Kan. -- Six free concerts will punctuate the High Plains Music Camp, formerly
the High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp, on the Fort Hays State University
campus from July 15 through July 21.
in 1947 by Harold G. Palmer, the camp continues to offer the experience of
studying music with outstanding musicians from around the country, for band,
string and now voice students.
experience a week of stimulating and concentrated study in the art of music
under the guidance of nationally recognized musicians, teachers and conductors.
Performances, concerts and additional opportunities in recreation and camp
social life make the week an experience worth repeating year after year.
evening features a concert by guest artists, faculty and campers in the
Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall.
and Laura Vizzutti, world-renowned classical and jazz musicians, will open up
the concert series at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 16.
at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 60
countries and every state in the union to perform with a multitude of artists
living in Los Angeles during the '80s, he performed on more than a hundred
motion picture sound tracks, such as "Back To The Future" and
"Star Trek" as well as countless TV shows, commercials and
his home in Seattle, Wash., his current career is an impressive schedule of
recitals, concerts, recording and composing. His continued commitment to music
education and the value of music in everyday life.
Vizzutti has performed and presented workshops in Japan, New Zealand, Canada,
Europe and throughout the United States. She began studying piano at the age of
4 and was a young artists competition winner at the age of 14.
recent activities include solo and ensemble concerts throughout the United
States and in Japan, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Finland and Germany. She has
been invited several times to participate in arts cruises aboard the luxury
cruise vessel MS Europa on extended tours of the South Pacific, North Atlantic
can be heard performing on television and movie soundtracks such as "Hallmark
Hall of Fame" and "Zeus and Roxanne." As a strong proponent of
music education, Vizzutti has taught at the college level and maintains a small
private teaching studio.
High Plains Music Camp Faculty-Staff Recital, the second concert on the schedule,
will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. The recital will include performances by
Dr. Terry Crull, assistant professor of music and theatre; Brad Dawson;
assistant professor; Dr. Jeff Jordan, associate professor; Dean Kranzler,
instructor; Matt Means, assistant professor; Ben Cline, chair of the Department
of Music and Theatre; Dr. Kristin Pisano, associate professor; Dr. Joe
Perniciaro, assistant professor; Dr. Timothy Rolls, assistant professor; Hilary
Shepard, instructor; Lane Weaver, instructor; and Kay Werth, instructor.
Concerts on the schedule:
Plains Music Camp Camper Honor Recital will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18,
Plains Music Camp Faculty Wind Ensemble Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Music Theatre/Opera Performance, Classical String Ensembles, Alternate Strings
Concert, Student Jazz Concert, and Faculty Jazz Concert performances will start
at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20.
Large and Small Ensembles Concerts will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21.
more information, contact Dr. Ivalah Allen, Camp Director, at 785-628-4226 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Postier, Assistant to the Director, at
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