Winds 'n Jazz in June

 
 

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For more information:

Michelle Walters
Community Music Director
(724) 552-2923  walters@setonhill.edu

Chamber Music at Its Best

This day camp features small ensembles, friendly faculty and a whole week to enjoy it!

Throughout the week, campers perform in small mixed instrument ensembles, same instrument ensembles, jazz combos (including pianists), and have classes and participate in special topics, including drum circles, music theory & history, movement/exercise, reed-making class for double reeds, and piano skills. 

All campers receive private coaching on their instrument.



All applicants entering grade 8 through the senior year of high school will be accepted. Younger students can be accepted by teacher referral.

Ensembles

  • Flute Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Sax Ensemble
  • Trios
  • Quartets
  • Quintets
  • Percussion Ensemble (including pianists!)
  • Oboe Ensemble
  • Bassoon Ensemble
  • Jazz Combos

Scholarships



The Raymond Kuntz Memorial Scholarship is available to one student attending the "Winds 'n Jazz in June" camp.



The Michael J Salvatore Memorial Scholarship is also available to one student attending the "Winds 'n Jazz in June" camp.

Applications for both scholarships can found on the Forms & Documents page.

The Week on Campus

Camp Location


Winds 'n Jazz in June will take place at the new Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at the corner of Otterman St. and Harrison Ave. in downtown Greensburg. Drop off and pick up for the camp will be at the main lobby entrance located on Harrison Avenue. The two evening recitals will take place in the Reichgut Concert Hall just inside the main entrance. 

Camp Schedule


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lunch provided these days. 



Wednesday and Friday

8:45 a.m. to end of 7 p.m. recitals

Lunch and dinner provided these days. 

Ensemble placement will be based on application information. 



Monday through Friday will be full days of classes, coaching and ensembles. There will be a solo student recital on Wednesday evening, and a final ensemble recital on Friday evening. Parents and friends are invited to attend these events.



NOTE: The camp will end Friday evening with a camp recital for all campers at 7 p.m. A complete schedule will be included with each registration confirmation. 

Faculty

(Faculty to be chosen from the following based on registration/instrumentation.)

Flute


Rosalind Stack holds a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the Boston Conservatory. She is a member of the Allegheny Flute Association and adjunct professor of flute at Seton Hill University. Rosalind also performs as principal piccolo and flute in the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds.



Oboe/Assistant Director


Rise Kostilnik earned her BFA in oboe performance from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a long time member of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, is principal oboe with the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, and a frequent soloist at area churches. She is the oboe instructor at Seton Hill University, and maintains a private studio in her home in Gibsonia.



Clarinet


Lisa Thackrah holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ohio University and a master's degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of South Carolina. She performs clarinet and bass clarinet frequently with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, local theatre, and high school musical productions throughout the Westmoreland area. She is Adjunct Professor of clarinet at SHU and teaches instrumental and vocal music at Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe.

Saxophone/Theory

Kathleen Campbell holds a Bachelor of Music from Seton Hill University and a MM from the University of Cincinnati. She is associate professor of music at Seton Hill, where she teaches Theory, Saxophone, Music Ed., and Woodwind Ensemble.



Saxophone/Jazz


John M. Seybert, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Music Education Program at Seton Hill University.He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Grove City College, a Master of Music degree from Butler University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in music education from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. 



Percussion


R.J. Heid is adjunct professor of percussion at Seton Hill University. R.J. holds a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and master's degree in Music Performance, both from Duquesne University. He has performed with the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, CLO Late Night Cabaret Theater, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Ensemble. 



Piano


Edward M. Kuhn Jr. holds a BA from Carlow College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University with a certificate in Piano Pedagogy. He runs a private piano studio and is a frequent accompanist for recitals and festivals. He is assistant professor of piano at Seton Hill University where he teaches piano majors, secondary piano, class piano and piano pedagogy.



Eurhythmics Experience


Laurie Jones is Associate Professor of Music at Seton Hill University. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Ed. and Vocal Performance from West Virginia University, a M.M. in Music Therapy from Temple University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. at Temple University. 



Trumpet/Brass


Annette Russell is recently retired from her position as the Music Department head and Elementary Band Director for Jeannette City Schools and holds her Bachelor of Music from Seton Hill University.

Low Brass, Horn, Bassoon


TBA



Director


Michelle Walters is director of Community Music at Seton Hill University. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Saint Vincent College. She is principal pianist and manager of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds and frequent accompanist for area high school musicals and festivals. Recently, she musically directed, conducted and accompanied the Seton Hill University Theatre production of "Into the Woods."