The 2020 St. Mary’s University Summer Music Camp is ONLINE through a structured week of masterclasses, private lessons and elective courses.

Registration is now closed. 

We welcome you to join us for our music camps during the coming school year, as well as in Summer 2021.

If you have questions about future camps, please contact Matthew Mireles, D.M.A., St. Mary’s University Department of Music Chair, at mmireles1@stmarytx.edu.

Danny Taubenheim, Music Camp Instructor

Danny Taubenheim
Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, St. Mary’s University; Associate Principal Trumpet, San Antonio Symphony

Holgen Gjoni
Adjunct Professor of Cello, St. Mary’s University; Cello, San Antonio Symphony

Steve Peterson
Adjunct Professor of Trombone, St. Mary’s University; Principal Trombone, San Antonio Symphony

Erin Murphy
Assistant Professor of Flute, Oklahoma State University

Renia Piotrowski-Shterenberg, Music Camp Instructor, Assistant Concertmaster, Violin, San Antonio Symphony

Renia Piotrowski-Shterenberg
Assistant Concertmaster, Violin, San Antonio Symphony

Daniel Wang
Viola, San Antonio Symphony

Zlatan Redzic
Bass, San Antonio Symphony

Cory Sales
Percussion, United States Army National Guard Band

Rosemary Engelstad, Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Rosemary Engelstad
Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Leelanee Sterrett
Acting Association Principal Horn, New York Philharmonic

Demondrae Thurman
Internationally renowned Euphonium soloist; Professor, Indiana University

Alicia Cordoba Tait
Professor of Oboe, St. Mary’s University

Derek Fenstermacher
Principal Tubist, St. Louis Symphony

Kristin Hayes, D.M.
Professor of Flute, St. Mary’s University

Jason Robb
Director of Bands at Rouse High School, and Program Coordinator of Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps

John Dominguez, Music Camp Instructor

John Dominguez
Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School

Beau Bujol, Music Camp Instructor

Beau Bujol
Associate Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School and former drum major of Louisiana State University Marching Band

  • High School Level Faculty


    Trumpet
    Danny Taubenheim, Professor of Music, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony

    Horn
    Leelanee Sterrett, New York Philharmonic

    Trombone
    Steven Peterson, Adjunct Professor of Trombone, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony

    Euphonium
    Demondrae Thurman, Internationally renowned soloist, professor at Indiana University

    Tuba
    Derek Fenstermacher, St. Louis Symphony

    Viola
    Daniel Wang, San Antonio Symphony

    Flute
    Erin Murphy, Assistant Professor of Flute, Oklahoma State University

    Clarinet
    Rosemary Engelstad, Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Saxophone
    Gene Centeno, recording and performing artist

    Percussion
    Cory Sales, United States Army National Guard Band

    Violin
    Renia Piotrowski-Shterenberg, Assistant Concertmaster, San Antonio Symphony

  • Middle School Level Faculty


    Trumpet
    Erin Thomas, Band Director, Geneva School of Boerne

    Horn
    Alex Melendez, Director of Bands, Katherine Stinson Middle School

    Euphonium
    John Caputo, United States Air Force Band

    Tuba
    Jay Hagy, Band Director, Noel Grisham Middle School

    Bass
    Zlatan Redzic, San Antonio Symphony

    Cello
    Holgen Gjoni, Adjunct Professor of Cello, St. Mary’s University; San Antonio Symphony

    Violin
    Renia Piotrowski-Shterenberg, Assistant Concertmaster, San Antonio Symphony

    Flute
    Kristin Hayes, D.M., Professor of Flute, St. Mary’s University

    Clarinet
    Guerrina Esparza, Director of Bands, Hector Garcia Middle School

    Oboe
    Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A., Professor of Oboe, St. Mary’s University

    Saxophone
    Bobby Baiza, Band Director, John B. Connally Middle School

    Bassoon
    Amy Palzik, Director of Bands, Joel C. Harris Middle School


Online Classes

Warmup and Fundamentals Class
Students will begin the day playing along with the teacher through their warmup and daily exercises that advance their playing abilities. Students are grouped in a Zoom videoconference meeting with others with the same instrument and ability level.

Masterclass
Students will continue in their groups to focus on daily topics and exercises specific to each instrument’s advancement.

Electives Periods
Each student will choose two electives.

Private Lessons
Students will end the day with one-on-one lessons with their teacher.


Elective Courses

Marching Fundamentals
Geared toward middle school and early high school students, students will learn the basics of Texas marching band fundamentals from Jason Robb, Director of Bands at Rouse High School, and Program Coordinator of Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.

Drum Major Techniques
Intended for students planning to audition for drum major positions and current drum majors, taught by Beau Bujol, Associate Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School and former drum major of Louisiana State University Marching Band.

Jazz Improvisation
Explore the basics of learning how to improvise in jazz music.

Audition Prep
Learn strategies for successful preparation and performance for all-state auditions.

Composition
Develop your creativity and musical imagination by learning how to compose your own music.

Fundamentals of Sound Recording
Develop skills to successful record and produce quality recordings using free software and an easy to learn platform.

Sight-Reading/Ear Training
Advance your music reading and listening skills. This course will arm you with tools to help you learn music faster and more effectively.

Music Theory
Learn the fundamental structures of music. Focus will be on chord structure, tonality, and harmonic analysis.

Conducting
Explore the fundamentals of leading ensembles as the conductor. Emphasis will be on beat patterns, cues and gestures.

Leadership Training
Learn the necessary skills for leadership positions in your home band or orchestra from one of Texas’ most beloved and respected teachers, John Dominguez, Director of Bands at John Paul Stevens High School.


Participant Requirements

Each participant will need their own internet access, and a standard Zoom account to attend the sessions. St. Mary’s University is not responsible for data usage charges from cellular providers.

Internet Access

Sessions will be held through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. Participants will need to have a Zoom account, but only the free version is required. You will not need to upgrade your account to participate. Desktop computers are recommended, but mobile devices are also useable.

Zoom

Each teacher will email their section packets to the students, which will include the warm-up and masterclass materials.  Printing of the packet it recommended but viewing digitally is also acceptable.

Section Packets

Each participant will need access to an instrument to participate fully in the section sessions.

Instruments

Contact Us

For more information about the St. Mary’s University Summer Music Camp, contact Matthew Mireles, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands.


Matthew Mireles, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands
St. Mary’s University

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