University of British Columbia where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree on trumpet as a student of Martin Berinbaum.

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 in 2016 as the Junior School music teacher at Trinity College School, where he taught the senior string class and conducted award-wining string and wind ensembles at both the elementary and secondary level.

Neil remains an active performer and teacher, and is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. He is particularly proud of his many private students, several of whom have gone on to successful professional careers as musicians and educators. Neil lives in Cobourg with his wife Barbara, a writer and crafter. Their son Dylan is a professional double bassist. Neil's hobbies include travel, computers, and working on his ever-expanding basement model railroad empire.

Brass - Trumpet - Eric Dettweiler

Eric Dettweiler is a trumpeter, music educator, and entertainer. He holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. In demand as an orchestral player, He 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's musical versatility is extensive having played in orchestras, big bands, musical theatre, and studio recording.

Eric is currently the session trumpet player with Epoch Tapes in Barrie, Ontario, and has recorded with award winning Canadian artists JoJo Worthington, Jesse Maranger, and Common Age. In 2012, Eric was the first trumpet player to win the Wilfrid Laurier University Concerto Competition. As a music educator, Eric has a busy studio of trumpet, piano, and guitar 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. With innovative teaching strategies and creative inspiration, Eric challenges students to refine their skills and develop exceptional musicality.

Outside of the music scene Eric is an avid juggler and performer of circus arts. He performs regularly as an entertainer for schools, community events, and corporate parties. Occasionally Eric can be seen playing trumpet while riding a six-foot unicycle.

Woodwinds - Clarinet - Adriene Mackenzie

Adriene Mackenzie is a Music teacher at Walkerton District Community School and a founding member and Principal Clarinet of the Chapel Winds. She holds a bachelor of Music from Queen's University.

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 - Dana Wilkie

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 - 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 - Joshua Crouch

Joshua Crouch is the grade 3 to 8 music teacher at Stewart Avenue Public School in Cambridge. He has been teaching for 11 years running a gold medal band program. Joshua is regularly active in community ensembles around the province. Joshua performs and is assistant conductor for the Kitchener Musical Society Band, he is conductor of the Telephone City Musical Society Band in Brantford and performs with the Windjammers, the Wellington Winds and many different saxophone quartets. In the summer, Joshua enjoys teaches saxophone at Summer Music in Southampton.

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



Artists In Residence - AMP Trio

AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton is poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three, was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo.

AMP Trio brought vocalist Tahira Clayton into the fold with their 2015 release m(y)our world. Alongside Clayton, AMP Trio has performed at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD, Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI, the Kitchen Cafe in Dallas, TX and New York venues including the Cell Theatre, Rockwood Music Hall and Shapeshifter Lab. They have conducted educational clinics at schools throughout the US and Canada.

Comprised of pianist Addison Frei, drummer Matt Young, and bassist Perrin Grace, AMP Trio formed in 2011 at the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz Program. Together they have performed with artists including Tim Green, Quamon Fowler and John Raymond and have recorded with Aaron Hedenstrom, Adam Hutcheson and Spenser Liszt. Each member also leads thriving solo careers, spanning international touring, recording and competitions.


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.


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.


Drums - Matt Young

Upon arriving at the University of North Texas, Matt was asked to join Grammy winning artist Bob Belden in the revival of the group Animation with Tim Hagans. In 2012, Animation released Transparent Heart on the UK label RareNoiseRecords. Numerous reviews lauded Matt's style and contribution to the album. In the Summer of 2014, Matt was invited to be a part of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute for Jazz in Chicago where he studied composition and performed original music with a handful of his peers from around the world. In the Spring of 2015, Matt was a participant of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead 2015 2 week residency program at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Matt has performed internationally including recent performances Iran, Barcelona and Almeria, Spain, as well as venues in England, Canada, Mexico, and all around the US. He has performed with a wide variety of artists such as Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Tim Green, Christian McBride, and Tim Hagans to name a few.


