June 19-23, 2017
Located just south of HWY 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway)!
Coppell Middle School
185 W Parkway Blvd
Coppell, Texas 75019
Guest Artists, h2 Quartet
The award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. h2 takes advantage of the great expressive capacity of their instrument by programming traditional, avant-garde, minimalist, and jazz-influenced works in surprising and compelling ways. h2 has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, the UK, and in Asia.
The ensemble has released five critically-acclaimed recordings: Generations, Times & Spaces, Groove Machine, Hard Line, and Enrapture. Each of these albums introduces audiences to a different side of the saxophone, with the latter four comfortably bridging the gap between the popular and avant-garde sides of American music.
The h2 quartet has been featured on NPR and PBS programs, including the nationally-syndicated Backstage Pass. Along with demonstrating a mastery of traditional quartet repertoire, h2 is dedicated to the commissioning and performing of new works. The quartet has commissioned works by Drew Baker, Claudio Gabriele, Takuma Itoh, Igor Karača, David MacDonald, Victor Marquez-Barrios, Roger Petersen, Forrest Pierce, David Rakowski, Jesse Ronneau, Bill Ryan, Matthew Schoendorff, Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Daniel Wohl, and has premiered works by John Mackey, Marc Mellits, Mari Takano, and Amy Williams.
The h2 quartet has won prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (First Prize, Gold Medals) and the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition (First Prize), among others. The group was a finalist in the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition and the recipient of several Aaron Copland Fund Grants. Their album titled Groove Machine (BG 245) was named to the 2012 American Record Guide Critics Choice List.
The h2 quartet is a Vandoren and Yamaha Artist Ensemble. Members of the h2 quartet are Geoffrey Deibel, Jeffrey Loeffert, Kimberly Goddard Loeffert, and Jonathan Nichol.
Scott Campbell, Camp Director
Dr. Scott Campbell is a saxophonist based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. As a freelance musician he has appeared with various ensembles, including the Dallas Pops orchestra, the Plano Symphony, and Odysseus Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist and ensemble member he has performed in venues such as the Meyerson Symphony Center, Strauss Square, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, the Richardson Civic Center, and the Baton Rouge River Center. Along with numerous solo recitals, Dr. Campbell has given world-premiere performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biannual conference.
Dr. Campbell serves as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Southwestern Adventist University and Mountain View College. Additionally, he maintains a large studio of over 90 private students who reside within the DFW area. His students regularly achieve positions in All-State, All-Region, and All-District bands. They receive first division awards for their solo and ensemble contests and commonly receive Outstanding Soloist awards. Students have won positions into youth programs such as Honor Band of America, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, membership in the Metro Praise Youth Jazz Orchestra, and have gone on to be accepted to music programs at Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, the New School, University of North Texas, Berklee College of Music, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Baylor, Texas Tech, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Dr. Campbell received his doctorate degree in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas. While there he served as Teaching Fellow of saxophone for over three years and taught a large studio of jazz, performance, music education, and composition students
Scott Campbell is an artist for Vandoren and Conn-Selmer
Mr. Rylon Guidry is in his 4th year as the Head Band Director at Arbor Creek Middle School in Lewisville ISD, where he teaches the beginner woodwind classes, the Honors Band & Jazz Band and assists with the Symphonic Band. Mr. Guidry previously was the head director at Lake Highlands Junior High School in Richardson ISD from 2010 to 2013 & associate director at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney ISD from 2007-2010. He currently serves as the TMEA Region 2 Middle School Band Coordinator.
Under his direction the Arbor Creek Honors Band receives consistent first division ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contests and local festivals as well as Best in Class & Grand Champion awards. The Honors Band has been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project 3 consecutive years; in 2014, 2015 & 2016. The Honors Band also placed 4th in the 2014-2015 TMEA CC State Honor Band Contest. Most recently, the Honors Band has been invited to perform at The 71st annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago Illinois in December 2017.
Mr. Guidry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University Of Houston Moores School Of Music. While at the Moores School of Music, Mr. Guidry studied instrumental methods with John Benzer and studied saxophone with Dr. Karen Wylie. He served as Principal Saxophonist in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Tom Bennett. Mr. Guidry was also a four-year member of the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band under the direction of David Bertman. Before graduating Mr. Guidry student taught at Aragon Middle School and Langham Creek High School in the Cypress Fairbanks ISD.
Dr. Andy Wright is a saxophonist based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. As a freelance musician, he has appeared with various ensembles, mostly notably the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the North Texas Wind Symphony, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and the Les Elgart Orchestra. As a soloist and member of these ensembles, he has performed in venues such as the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Along with numerous solo recitals, Dr. Wright has performed at various North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. He can be heard as a featured soloist on multiple recordings from the North Texas Wind Symphony including: Canvases, Composer’s Collection: George Gershwin, Reconstructions and Conclave. Dr. Wright has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Chris Vadala, Steve Houghton, Marc Nuccio and Andy Martin.
Currently, Dr. Wright maintains a large studio of over 60 students in the DFW areas. These students regular achieve positions in the All-State and All-Region bands along with positions in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. Additionally, his students have been semi-finalists for competitions at the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference. His students have continued their music education at prominent universities such as the University of Central Arkansas, Tarleton State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of North Texas.
Dr. Wright received his doctorate degree in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he served as a saxophone Teaching Fellow for three years, teaching a large studio of performance, music education and jazz studies students. He earned a Masters of music degree in jazz studies from the world renown jazz program at the University of North Texas along with a Bachelors in music education from the University of Central Arkansas.
Rebecca Click is in her 4th year as Head Band Director at Dawson Middle School in Carroll ISD, where she teaches the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and assists with the Symphonic Band. In addition, she teaches all beginning woodwind classes at Eubanks Intermediate School. Previously, Mrs. Click was the assistant band director at Carroll High School in Carroll ISD from 2011-2013, and assistant director at Cain Middle School in Rockwall ISD from 2011-2012.
Under her direction, the Dawson Middle School Wind Ensemble receives consistent first division ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests and local festivals. Bands under her direction have received Best In Class and Grand Champion awards. In 2016, the Dawson Middle School Wind Ensemble was selected by the National Music Education Foundation as a National Winner in the Mark Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project.
Mrs. Click is a magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. During her time at SMU, she performed with the Meadows Wind Ensemble, Meadows Jazz Orchestra, and the SMU Mustang Band. She was a member of CMENC and served both as secretary and treasurer.
Mrs. Click’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. She resides in Grapevine with her husband, Austin.