Summer Music Clinic

Masterclass faculty

Frank Diaz is associate professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he teaches courses on instrumental music education, research methods, and mindfulness for musicians. He is also a highly sought-out conductor for honors, community, secondary, and collegiate orchestras.

Rodney Dorsey is professor of music in bands and chair of the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Ensembles under his direction have performed at state and national events. He is an active guest conductor, having led intercollegiate, all-state, and regional honors bands around the country.

As a jazz educator, Lissa May served as jazz band director at Oakland University, Michigan, while also serving as supervisor of fine arts for the Waterford School District. She is a former faculty member in band and jazz studies at Purdue University, where she directed the Purdue jazz band.

Samuel Fischer is artist professor of violin at the University of Redlands (CA) and violin instructor at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. He enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, and educator.

Stephen Wyrczynski is professor of music in viola at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 18 years and has been an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2006.

Brandon Vamos is professor of practice in cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a member of the Pacifica Quartet, the school's quartet-in-residence. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide and has collaborated with many distinguished artists, including Paul Katz, Michael Tree, Yo-Yo Ma, Menahem Pressler, and the Emerson Quartet.

Robert Goodlett is assistant principal bass with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1972, he played four seasons with the Louisville Orchestra.

Tamara Thweatt was principal piccolo of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 2000-2002 and has served as guest principal piccolo in subscription concerts of the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra, and has performed as flutist with the Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Thweatt teaches privately, coaches chamber music, and performs widely in concerts and recordings in Indianapolis.

Linda Strommen is professor of music in oboe at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has also been a guest faculty member at The Juilliard School for the past 20 years and is a faculty member with Interlochen Arts Camp and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

Kathleen McLean is associate professor of music in bassoon at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Internationally recognized, McLean was the associate principal bassoon of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 2009 and is a sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, recitalist, and teacher.

Howard Klug is professor of music in clarinet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a chamber musician, soloist, and clinician who has performed throughout the United States, Great Britain, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Venezuela, China, and Israel.

Otis Murphy is professor of saxophone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is in great demand as an international soloist and clinician, having performed in some 20 countries worldwide across four continents.

Joey Tartell is professor of music in trumpet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the U.S. Army's Jazz Ambassadors.

Jeff Nelsen is professor of horn at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, founder of Fearless Performance LLC, and a member of the Canadian Brass.

Jonathan Whitaker is professor of trombone at the University of Alabama. His students have been tremendously successful in national and international solo competitions as well as being placed in some of the nation’s top summer music festivals.

Demondrae Thurman is professor of euphonium at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has an outstanding international reputation as a euphonium soloist in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. He plays first euphonium and trombone in the Sotto Voce Quartet, and first baritone horn in the Brass Band of Battle Creek, a British brass band.

Dan Perantoni is provost professor of tuba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a legendary tuba artist and pedagogue as well as a trailblazer in a variety of genres, including work as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, jazz musician, and in instrument design.

Kevin Bobo is professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Europe, the Czech Republic, and nearly 40 states in the U.S.

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Registration

Dates: June 14–18, 2021

Tuition: $500

Non-refundable registration fee: $75

Registration and fees deadline: May 31

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We look forward to our usual full in-person IU Summer Music Clinic experience in 2022; in the meantime, take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve musical skills and learn from some of the best educators in the country. Please visit our website for more information.

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