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  McDaniel College Summer Music Camp 2011 Staff

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Jay Bocook
Jay Bocook is a native of Clearwater, Florida, a Furman University graduate and is recognized internationally as a composer, arranger, conductor and educator. Bocook's work has been heard during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the summer of 2003, his music transcriptions of noted film composer John Williams were premiered by the U.S. Marine Band in a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and conducted by the composer. An encore performance with Mr. Williams and the “President’s Own” took place in the summer of 2008.  In addition, Mr. Bocook was a contributing arranger to a new musical CyberJam that opened in London to rave reviews in the fall of 2003 at the Queens Theater. His arrangements were also featured in “Mix”, a new show that opened in Fall 2008 in Japan.
In 1982 Bocook was appointed director of bands at Furman University where remained until 1989. Jay rejoined the Furman faculty in 2000 as Director of Athletic Bands. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and remains a principal composer and arranger for Hal Leonard Corporation, where he has published over 600 compositions and arrangements. He is the music arranger for the nine-time World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.

Bryan Eber
Bryan Eber is the band director at Hammond High School in Howard County, MD. He has taught all levels of instrumental music in Carroll County and Howard County at the following schools: Mt. Airy Middle School, Liberty High School, Bushy Park Elementary School and Lisbon Elementary School. His major instrument is tuba, and he is the organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Anne Arundel County, MD. He received a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Music Education from Towson State University, and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Loyola College. At camp, Bryan teaches theory, beginning conducting class, and directs the Green Band. His wife, Marybeth, plays the flute and teaches at the camp and his children, Elizabeth (oboe), Sarah (Flute), and Andrew (French horn) love participating at the camp and look forward to attending every year!

Steven "Bo" Eckard
Bo Eckard is the Director of Jazz Studies at McDaniel College, McDaniel College Electric Bass and Jazz ensembles, and is regionally known as a performer, songwriter, and studio musician. He was the recipient of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) award for best Pop/Rock group for two consecutive years, and has performed in a variety of settings, including the Kennedy Center. Mr. Eckard directs the McDaniel College Music Camp Green and Gold Jazz ensembles.

Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick
Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick is Senior Lecturer in music at McDaniel College as an instructor of flute, chamber music, and instrumental conducting and directs the McDaniel College College Band. Dr. Kirkpatrick (Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance and conducting from University of Maryland) is the founder/administrator of the McDaniel College Summer Music Camp and is Director of the Community Music Program. She has been guest conductor and adjudicator for county, regional, and state band festivals in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

  Other Staff
The Summer Music Camp staff will include David Duree, Don Horneff and Jon Seligman, faculty members at McDaniel College; Brian Frazier, instrumental music director at Franklin High School, Baltimore County; Marybeth Eber, flute instructor, adjudicator, and band and string teacher at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Howard County; Michael Hirsh, instrumental music director at North Carroll Middle School; George Smith III, instrumental music teacher in Carroll County elementary schools; Jeff Hiner, instrumental music teacher in Carroll County elementary schools. Your time outside class will be supervised by a fine staff of counselors who are either college students or graduates with experience in the arts and music.


For more information, call Linda Kirkpatrick at (410) 857 - 2550.



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McDaniel College Summer Music Camp
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
Information: (410) 857-2550

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