Summer Music Institute

Steel Band

SH Band Camp (Grades 9-12)

Date: June 19-24, 2022

Cost: $550

Supervised Commuter (w/ meals) — $65 discount
Unsupervised Commuter (w/o meals) — $135 discount

Camp Director:  Dr. Richard Cangro - Professor, Music Education Coordinator, WIU

Come join us for Senior High Band Camp at SMI 2020! In addition to learning exciting repertoire, camp will include sectionals, technique classes, and special interest sessions on topics such as conducting, what to listen for in music, and composition. Seating auditions will be held on the first day of camp. Family and friends are encouraged to join us in COFAC Recital Hall for a culminating performance on the final day of camp.

SH Band Camp Director: Dr. Richard Cangro

Richard Cangro, Ph.D., Originally from Staten Island, NY, Richard M. Cangro is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Music Education and Director of the Community Music School at Western Illinois University. He is currently the conductor/music director for the Quincy Area Youth Orchestra and the Monmouth Civic Orchestra. He began his 25+ year teaching career as a public school band and orchestra director in Connecticut, as well as a youth ensemble conductor and chamber music coach for the Hartt School Community Pre- college Division, University of Hartford. Dr. Cangro received a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Master of Music Education from the Hartt School, and a Ph.D. in Music Education also from Hartt. A two-time Fulbright grant recipient, Dr. Cangro is active as a presenter, curriculum consultant, adjudicator, and conductor. He has presented workshops and sessions for several school district in-services and at numerous music educator conferences throughout the US, as well as presented professional development to teachers and students in Canada, China, Ecuador, England, Myanmar, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Taiwan (ROC), and Thailand.

Musically, Dr. Cangro has a wide range of performance experience as a trumpet player and conductor. He is currently a member of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, performs with the Quincy and Jacksonville Symphonies, and has been an active orchestral player and chamber musician for over 25 years. He has conducted several school, festival, community, and adult ensembles, and continues to guest conduct for band and string music festivals and ensembles throughout the Midwest.

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