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Brad Stirtz

Posted May 22, 2019
Naperville, IL Brad Stirtz will be celebrating an amazing 43rd year with Birch Creek for the summer 2022 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 eighth year working with Birch Creek during the 2022 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 Vicki Peterson Jenks, native North Dakotan, received her musical training at Minot State University, UW-Stevens Point, and Baylor University.  In 1976, she founded the percussion program at [...]
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Anthony Di Sanza

Posted May 22, 2019
Madison, WI The summer of 2022 will mark Anthony Di Sanza’s eighth 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 27th season with Birch Creek and his seventh as Steel Band Director. Teague is Professor of Music and Head of Steelpan studies at [...]
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Dan Moore

Posted May 20, 2019
Iowa City, IA Dan Moore is in his 24th year as a Birch Creek faculty member and has served as Director of the Percussion & Steel Band Program since 2016. [...]
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