Resident Artist Faculty

Our professional music faculty are dedicated to sharing their talents and experience. Most are faculty members at LVC. They have performed nationally and internationally. They are concert artists, symphony members, jazz composers, and noted conductors. These professionals enjoy teaching and bringing out the best in each camper.


Joe Mixon, camp director, guitar, jazz studies. B.A., Moravian College; M.M., Combs College of Music.

Michelle Barraclough, flute. B.F.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.M., Catholic University.

Dalinda Bohr, violin. B.A., M.M.E., Lebanon Valley College.

Beverly Butts, clarinet. B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Michigan State University; doctoral studies at New York University.

John Copenhaver, jazz band, trumpet. B.S., Lebanon Valley College, M.M., West Chester University.

James Erdman, trombone, euphonium, tuba. Former soloist and principal trombone for "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.

Dr. Eric Fung, piano, B.S., The Eastman School of Music; M.M. and M.A., The Eastman School of Music; D.M.A. The Juilliard School

Chris Heffner, concert band, wind ensemble. B.M.E., Western Kentucky University; M.M., Ph.D., University of Florida.

Dr. Barry Hill, music technology, M.M. New York University; D.Ed. Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Nowak, percussion. B.S., Mansfield State College; M.M., University of Miami.

Sal Ritz, musical theater vocal performance. B.A., University of Maryland, College Park; producing director, Saucon Valley School District Fine Arts Program.

Thomas Strohman, clarinet, saxophone, jazz studies. B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.M., Towson University.