Jake Hertzog - Jazz Guitar and Improvisation Instructor.

Jake is a multi-genre award-winning guitarist, composer, songwriter and educator with five critically acclaimed jazz records as composer and leader. The Jake Hertzog Band has headlined throughout the U.S. and Europe including The Blue Note in New York and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Jake has two records released with his rock band The Young Presidents and his recordings have made it onto the charts in the jazz, rock (AAA) and pop/dance genres. Jake's rock songwriting and production work has been featured on MTV and Vh1.

For three years Jake toured as the musical director and guitarist for Nickelodeon stars Nat and Alex Wolff, appearing at arenas, theaters and festivals across the country and numerous national television engagements. He has performed and recorded with some of the finest talent in jazz and rock including Randy Brecker, Ivan Neville, Mike Clarke, Blondie Chaplin, Anton Fig, Ingrid Jensen and countless others. Jake has contributed over 30 instructional jazz guitar articles to Guitar Player magazine under the alias "Hey Jazz Guy" and has taught workshops across the US, Europe and India.

Jake is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, holds a performance degree from Berklee College of Music and is now Professor of jazz guitar and improvisation at the University of Arkansas.


Piano - Addison Frei

Addison began playing piano professionally at age ten in local restaurants around Lawrence, Kansas. A 2014 summa cum laude graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz Studies program, Frei traveled with the six-time Grammy nominated UNT One O'Clock Lab Band to headline the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. While at UNT he performed with numerous prominent jazz artists and gave a duo piano recital alongside his mentor, Stefan Karlsson. In 2013 the faculty honored Frei with the Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Studies Student Award.

Frei also co-leads AMP Trio, and is an established clinician and educator, delivering invited lectures/performances at numerous universities including Lynn Seaton's Bass Workshop at UNT. Frei was a featured artist at the 2014 Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in Dallas. Frei's emotive style is featured on numerous albums by well known artists. Frei has contributed to multiple Downbeat Student Music Award winners including the 2013 and 2014 winners of best Blues/Pop/Rock group.


Vocals - Tahira Clayton

Tahira has been charming audiences with her honest vocal delivery and charismatic energy since age 10 from her roots in Texas to notable jazz venues throughout the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Music with an emphasis on Vocal Jazz. As a knowledgeable and talented urban contemporary jazz vocalist and band leader, Tahira has established herself as a true musical force in the world of jazz. She continues to write, perform, and record as a jazz vocalist in New York City.

Artists In Residence - AMP Trio

AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton is poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three, was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo.

AMP Trio brought vocalist Tahira Clayton into the fold with their 2015 release m(y)our world. Alongside Clayton, AMP Trio has performed at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD, Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI, the Kitchen Cafe in Dallas, TX and New York venues including the Cell Theatre, Rockwood Music Hall and Shapeshifter Lab. They have conducted educational clinics at schools throughout the US and Canada.

Comprised of pianist Addison Frei, drummer Matt Young, and bassist Perrin Grace, AMP Trio formed in 2011 at the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz Program. Together they have performed with artists including Tim Green, Quamon Fowler and John Raymond and have recorded with Aaron Hedenstrom, Adam Hutcheson and Spenser Liszt. Each member also leads thriving solo careers, spanning international touring, recording and competitions.

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.

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.

Drums - Matt Young

Upon arriving at the University of North Texas, Matt was asked to join Grammy winning artist Bob Belden in the revival of the group Animation with Tim Hagans. In 2012, Animation released Transparent Heart on the UK label RareNoiseRecords. Numerous reviews lauded Matt's style and contribution to the album. In the Summer of 2014, Matt was invited to be a part of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute for Jazz in Chicago where he studied composition and performed original music with a handful of his peers from around the world. In the Spring of 2015, Matt was a participant of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead 2015 2 week residency program at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Matt has performed internationally including recent performances Iran, Barcelona and Almeria, Spain, as well as venues in England, Canada, Mexico, and all around the US. He has performed with a wide variety of artists such as Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Stern, Tim Green, Christian McBride, and Tim Hagans to name a few.

