GV Music Camps
Grand View University Woodwind Camp
July 11 - 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Grand View Campus
$120 per participant, with discounts for those in All-State or District Band
Grand View hosts a week-long instrumental camp in July for middle and high school students who play clarinet, flute, saxophone, bassoon, and oboe.
The camp invites woodwind players of all abilities to take part in specialized instrument instruction with a combination of local faculty and featured artists in a daily master class. Participants will have the opportunity to individually interact with world-class musicians on their instruments and participate in a daily group rehearsal, which will result in a performance at the end of the week for family and friends.
Grand View University Brass Camp
July 18 - 22, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Grand View Campus
$150 per participant, with discounts for those in All-State or District Band
Grand View hosts a week-long instrumental camp in July for middle and high school students who play trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.
The camp invites focused instrumental students to take part in specialized instrument instruction with a combination of local faculty and featured artists in a daily master class. Participants will have the opportunity to individually interact with world-class musicians on their instruments and participate in a daily brass choir rehearsal, which will result in a performance at the end of the week for family and friends.
Maniacal 4 is 'four great musicians telling one unified, inspiring musical story after another...project[ing] a clear, unified, uplifting and committed musical vision on par with great CHAMBER ensembles.' (Alex Iles). From traditional to tongue-in-cheek, the trombone quartet continually seeks to stretch concepts of musical performance in creative and relatable ways.
Combining brass, percussion, piano, singing and more, M4 offers a buffet of musical tastes from around the world and different time periods. M4 also enjoys performing with concert bands, choirs, and rhythm sections, seamlessly blending classical, pop, jazz and rock music into a single, immersive, experience. Frequent collaborators, the group loves creative endeavors and new challenges. Called 'a force to be reckoned with' (Michael Davis), the group has performed at music festivals on three continents, working with students of all ages at schools and universities.
Sam Plafian joined the University of Miami Frost School of Music faculty at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year and is perhaps best known as a founding member of the internationally renowned Empire Brass Quintet. Versatile in both classical and jazz realms, Pilafian has recorded and performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, and Pink Floyd. As a solo jazz artist, Pilafian has recorded fifteen CDs. He was also a member of the large brass ensemble Summit Brass. He is an arranger, composer and recording producer and is the coauthor of the best selling pedagogy texts “Breathing Gym” and “Brass Gym.” Sam Pilafian was formerly professor of music in the ASU Herberger College School of Music, having previously served for 20 years on the faculties of Boston University and their summer Tanglewood Institute. As a past president and chairman of the board of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Pilafian now serves on its board of directors.
Wiff joined the faculty of Baylor University’s School of Music in 2002 as Professor of Trumpet and Brass Division Coordinator. From 1998-2002 he was Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas, principal trumpet of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Mountain Chamber Players. He served as Assistant Professor of Music at Oklahoma Baptist University from 1978-1985 and performed regularly with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. Wiff received music degrees from Baylor University (BME) and the University of Northern Colorado (MM). His primary mentors include Ron Fox, William Pfund, the late Michael Ewald and Larry Skinner.
A lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Chris Castellanos received his formal education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chris has held positions with the Dallas Brass and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, with whom he has also been a soloist. In addition Chris often performs with the Utah Symphony, Rodney Marsalis Philidelphia Big Brass, Nevada Chamber Orchestra, Las Vegas Jazz Connection, Miami Ballet and the TAD Wind Symphony of Japan. Currently, Chris is actively touring throughout the US and world with the Boston Brass.
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