Junior High - Primary Programs

 Sunday, July 6, 2014 (optional)
Faculty concert at 7 p.m. (Blair Music Center)
Followed by a brief meet and greet with the faculty

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014
9 a.m.–noon Primary Program

Musical Theatre Vocal Workshop
Learn from Lindsay Bretz-Morgan, one of the most seasoned musical theatre performers in the area. Workshop will include vocal and dance warm-ups, stage presence, improv theatre, audition preparation, movement, ensemble singing, individual singing and a performance at the end of the week! This is the place to develop skill and confidence! Directed by Lindsay Bretz-Morgan.

Instructor biography:
Lindsay Bretz-Morgan, who holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. She has toured nationally and internationally and performed locally at Allenberry Playhouse, Theatre Harrisburg, Carlisle Theatre, Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, Stage On Herr, Capitol Dinner Theatre & Oystermill Playhouse. Bretz-Morgan teaches voice with CMI here at LVC and also privately in Elizabethtown.

Band Instrument Camp: Woodwinds, Percussion, Brass
Learn from some of the top area professionals. Fun and engaging group activities designed to help you develop your unique musical style including group sessions, master classes, technique builders, and ensembles. Private lessons available.

Instructor biographies:
Beverly Ann K. Butts, Woodwinds
Beverly Butts is an LVC alumnus, where she received her bachelor's degree in music education. She also attended Michigan State University for her master's degree in performance and has worked toward a Ph.D. in music at New York University. In addition to being a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Butts frequently plays clarinet in several symphonies, including the Hershey Symphony. She also enjoys teaching clarinet, woodwind methods, and clarinet choir at LVC as well as giving master classes for both high school and college students.

John Copenhaver, Trumpet and Brass
A graduate of LVC, teaches trumpet at his alma mater. His extensive experience includes studying trumpet with Fred Erdman, Walter Gier, Skip Stine, Lloyd Baddorf, and Dr. Ken Laudermilch. Copenhaver is a frequent performer and has played in concert with Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Diane Bish, Bob Newhart, The Manhattan Transfer, the Temptations, the Spinners, Regis Philbin, Petula Clark, Shari Lewis, Tommy Tune, Little Richard, The Four Tops, Bobby Vinton, Clay Aiken, and the Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show. Copenhaver directs elementary bands and chairs the music department at Lebanon School District. He also performs with the Lancaster British Brass Band, By Request, and Susquehanna Brass.

James A.Erdman, Trombone and Low Brass
Erdman was the former featured soloist and principal trombone of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, 1956–1976. In 1983 he joined the adjunct faculty of Lebanon Valley College and received The Nevelyn J. Knisely Award for Inspirational Teaching in 2001. During his tenure at LVC he founded Quartet Die Posaunen, the nation’s first trombone “quartet in residence” in an American college or university. As an active member of the International Trombone Association, he has appeared as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator, and was recognized for his “contribution to virtuoso solo trombone playing.”

Michelle Barraclough, Flute
Michelle Barraclough joined the LVC faculty in 2003. She teaches flute lessons, pedagogy, and literature courses, and coaches the LVC flute ensemble. While obtaining her master of music degree, Barraclough studied with Alice Weinreb of the National Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Keystone Wind Ensemble, under the direction of composer Jack Stamp. She was a featured solo performer at the opening concert of the Delta Omicron triennial conference in Louisville in 2002. Barraclough has performed with the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band, York Symphony Orchestra, Central PA Oratorio Singers, and the Susquehanna Chorale. She founded her own chamber trio, The Silverwood Trio, in 2003 with cellist Brenda Johnson and oboist Kirstin Gordon.

Robert A. Nowak, Percussion
Robert Nowak, LVC percussion instructor since 1988, received the Nevelyn Knisely Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2001, and is a well-known professional percussionist. He has played with Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Regis Philbin, Natalie Cole, and more. He currently tours with jazz guitar legend Al Martino. He played in the national tours of “Chorus Line,” “Dream Girls,” “Ragtime,” “The Full Monty,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” He is principal percussionist for both the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Nowak manufactures mahogany log drums, triangle holders, and goose neck cymbal holders used by major symphony orchestra and music schools around the world. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the Educational Team of Vic Firth, Inc.