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Brian Nozny

Posted November 21, 2019
Lake Charles, LA Brian Nozny is in demand as a performer, composer, and educator throughout the United States. His compositions are regularly programmed around the world and have been featured on [...]
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Rodrigo Villanueva

Posted May 22, 2019
Janesville, WI Rodrigo Villanueva-Conroy is a Professor of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU). He teaches jazz drumset, jazz arranging, and directs the NIU Jazz Ensemble. Villanueva has presented [...]
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Brad Stirtz

Posted May 22, 2019
Naperville, IL Brad Stirtz will be celebrating an amazing 42nd year with Birch Creek for the summer 2021 session. A native of Minden, Nebraska, Stirtz earned his Master of Music [...]
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Emily Roane

Posted May 22, 2019
Philadelphia, PA Emily Roane is a Philadelphia-based percussion and steel pan performer. Roane holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Iowa and a Master’s of Music degree [...]
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Peter Naughton

Posted May 22, 2019
Iowa City, IA Peter Naughton is a percussionist, composer, and educator. As a versatile performer, he specializes in jazz keyboard improvisation, Latin Percussion, marimba literature, and contemporary solo and chamber [...]
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Wesley Morgan

Posted May 22, 2019
Brookfield, IL Wesley Morgan is a bassist, audio engineer, and educator in the Chicago area. An instructor at Lewis University on topics related to music technology and jazz history, he [...]
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Scott McConnell

Posted May 22, 2019
Chicago, IL Scott McConnell will be celebrating his seventh year working with Birch Creek during the 2021 season. McConnell is an active Steelpan/percussion performer and educator in the Chicagoland area. [...]
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Vicki Peterson Jenks

Posted May 22, 2019
Wild Rose, WI This season, Vicki Peterson Jenks celebrates a milestone of 25 years at Birch Creek. Jenks, a native North Dakotan, received her musical training at Minot State University, [...]
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Anthony Di Sanza

Posted May 22, 2019
Madison, WI The summer of 2021 will mark Anthony Di Sanza’s seventh year with Birch Creek. Di Sanza is a Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has [...]
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Liam Teague

Posted May 22, 2019
DeKalb, IL This year marks Liam Teague’s 26th season with Birch Creek and his fifth as Steel Band Director. Teague is Professor of Music and Head of Steelpan studies at [...]
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