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Dr. Philip B. Edelman

Dr. Philip B. Edelman

Assistant Professor of Music Education
University of Maine
School of Performing Arts

UW Music Camp, Orchestra director

Assistant professor of instrumental music education Dr. Philip Edelman joined the faculty of the University of Maine School of Performing arts in the fall of 2016. His teaching responsibilities include courses in music education and conducting, and he directs the UMaine Concert Band. He earned degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (Ph.D.), Kansas State University (MM), and the University of New Hampshire (BME). Prior to his appointment at the University of Maine, Dr. Edelman taught a wide variety of courses in music education methods, field experiences, and music technology as part of his doctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. For seven years prior to his doctoral study, he was a director of instrumental music in the Goddard, Kansas school district, teaching in all areas of the instrumental music program (band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band, and chamber music).  Edelman’s research areas include lifelong music learning, undergraduate music education preparation, conductor decision-making, and the music student teaching experience. He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the College Band Directors National Association, and the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Edelman is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was the recipient of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2016) recognizing work during his fellowship. He has taught at all levels of instrumental music education, but especially loves teaching middle and high school orchestra. He is looking forward to coming back to Wyoming for the wonderful students, the amazing mountains, and the brilliant staff at the University of Wyoming summer music camp.

Dr. Patrick Dill

Dr. Patrick Dill

Director of Choral Activities
Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

UW Music Camp, Choir Director

Dr. Patrick Dill is the director of choral activities at Carroll University, where he directs the Carroll Chamber Singers and the Carroll Concert Choir.  Previously, he served as the Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Voice at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where he directed the Concert Choir and Lyric Women, assisted with the Symphonic Chorus, and taught private voice and ear training courses. Dr. Dill has extensive public school teaching experience in the state of Texas, and his choirs have sung at multiple ACDA regional conferences. Dr. Dill is an active adjudicator and clinician, and currently serves as the director of music at First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa.  He holds a doctoral degree in choral conducting with a related field in voice performance from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Millikin University. Dr. Dill has studied choral conducting with Brad Holmes, Andrew Megill, Joe Miller, and Jerry McCoy.

Mr. Brent Rose

Mr. Brent Rose

Director of Bands
Kelly Walsh High School, Cheyenne, WY

UW Music Camp, Band director 

Brent Rose is in his sixteenth year as a public school music director.  Currently he is the instrumental music instructor at Kelly Walsh High School.  At Kelly Walsh HS he teaches Symphonic Band, “Trojan Marching Band”, Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble and Music Theory.  Mr. Rose has spent the previous 3 years in Casper teaching Middle School Vocal Music at Centennial Junior High School and at the Casper Classical Academy.  Brent recently joined the staff of the Wyoming All-State Marching Band where he has been both the Marching Instructor and now is the Brass Instructor.  The Wyoming All-State Marching Band has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rose Bowl Parade, the St. Patricks Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the U.S. Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C.

Mr. Rose is currently the President for the Wyoming Music Educators Association and sits on the National Board for NAfME (the National Association for Music Education).   Brent sits on the board of directors for the Wyoming Worlds of Music Council and has served numerous board positions with both the WMEA and the Wyoming Jazz Educators including President of WJE for 4 years and WMEA Northeast District President for 7 years.  Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wyoming in 2001, a Masters Degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ in 2005, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Wyoming.   Brent recently received his Principal Endorsement from the University of Wyoming.  Mr. Rose is a member of the Wyoming Jazz Educators, the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Fraternity,  and the Wyoming Music Educators Association.

Dr. Ben Markley

Dr. Ben Markley

Director of Jazz Studies
University of Wyoming

Ben Markley, a jazz pianist, has performed with Brian Lynch, Ron McClure, and George Garzone.  Markley's Debut album entitled 'Spealio' features tenor saxophone great George Garzone.  'Second Introduction' (OA2 records) is Markley's latest recording as a leader and features trumpeter Greg Gisbert.  Recent performance credits include Eddie Henderson, Jerry Hahn, and Jeff Coffin.

Markley was part of a trio that won the Promising Artists of the Twenty-First Century competition at New York University.  This group toured and gave master classes in Costa Rica.

Compositions from each of Markley's two albums have earned him ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards for 2007 and 2008.  In 2008 Markley was selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program held at the Kennedy Center.  Markley co-leads the band Raincheck who recently released a recording on the Dazzle Recordings label.

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