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Summer Music Camp

Meet the Clinicians

Director

Dr. Holly Dalrymple

Holly Dalrymple

Dr. Holly Dalrymple is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Wyoming. She conducts Bel Canto Women’s Chorus, Laramie Civic Chorus, and teaches vocal and choral methods and pedagogy. Bel Canto has performed for the Wyoming Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association Northwest conference in Portland, OR. 

Dr. Dalrymple has directed middle school and high school choral programs in Richardson, Plano, and Pflugerville, Texas.  Prior to joining the UW music faculty, she served as the Artistic Director of Tapestry Singers, the women’s chorus of Austin, and as Associate Conductor for the Denton Bach Society and the Dallas Arts District Chorale.

As a frequent festival clinician, Dr. Dalrymple focuses on sound production, teaching the young female voice, and leading women’s choirs.  Active in advancing music education in the state of Wyoming, she currently serves as Collegiate Chair for the Wyoming Music Educators Association and is the NAfME faculty advisor for the UW student Chapter.  Dr. Dalrymple also directs the UW Summer Music Camp. 

She earned a Doctoral degree in choral conducting with a related field in voice performance from the University of North Texas, a Masters degree in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of music education from Texas State University. 


Director

Mr. Philip Moline

Philip Moline

Philip Moline is currently the director of UW Presents, a division of the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences, assisting in its broad educational mission by presenting a rich, balanced program of music, theatre, and dance, featuring performances by artists of national and international distinction. Also under his direction, is Fine Arts Outreach, presenting artistic and educational opportunities to Wyoming's public schools, UW students, and communities, by touring performances of UW faculty and students throughout the state, as well as hosting on campus festivals to bring students and educators to campus to work with guest artists and faculty.

Prior to UW Presents, Philip worked for the Wyoming Arts Council as the Community Development and Independent Music Specialist, overseeing the community support grant to provide arts funding for state arts organizations, as well as working to develop the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative to promote and strengthen the independent music scene in Wyoming.

Philip received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Wyoming, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration.


Dr. Karen Gregg

Concert Band, History of Rock and Roll

Karen Gregg

Dr. Karen Gregg has served as the Director of Bands at Lyons Middle/Senior High School for the past 18 years.  Her responsibilities include directing the four bands (two middle school bands, High School Concert Band, High School Jazz Band) in addition to teaching The History of Rock and Roll, Beginning Guitar, and Personal Fitness.   Since her appointment at Lyons Middle Senior High School, the band program has experienced 400% growth and now includes over 50% of the school population.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music Performance on Bassoon degree, Karen served as the Principal Bassoonist and Woodwind Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Barranquilla in Barranquilla, Colombia.  She then attended The Ohio State University where she received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Bassoon Performance.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities in Lyons, Karen has served on the All-State Band Steering Committee, the CHSAA Music Advisory Board, and is currently on the Concert Band Committee with the Colorado Bandmasters Association.   She is also a member of CBDNA, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Mu and the American School Band Director Association. While not busy with her job at Lyons, Karen Gregg is a devoted wife to Shawn (an elementary school physical education teacher) and a mother to two awesome children (Quin, 14 and Carter, 10).   The family loves to play outside together, whether it be swimming, hiking, traveling, riding bikes, hosting sprinkler parties for the neighborhood, building snowmen & sledding, gardening or relaxing on the patio.  


Ms. Amy Logan

Concert Choir, Musicianship, Voice Class

Amy Logan

Amy Logan is extremely excited to return to her Wyoming roots this summer to teach at the University of Wyoming summer music camp! Amy has been the choir director at Skyview High School in Billings, MT for thirteen years where she conducts five curricular choirs and two extracurricular ensembles. In addition to teaching at Skyview, Amy is heavily involved in the musical community directing Yellowstone Valley Voices, playing clarinet in the Billings Symphony, and performing in operas and musicals around Billings and Montana. She also enjoys guest conducting, teaching at camps and clinics and adjudicating. She often spends her summers traveling the state and beyond to teach, music-direct, or perform. Amy holds a Masters degree in music education and a Bachelors in clarinet performance from the University of Montana. She is a member of the VoiceCare Network and is serving as president-elect of the Montana Music Educators Association. Amy is especially proud to be raising two wonderful children and musicians of her own.  


Mr. Benjamin Tomkins

Orchestra, Conducting, String Chamber

Ben Tomkins

Ben Tomkins began playing the violin at the age of eleven. In 2005, he received his M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Rose. He has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and currently performs with the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA.  As a chamber musician he has coached with members of the Cleveland, Miami, Arditti, Penderecki, Tokyo, Miro and Pacifica quartets. He has served as Director of Strings Attached and Music Director of the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra and is currently a Master Mentor with the Denver School of the Arts. 

Benjamin also writes for the Dayton City Paper, and in his spare time enjoys cooking, boxing, philosophy, history, and spending time with his wife Robyn and Molly and Amelia—their two wonderful pets. 