Jake Hertzog - Jazz Guitar and Improvisation Instructor.

Jake is a multi-genre award-winning guitarist, composer, songwriter and educator with five critically acclaimed jazz records as composer and leader. The Jake Hertzog Band has headlined throughout the U.S. and Europe including The Blue Note in New York and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Jake has two records released with his rock band The Young Presidents and his recordings have made it onto the charts in the jazz, rock (AAA) and pop/dance genres. Jake's rock songwriting and production work has been featured on MTV and Vh1.

For three years Jake toured as the musical director and guitarist for Nickelodeon stars Nat and Alex Wolff, appearing at arenas, theaters and festivals across the country and numerous national television engagements. He has performed and recorded with some of the finest talent in jazz and rock including Randy Brecker, Ivan Neville, Mike Clarke, Blondie Chaplin, Anton Fig, Ingrid Jensen and countless others. Jake has contributed over 30 instructional jazz guitar articles to Guitar Player magazine under the alias "Hey Jazz Guy" and has taught workshops across the US, Europe and India.

Jake is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition, holds a performance degree from Berklee College of Music and is now Professor of jazz guitar and improvisation at the University of Arkansas.

Piano - Addison Frei

Addison began playing piano professionally at age ten in local restaurants around Lawrence, Kansas. A 2014 summa cum laude graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz Studies program, Frei traveled with the six-time Grammy nominated UNT One O'Clock Lab Band to headline the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. While at UNT he performed with numerous prominent jazz artists and gave a duo piano recital alongside his mentor, Stefan Karlsson. In 2013 the faculty honored Frei with the Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Studies Student Award.

Frei also co-leads AMP Trio, and is an established clinician and educator, delivering invited lectures/performances at numerous universities including Lynn Seaton's Bass Workshop at UNT. Frei was a featured artist at the 2014 Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in Dallas. Frei's emotive style is featured on numerous albums by well known artists. Frei has contributed to multiple Downbeat Student Music Award winners including the 2013 and 2014 winners of best Blues/Pop/Rock group.

Vocals - Tahira Clayton

Tahira has been charming audiences with her honest vocal delivery and charismatic energy since age 10 from her roots in Texas to notable jazz venues throughout the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Music with an emphasis on Vocal Jazz. As a knowledgeable and talented urban contemporary jazz vocalist and band leader, Tahira has established herself as a true musical force in the world of jazz. She continues to write, perform, and record as a jazz vocalist in New York City.

Conductors



Festival Winds - David Leach

David Leach has been the Director of Bands at Ann Arbour High School since 2002. His Sr. Band performed on an international stage recently touring China and playing in New York's Carnegie Hall. David holds a Masters in Music Ed. at Eastern Michigan University.


Intermediate Band - Lesley Hallett

Lesley Hallett has taught grade 1- 8 vocal and instrumental music for 25 years in Hamilton and Owen Sound. Her school bands have placed provincially in the Kiwanis Music Festival. She is an alumnus of the Niagara Youth Orchestra (trombone) and an accomplished pianist. She holds an Honours B.Music (Education) from Western University, an A.R.C.T in Piano Performance and a B.Ed from Brock University.


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 Leach has been the Director of Bands at Ann Arbour High School since 2002. His Sr. Band performed on an international stage recently touring China and playing in New York's Carnegie Hall. David holds a Masters in Music Ed. at Eastern Michigan University.

Intermediate Band - Lesley Hallett

Lesley Hallett has taught grade 1- 8 vocal and instrumental music for 25 years in Hamilton and Owen Sound. Her school bands have placed provincially in the Kiwanis Music Festival. She is an alumnus of the Niagara Youth Orchestra (trombone) and an accomplished pianist. She holds an Honours B.Music (Education) from Western University, an A.R.C.T in Piano Performance and a B.Ed from Brock University.

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!


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