GA Music Camp 2018 Camp Faculty
Derwyn Browne, Director of the Childbloom Georgia Northeast program and the recipient national awards from the Childbloom company. As follows, Student Motivator Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016 Director of the Year. Mr. Browne can be seen performing regularly with his resident guitar ensembles, Crystal Clear & Sapphire Sounds."Mr. Browne", as he is affectionately and widely known in the community, will be conducting introductory classes for beginners, along with his specialty class on technique & chord progressions for more advanced students.
Russell Ferrara returns for his sixth year! A leading expert on music for ensembles of guitars, Russ will again be directing the camp ensembles. Russ is an active performer in the classical and New Age fields. GRAY DOG DOWN will be performing music from their recently released, self-titled album which is split evenly between traditional acoustic flute and guitar music and more expansive New Age pieces. The album is strongly rooted in Americana and, at the same time, thoroughly original. The influences which Robson and Ferrara bring to their music include a shared background in classical music, combined experience in the fields of rock, jazz, avant-garde, and third stream music as well as Ferrara’s background accompanying Native American flutes. They are currently at work on the second album of meditative music from a Christian perspective. The core of the album will be a mass utilizing Gregorian Chant as a compositional starting point.
Dr. Kim Robson
Kim Robson, an accomplished flutist and vocalist, has performed on stages across the USA. As a soprano, she appeared as Sarah in the world premiere of Out of the Rain at Opera Delaware, plus Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Gianetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, Lucy in The Telephone, Amelia in Amelia Goes to the Ball; and toured the nation with American Family Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast. Locally, she is the soprano section leader and occasional flutist at St. David’s Church in Wayne, PA. Kim is assistant professor of music at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where she directs the music program and conducts the choir, chamber choir, wind ensembles, and jazz band. This year Kim will conduct a vocal ensemble class, a new component to our camp.