Dr. Ben Markley

Jazz Band, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Lessons

Ben Markley

Ben Markley, a jazz pianist, has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock. Markley's latest recording project is Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records).  Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as 'Hindsight,' 'Bolivia,' and 'Holy Land,' Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2017 by DownBeat magazine

Markley is active as a composer and arranger with many big band and vocal jazz charts published through UNC Jazz Press. Recent arranging commissions include the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia and Wyoming Jazz Educators All-State Jazz Band. Compositions from Markleyʼs first two albums have earned him ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards. Markley was selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program held at the Kennedy Center.

Markley’s book A Practical Approach to Improvisation - The David Hazeltine Method was published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz in December of 2014. It documents David Hazeltine’s process of creating etudes from transcriptions. 

Markley is an active performer in the Denver-metropolitan area and along the front range. He can be seen regularly at in Ft. Collins as part of the Subterranean jazz trio at Ace Gillett's Lounge.

Markley currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wyoming where he directs and coaches the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble and combos. He also teaches applied jazz piano, improvisation, and is the director of the UW Jazz Festival. 


Ms. Megan Goodner

Beginning Guitar

Megan Goodner

Meghan Goodner has been teaching music in the public schools since 2010.  For the past three years, she has taught K-12 Music at Rock River School in Albany County, Wyoming.  She teaches elementary music, middle school and high school choir, guitar, and piano.  Originally from Spokane, WA, Meghan holds a Bachelor of music education from Westminster Choir College. 


Mr. Mike Hancey

Musical Theatre

Mike Hancey

Mr. Michael K. Hancey, Laramie High Theater Program Director, began his teaching career in 1991, having graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Music Degree, Choral emphasis.  His first 9 years of teaching was in Peoria, Arizona at Peoria High School.  Next he worked in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area at the University School of Milwaukee for 6 years.  Career and family needs took Mr. Hancey to Idaho, where he earned his Masters of Arts in Education degree, and for 4 years worked at Rigby High School in Rigby, Idaho, and one year as a 7-12 principal in a small, rural Idaho town.

Mr. Hancey has been at Laramie High School for eight years, five years as Director of Choral Activities and three years as Theater Program Director, teaching Musical Theatre, Drama and serving as Theater Manager.  During his teaching career Mr. Hancey has taught all types of choral and general music from elementary to high school choirs.  He has also directed various musicals including “White Christmas”, “Into the Woods”, “The Addams Family”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Peter Pan”, “Les Miserables – School Edition”, “Cinderella”, and many more.  Mr. Hancey has also directed many plays including “Alice in Wonderland’, “You Can’t Take It With You”, “Taming of the Shrew”, and “12 Angry Jurors”. 


Mrs. Beth Kean

Decoding Musical Language, Piano Lessons

Beth Keane

Beth Kean is director of Choral Music at LCCC, where she teaches courses in Aural Theory and Piano Class. She also directs the Collegiate Chorale, composed of students and community members, and the select small vocal ensemble, Cantorei. While at St. Olaf College, Kean sang under the direction of Sigrid Johnson, Dr. Robert Scholz, Dr. Gerry Hoekstra, and most notably, Dr. Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Choir. During her two years in the St. Olaf Choir, Kean sang throughout the United States and internationally.

Prior to her time at LCCC, Kean spent two years teaching elementary music, and seven years teaching high school choir in Cheyenne. Several former students have been selected to state, regional and national honor choirs, including performances in the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. and the Grand Ole' Oprey House, Nashville, Tennessee. Kean has presented workshops at state ACDA meetings, and recently conducted the University of Wyoming summer music camp choir in 2015. She was the 2013 recipient of the Weiss Outstanding Wyoming Choral Music Educator.  


Dr. Scott Meredith

Music of the Movies, Trumpet Lessons

Scott Meredith

Dr. Scott Meredith is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wyoming where he teaches applied trumpet, Orchestral Experts, Jazz Techniques, Jazz History, and directs the University of Wyoming trumpet ensemble. His students participated and successfully competed in state, regional and national festivals and competitions: most recently in the National Trumpet Competition in Washington D.C. and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver Colorado as well as numerous International Trumpet Guild conferences. Several former members of his studio have gone on to earn masters and doctoral degrees from major music schools such as the University of North Texas and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.


Dr. Meredith maintains an active schedule of performance engagements, masterclasses, and clinics in the United States. He has performed and presented at the 2011, 2012, 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conferences as well as acted as chair for the 2012 ITG orchestral excerpts competition in Columbus, GA. He currently is a member of the judging faculty for the National Trumpet Competition.


Dr. Crystal Sieger

Horn Lessons

Crystal Sieger

A native Ohioan, Dr. Crystal Sieger (BM, Ohio State University; MM, University of Arizona; PhD, University of Arizona) joined the University of Wyoming faculty in 2014. Dr. Sieger resided in Tucson, Arizona for more than 20 years, and came to Laramie after a brief return to Ohio to teach at Case Western Reserve University. While in Southern Arizona, Dr. Sieger taught elementary and middle school band and orchestra for twelve years in the Sunnyside Unified School District. She also served as principal hornist of the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and the Foothills Chamber Ensemble. Dr. Sieger currently serves as the horn instructor for Crane Youth Music, a summer camp for middle and high school students at the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam, where she also performs regularly with the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Potsdam Brass Quintet.

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