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400 Plus Middle School Students Ready to Experience Middle Level HonorFest

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HONORFEST 2013

The HonorFest Concert Showcase will begin at 4:00 PM
September 21, 2013 at the Hilton Commons of De LaSalle Institute. 

 

CLINICIANS:

Robert Sheldon has taught instrumental music in the Florida and Illinois public schools
for over 30 years, and has served on the faculty at Florida State University where he taught conducting and instrumental music education classes, and directed the university bands. As concert band editor for Alfred Music Publishing, he maintains an active composition
and conducting schedule, and regularly accepts commissions for new works. Sheldon received the bachelor of music degree in music education from the University of Miami and the master of fine arts degree in instrumental conducting from the University of Florida.
An internationally recognized clinician, Sheldon has conducted numerous Regional and All-State Honor Bands throughout the United States and abroad. He is lead author of
the “Sound Innovations for Band” method books, and is a co-author of the “Measures Of Success Volume 1” method book and the “Sound Innovations For Strings” method books. The American School Band Directors Association has honored him with the Volkwein Award for composition and the Stanbury Award for teaching, and the International Assembly of Phi Beta Mu honored him with the International Outstanding Bandmaster Award. He has also been a 25-time recipient of the American Society of Composers’ Authors and Publisher’s Standard Award for his compositions in the concert band and orchestral repertoire.

Stacey L. Dolan is the dean of undergraduate studies and associate director of bands at VanderCook College of Music where she teaches music education courses, conducting courses and ensembles at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to teaching
at VanderCook, Dean Dolan had a successful 12-year career in both private and public education. Originally from Itasca, IL, Dean Dolan received her bachelor of music education degree from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, and her master of music education from VanderCook. She has acted as a guest conductor and clinician for over 400 bands from

15 states and several ensembles from Canada and Europe. Dean Dolan has presented workshops and/or conducted at Music Educators Association Conferences and Festivals in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Texas and Missouri, and has been published in “The Instrumentalist.”

Dr. Robert L. Sinclair has been the director of choral activities at VanderCook College of Music since 2001. Dr. Sinclair has 10 years of public school teaching experience and continues to work as an active choral clinician and adjudicator for junior high and high school students from across the nation and abroad, including honor choirs in Japan and the Bahamas. Dr. Sinclair studied for three years at Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble, and holds degrees from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

 

 

PARTICIPATING BANDS

Albright Middle School, Villa Park, IL, Stephen Babiarz, director

Bettendorf Middle School, Bettendorf, IA, Janet Youngs, director

Charles J. Sahs Elementary School, Chicago, IL, Douglas Smith, director

Chippewa Middle School, Des Plaines, IL, Scott Duff, director

Churchville Middle School, Elmhurst, IL, Cindy Krause, director

Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington, IL, Jody Hagberg, director

Cotter Junior High School, Winona, MN, Mandy Moburg, director

Dickinson Fine Arts Academy, South Bend, IN, Bart Roberts, director

Golf Middle School, Morton Grove, IL, Traci Bowering, director

Independence Junior High School, Palos Heights, IL, Brian Everson, director

Jack Hille Middle School, Oak Forest, IL, Steven Nendza, director

Jackson Middle School, Villa Park, IL, Joe Koppel, director

Lincoln Middle School, Schiller Park, IL, Karen Olsen, director

Lowell Elementary School, Chicago, IL, Carmen Rivera- Kurban, director

Manhattan Junior High School, Manhattan, IL, Carleen Pedziwater, director

Miguel Juarez Middle School, Waukegan, IL, Brad Say, director

Northbrook Junior High School, Northbrook, IL, Greg Scapillato, director

O.W. Huth Middle School, Matteson, IL, Ron Harrigan, director

Park School Campus, Round Lake, IL, Megan Ames, director

Pattonville Heights Middle School, Maryland Heights, MO, Abigail Williams, director

Prairie-Hills Junior School, Markham, IL, Christopher Smith, director

Private instruction, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Cheryl Suwardi, instructor

Providence St. Mel School, Chicago, IL, Tami Malina, director

Remington Traditional School, Maryland Heights, MO, Andrew Smith, director

Rockdale School, Rockdale, IL, Elizabeth Kelch, director

Rotolo Middle School, Batavia, IL, Keith Ozsvath, director

St. Joseph School, Round Lake, IL, Jamie Dormody, director

Summit Hill Junior High School, Frankfort, IL, Kim Coughlin and Katie Goddard, directors

Woodland Middle School, Gurnee, IL, Elise Matusek and Carolyn Awe, directors

Prairie-Hills High School, Markham, IL, Mr. Haskins, director

Rockdale School, Rockdale, IL, Elizabeth Kelch, director

St. Joseph School, Round Lake, IL, Jamie Dormody, director

Woodland Middle School, Gurnee, IL, Elise Matusek and Carolyn Awe, directors

 

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Bryan Middle School, Elmhurst, IL, Jessica Tatevosian, director

Cooper Middle School, Buffalo Grove, IL, Jennifer Stash, director

Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL, Brianna Harris, director

Glenn Westlake Middle School, Lombard, IL, Brianna Harris, director

Golf Middle School, Morton Grove, IL, Cristina Brown, director

Grove Junior High School, Elk Grove Village, IL, Heather Wietrecki, director

Holmes Junior High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, Jayne Wilkins-Scott, director

Jackson Middle School, Villa Park, IL, Sarah Giordano, director

Jefferson Middle School, Villa Park, IL, Jackie Vrchota, director

Lincoln Middle School, Berwyn, IL, Beverly Tarbox, director

Lincoln Middle School, Schiller Park, IL, Ashley Pritchet, director

Lowell Elementary School, Chicago, IL, Carmen Rivera- Kurban, director

McHenry Middle School, McHenry, IL, Carol Munn, director

O.W. Huth Middle School, Matteson, IL, Nancy Fiesler, director

Park School Campus, Round Lake, IL, Julie Tiojanco, director 

 

 

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