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July 23 Concert Information
Meet the Guest Artists
Today's Date -- July 15, 2000
Dr. Moely, director of the St. Joseph Municipal Band, indicated the
concerts scheduled for Sunday, July 23 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. will be
highlighting the voice of Tony Bennett will be performed by Dr. David
Little, Professor of Voice at Western Michigan University. Guest
conductor featured during the concert will be Dixie Detgen, 43 year
veteran of the band's oboe section. Also heard will be a Bill Camp,
trumpet solo performing a Herbert L. Clarke composition "Sounds of the
Mighty Pacific." Bill Camp is a professional trumpet player in the
Chicago area, who is originally from Niles.
DR. DAVID LITTLE, baritone, has received acclaim for his expressive and
energetic singing. His stage persona and charisma have provided
pleasure to audiences in many diverse styles ranging from recitals,
opera and pops concerts. His versatility as a performer has brought
engagements in opera, oratorio and music theater. Richard Simon of the
Sacramento Union described David as having "...a big and resonant voice
that he colors effectively and a superb diction that heightens the drama of the
tests." He has had major opera roles in the Barber
Seville, La Boheme, the Magic Flute, the Merry
Widow, Dïe Fledermaus, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Don
Giovanni and Rigoletto. On the concert stage Dr. Little has
performed Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, the Requiems
of Duruflé and Fauré, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah,
Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem with the Kalamazoo Symphony, and
Haydn's Creation with Robert Shaw conducting.
He holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Illinois
State University, and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University.
David currently resides in Michigan and is an Associate Professor of
Music and Western Michigan University.
BILL CAMP enters his sixteenth year as a traveling performer and guest
soloist. Camp has appeared with the Lake Forest Symphony, American
Ballet Theater Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Kenosha Symphony,
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago and
now performs with Chicago Classic Brass. He has performed in Germany,
Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and at La Scala, Italy. This fall
Camp will tour Taiwan with the Pops Orchestra of Chicago. As a soloist Mr.
Camp has appeared with The Quad Cities
Symphony, The Dallas Wind Symphony, Chicago Chamber Brass, Northwest Indiana
Symphony, and many other performing ensembles. Camp graduated from Oberlin
College Conservatory of Music and The University of Michigan and his his
principal teachers include Gene Young, Louis Davidson, Armando Ghitalla
and Thomas Crown.
DIXIE DETGEN retired after teaching band for 29 years in the Buchanan
Community Schools. She currently teaches instrumental music in two
private schools, is the oboe instructor in the Salvation Army Arts and
Education Program, plays organ and directs the choir at her church,
plays oboe with the Southhold Wind Ensemble (South Bend, IN) and the St. Joseph
Municipal Band (completing her 43rd year this summer) and owns her own business
called Detgen Seminars and Clinics, working with bands and directors throughout
the state. She holds memberships in MENC, where she is a nationally
registered teacher, ASBDA, serving on the Foundation Board, NBA, IDRS, MSBOA, AF
of M, SAI and was nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 1992.
She was also the MSBOA Band Teacher of the Year in 1996.
The band's concert season continues with weekly double concerts at 3:30
and 7:30 p.m., the rest of the Sundays of the summer up to and then
concluding with final double concerts on Monday, Labor Day, September 4.
For More Information Contact:
St. Joseph Municipal Band