UW-Green Bay offering Total Guitarist Camp

Students entering grades 8 through 12 are invited to enroll in UW-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Camp, exploring rock, jazz, classical and Latin styles at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Total Guitarist Camp June 27-July 1, on the campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Students of bass, acoustic and electric guitar with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians.

This year a limited number of set drummers will be admitted. This new feature will encourage ‘real-life’ band gig settings and will engage students in band rehearsals, in addition to practical instruction on their instrument.

The camp director is Nick Utrie, who has been performing and promoting music in Green Bay since 1993 in mostly jazz and improvised projects. Utrie has a degree in Guitar Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from UW-Stevens Point.

Other featured instructors include:
•Mike Tahlier, who has studied guitar for more than 13 years, playing jazz, funk, rock and blues.

•Luke Polipnick, composer, improviser, professional freelance guitarist, and sound designer, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in music composition. His compositional aesthetic synthesizes elements of minimal electronica, modern jazz, 20th century classical composition, and pop music.

•Richie Dallaire is the guitarist for Supa Sonic. He is well versed in the genres of jazz, blues, pop, funk, classical and rock.

Students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing. Residents will check in on Sunday, June 27, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets under way for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.

Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre.

The camp fee is $259 for commuters and $495 for housing students. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, a T-shirt, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


R. Terry Anderson

I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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