June 19-23, 2017
Located just south of HWY 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway), Coppell is home of to the award winning Coppell High School Band.
Coppell High School
185 W Parkway Blvd
Coppell, Texas 75019
Guest Artist, Felix Peikli
«A star, basically» Ben Ratlff, New York Times
Born in Oslo, Norway, Felix was introduced to music through the local marching band at the age of eight. After discovering his love and passion for music, Felix received a Benny Goodman recording from his grandfather, sparking a burst of what would become a life long dedication and devotion to the American art form, Jazz.
Despite his young age, Felix has been granted numerous awards and distinctions for his dedication and contribution to the clarinet and music, including a full tuition scholarship to the prestigious institution Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Music Performance (2012). After moving to New York, Felix has collaborated and performed with notable artists such as Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Ralph Peterson jr., and Marcus Miller, whom the latter was featured on Felix’ critically acclaimed debut album “Royal Flush” (2014).
Having performed at famous venues like the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, as well as headlining festivals, and concert appearances worldwide as a bandleader, Felix is on a constant mission to spread joy and inspiration through his music. Felix has hosted numerous charitable performances in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves as an ambassador for ‘Playing for a Future’ bringing music education and instruments to children in impoverished regions of the world.
«This is not the future of Jazz, this is the present» Paquito D’rivera (Grammy award winning artist)
Camp Director, Gina Scheer
Gina Scheer founded the Lone Star Clarinet Camp in 2013 in Lewisville, Texas. Formerly a middle school band director, she is now a Vandoren Regional Artist and works with clarinet sections and band directors all over the DFW metroplex. She studied music education at the University of North Texas and performed in the UNT Wind Symphony.
Jessica Flanagan, Camp Coordinator
Jessica Flanagan is the Assistant Band Director at McKamy Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. Ms. Flanagan received her Bachelors of Music Education from Texas Tech University and her Masters of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas. Ms. Flanagan has had the privilege to study with Dr. David Shea, Dr. James Gillespie and Gregory Raden. Ms. Flanagan can be heard on the Klavier Wind Recording Projects Allegories, Retrospectives, Poetics and Passions as a member of the UNT Wind Symphony. Ms. Flanagan has also performed with the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Denton, the Garland Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Wind Symphony and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra since its inception, serves as the Section Manager for the clarinet section and Artistic Director for the Lone Star Wind Orchestra Clarinet Choir. Ms. Flanagan has had the opportunity to perform at TMEA, TBA, WASBE, Clarinet Fest-Austin and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Kristen Boulet is a professional clarinetist and woodwind specialist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She maintains a large clarinet studio in the Southlake, Northwest, and surrounding school districts. She is a freelance artist across the metroplex on multiple woodwind instruments and has performed in various ensembles. She is an original member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra celebrating their 10th season. She also performed with the Texas Wind Symphony for 14 seasons. Being a member of these organizations, Kristen has performed in various states across the nation and overseas in Switzerland. She is a graduate from Texas Tech University, 1990. Kristen received her BME in music education. Over the years she has studied clarinet with Jesse Youngblood, Forest Aten, Keith McCarty, Robert Wazel, Greg Raden, and Andy Crisanti. Mrs. Boulet began her career as a band director working with middle and high school students in Burleson and Lewisville ISD where her program grew to over 400 students at Huffines Middle School. Kristen is also the founder of the North Texas Clarinet Academy where she facilitates mini camps for beginners, directors and clinics for all state preparation. Within this organization she helps provide scholarships for lessons and equipment for those in need. She is also a flute and sax player which has allowed her the ability to perform in over 45 musicals in her career. Kristen has had many students make the all-state organization, go on to be performing clarinetists and music educators across the state. Kristen is a Selmer Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist, and is a member of TBS, MPE, ICA, and TMEA.
Mrs. Boulet’s clinics focus on developing the total clarinetist by emphasizing the importance of a beautiful tone, solid fundamentals, musicality, and the intricate nuances of the instrument itself. She also works with many directors in developing the best clarinet sections. She does this through proper equipment choices and correct clarinet pedagogy from the beginning.
Greg McCutcheon is currently in his 2nd year as Director at Coppell Middle School West and his 12th year of teaching overall. Mr. McCutcheon grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Prior to his appointment in Coppell, he taught in Birdville, Waller and Pasadena Independent School Districts. Bands under his direction have earned numerous “Superior” ratings and “Best In Class” awards in the state of Texas including an invitational performance at the National Concert Band Festival. He was a marching member of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps and the 2002 DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. His professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA and TMAA. Mr. McCutcheon resides with his wife Kim, who is also a band director along with their dogs and cats.
Lynn Seibert earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and did post graduate work at the University of North Texas where she was a student of Dr. James Gillespie. In high school she studied with Dallas Tidwell at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Mrs. Seibert has 35 years experience in private clarinet lessons and master classes. Her students have achieved many successes including placement in the Texas All-State Bands. She is also an active clarinet adjudicator in the North Texas area. Upon graduation, she served as band director at Keller Middle School in Keller I.S.D. and later moved to Strickland Jr. High in Denton, TX. She has also served as elementary music specialist in LISD, teaching at B.B. Owen, Hebron Valley & Coyote Ridge Elementary Schools. Mrs. Seibert served as mentor teacher for many student teachers and was active in developing elementary music curriculum for the district. She was teacher of the year in 2003. Mrs. Seibert is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the International Clarinet Association.
Myoung Song received a Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Instruments (clarinet) from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. After she came to the United States, she received her Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance from Texas Christian University and a Music Teacher Certificate at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received a full scholarship and assistantship during her Master's Degree program at TCU and won first place in the TCU Concerto Competition. She performed as a Clarinet Soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the TCU Symphony Orchestra.