Frost Young Musicians' Camp Summer 2017


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CAMP DATES
Session A
June 19 - June 30
Session B
July 3 - July 14

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"Be surrounded 24/7 by kids from all over
the US and other countries who share your love of music!"

GUITAR FACULTY



Brian Russell, UM Faculty, private lessons


John Hart, UM Faculty, private lessons


Brev Sullivan


Lyndall Vickers, Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary Guitar



BIOGRAPHY


photoBRIAN RUSSELL - UM Faculty

Dr. Brian E. Russell is the director of Contemporary Guitar Studies for the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program at the Frost School of Music in Coral Gables, FL. Brian is an active musician/guitarist who performs regularly in and around South Florida at various studio and live music venues. His fusion group The Brian Russell Alliance is currently preparing the release their first album due in late 2015.

Dr. Russell is also dedicated a music educator, scholar and researcher who has served South Florida for over fifteen years. His experience includes teaching instrumental music at the elementary, middle school, senior high school, and college levels. Russell received his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Miami with a cognate in jazz studies. His research focuses on music assessment and guitar methodology and has been published in refereed journals Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, and The International Journal of Music Education. His research and research collaborations have been presented both nationally and internationally at professional research conferences in Germany, Florida, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Brazil, Sweden, and China. Currently Dr. Russell serves as the Director of Assessment for the Frost School of Music.


photoJOHN HART - UM Faculty

Jazz guitarist John Hart is a lecturer at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. A New York fixture for 29 years, he is one of the most prolific and versatile guitarists on the jazz scene today. He released eight CDs as bandleader on such prestigious labels as Blue Note and Concord and has appeared on over 100 CDs as a sideman, including a 16-year stint with organist Jack McDuff. JazzTimes wrote, "An alum of the Brother Jack McDuff University of Jazz Guitar, John Hart can burn his way through blues changes on a level that's right up there with fellow graduates George Benson and Pat Martino." John Hart has also worked with Jimmy Smith, James Moody, Jon Hendricks, Brian Blade, Chris Potter, Larry Goldings, Bob Belden, Javon Jackson and vocalists Lizz Wright and Hilary Kole. He has played with the Maria Schneider Orchestra for the last 20 years.

John Hart has headlined at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Nairn Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival and many of the premier jazz clubs in the USA. He is featured on soundtracks including HBO's Sex in the City and appeared on the Garrison Keillor Show with the popular band Pink Martini. In 1992 he formed the John Hart Quartet featuring young star Chris Potter. The band toured extensively for seven years, was featured on NPR's Jazzset and recorded one album for Concord Records. In 2001 he formed the John Hart Trio and recorded three CDs for Hep Records. Recent recordings include a jazz organ trio CD on the Index Jazz label.


photoBREV SULLIVAN

Brev Sullivan is a Miami based guitarist and tours with several rock groups and plays jazz as well with grammy nominated jazz legend Ira Sullivan. He is currently the guitarist of the rock musical M3tal. Brev will be appearing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra for the 2016 season in a series called Symphony Rocks. He was also the guitarist in the band Arsenal for Tom Cruise who played Stacee Jaxx in the 2012 film Rock of Ages and was featured in the Jan 2012 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Brev's recent tours include KISS KRUISE IV, and performances with 80's icons Lita Ford, and Kip Winger. He is currently endorsed by Floyd Rose, Seymore Duncan pickups, DV mark Amps, Spectraflex cables, SIT Strings, Xotic Pedals and Revolt Amps and pedals.

www.BrevSullivan.com
www.m3talband.com


LYNDALL VICKERS

A graduate of Stetson University, with a BM in Guitar Performance, Lyndall studied classical guitar with Dr. Stephen Robinson. He has appeared on and off the Stetson campus, performing classical, jazz, gospel, and contemporary rock. As a classical soloist and collaborative guitarist, he has performed in Stetson's Lee Chapel, Gillespie Museum and Hand Art Center, as well as in the master classes of renowned guitarists, Benjamin Verdery (Yale University) and Amadeus Duo (international guitar duo). As a jazz guitarist, Lyndall has been a member of the Stetson Jazz Band, and as Leader of the Stetson Jazz Combo, he has organized and appeared in fundraising events, and has performed for Stetson Administration, Donors and Faculty. Lyndall received Stetson's William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and was a Presidential Scholar, while attending Stetson. Lyndall Vickers continues to maintain a diverse career as a performer, an organizer and arts advocate, using his instrument as a platform to transform the lives of others.