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Dr. Louis Bergonzi was appointed to the University of Illinois faculty in 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music for 16 years, and earlier he held positions in various public school systems in Massachusetts. A frequent presenter at regional, state, national, and international teachers' conferences, Bergonzi's areas of expertise include orchestra rehearsal technique, conducting, and string teaching, particularly in an urban setting. (His extensive experience in these areas include acting as director of the Eastman Summer Music Academy for String Teachers, director of the Rochester-Eastman Urban String Project, conductor of numerous all-state honor orchestras; Melbourne Australia Summer Youth Music, Hong Kong Summer Youth Orchestras,and All-State Intermediate Orchestra at Interlochen.)
Donald Brinegar is an adjunct professor of choral music at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he teaches graduate choral conducting and voice lessons. He is also professor of music and director of choral and vocal studies at Pasadena City College, co-director of the Masters of Choral Music program at California State University, Los Angeles.
For over thirty years, he has had an active career as a tenor soloist performing throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and numerous other countries. His choirs have received invitations to sing at major choral conferences such as ACDA, the Southern California Vocal Association, The California Music Educators Association and numerous international festivals.
Brinegar lectures throughout the university and college community on historical intonation practices, vocal pedagogy and performance, conducting, and the art of teaching.
Dr. Copley received the Centennial Teacher of the Year Award in the School of Performing Arts at NAU in 1999. In 2004, she received the Arizona Music Educator of the Year Award and a Distinguished Service Award from her alma mater, Luther College. She is past president of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Copley is in high demand as a guest conductor and clinician for choral festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. She has conducted All-State honor choirs in ten states and international choral festivals in Germany and the Netherlands. Under her leadership, singers from NAU and Flagstaff have performed all over the world, most recently in Africa in summer 2010.
Maiello's many professional credits include clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor of all-state, all-state sectional, regional, district, all-county, and all-city ensembles, with appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Europe, The Netherlands, and The Bahamas. Presently associate director of George Mason University's School of Music, Anthony Maiello makes professional appearances both nationally and abroad conducting music festivals; adjudicating ensembles; and presenting clinics, lectures and workshops. He conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.; served as musical director for Music Festivals International; was selected as President of International Association of Jazz Educators - N.Y. State Chapter; and is a guest clinician for Yamaha Corporation and Warner Bros. Publications.
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