Rochester Scor! Camp 2011

Rochester, New York
Please allow us a moment to introduce ourselves… We are your faculty and we look forward to seeing you at camp this summer. (note: not all faculty are confirmed yet for 2011, and are subject to change)

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Beth Bultman
Symerge Program Dir., Faculty 
Beth Bultman serves as teacher and Program Director for Scor!, co-founded with her husband Kyle in 2001. She has presented multiple performances and educational sessions for string enthusiasts, teachers, and kids all over the country in recent years. In addition to her work with Scor!, Beth is an active violinist, performer, composer, teacher, and businessperson. She has taught in various contexts for almost 20 years, and specializes in teaching, coaching, and mentoring adult string players. She has performed as orchestral concertmaster, classical recitalist, weekend gigster, fiddler, and recording musician. She studied violin performance, pedagogy, and composition at the Eastman School of Music where she earned Bachelors & Masters degrees. Beth's passions include music & improvisation, arts collaboration, faith, teaching, traveling, and personal transformation, and she loves presenting the opportunity for creativity and self-confidence to blossom.

Kyle Bultman
Symerge President & CEO, Viola Faculty 
Co-founder of SCOR!, Kyle also leads Symerge, the non-profit corporation that houses the Scor! programs. Symerge is dedicated to creativity training in the arts through a variety of programs, workshops, and camps. Kyle also founded Synkros Inc, a start-up publisher of new string music, and provider of printing and marketing services. Kyle taught violin and viola at Roberts Wesleyan College until 2005. Also at Roberts, he directed its Community Music School, and the college Chamber Orchestra. He was a founding director of the first New Horizons Orchestra for adult amateurs. Mr. Bultman has performed educational programs with the Genesis String Quartet for Young Audiences Rochester, in addition to performing as part of various regional orchestras. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Lisa Caravan
Cello Faculty, Basic Track Director
Lisa Caravan comes to us with a wide range of teaching and performing experience. She has played with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Penfield Symphony, and the Greater Rochester Women's Orchestra, with whom she has also soloed. She has taught strings in the schools at the elementary & middle school level, as well as string sectionals, technique classes, and chamber music at the NY ASTA with NSOA String Institute. Ms. Caravan is a graduate of Temple University in Music Ed and Performance and studied with Jeffrey Solow. She earned her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Alan Harris, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies and acting as a teaching assistant at Eastman.

John Fetter
Chamber Orchestra, Violin Faculty 
John Fetter serves as the Assistant Professor of Music Education (strings) at the Eastman School. Currently completing a Ph.D. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music where he received a Master of Music degree. Bachelor of Music in Violin & Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa Has extensive experience as a violin instructor, chamber music coach, chamber orchestra director and orchestra conductor. Has taught public school and performs regularly as a violinist with a number of regional orchestras. He has directed ensembles for the Hochstein Music School since 2002

Cheryl Frank
Viola Faculty
Violist Cheryl Frank, a native of Racine, Wisconsin, received her Bachelor’s of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 1994, and her Master’s of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1996. From 1999 through 2006, Ms. Frank was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, in New Orleans, and chaired the orchestra’s Education Committee. Cheryl was the founding director the New Orleans String Project (NOSP) from 2000-2004. As a chamber musician, Ms. Frank has been a member of the Genesis String Quartet (1997-1999), the East End Chamber Players (1996-1999), and the Magnolia String Quartet (2000-2003). She has performed chamber music under the auspices of Young Audiences Rochester, Young Audiences New Orleans, and the LPO Bach-to-School program. Currently, Ms. Frank performs frequently with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Syracuse Symphony. Cheryl also maintains a private teaching studio of viola, violin, and piano students. She has taught for the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra scholarship program, the Kanack School in Brighton, Cobblestone Arts Center in Victor, Hochstein School, and the Kaleidoscope Summer Session at the Eastman Community Music School. Cheryl and her husband Bruce are proud parents of Helen, 6 and Joanna, 3.

Robert Gardner
Conductor, Groove Ensemble, Bass 
Robert Gardner has served on the faculty of Penn State since 2003. He is an assistant professor of music education, specializing in stringed instrument playing and teaching, alternative styles for string ensembles, and orchestral conducting.
A double bassist and conductor with experience in a variety of musical genres, he has written articles for the American String Teacher and GIA Publications, and has given presentations at conferences and workshops throughout the country. Gardner's research has focused on the nature of improvisation and composition, as well as the supply and demand of American public school music teachers. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the Ohio State University, and his master's and Ph.D. degrees in music education from the Eastman School of Music. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, he served as orchestra director and instructor for public school districts in Ohio and New York. Gardner was also music director for two youth orchestras at the Hochstein School of Music and has been guest conductor for many honors ensembles. He has designed and directed programs for adult learners and alternative styles for string ensembles. Gardner is a member of MENC: National Association for Music Education, and the American String Teacher Association (ASTA). He is currently serving as president of the PA/DE chapter of ASTA, as well as a member of the alternative styles committee for the 2007 ASTA national convention.

Sandra Halleran
Cello Faculty, Cello Ensemble Director 
Sandra Halleran is an active freelance musician and cello teacher in the Rochester area. She currently serves on the faculties of both The Hochstein School and The Kanack Suzuki School. Ms. Halleran has previously held teaching positions at The Eastman School of Music and the University of Akron. This will be her second season at SCOR! Ms. Halleran has held principle positions with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, the Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston, SC. Ms. Halleran received her Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Steve Doane, Rosemary Elliot, and Kathleen Murphy Kemp. Ms. Halleran holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University where she studied with Paul Katz. Ms. Halleran formerly performed with the Marini String Quartet in Akron, Ohio, and is the current director of the Marini String Ensemble.

Betsi Hodges
Piano Faculty
Betsi Hodges, originally from St. Louis, MO, received her Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and her Master’s degree from Michigan State University, both in piano performance. Her teachers have included Andrew Harley, Ralph Votapek, Barry Snyder, Thomas Schumacher, and Jane Allen. She has appeared as soloist with the Michigan State Philharmonic and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. During summers, Betsi has participated in the Rome Music Festival in Italy, the International Fine Arts Institute in Moscow, Russia, and a piano quartet residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Betsi has accompanied cello masterclasses for the Luigi Silva Centennial Celebration and the Bernard Greenhouse Celebration and was an accompanist for the International Falcone Tuba Competition at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival. Betsi is working on a doctorate in accompanying and chamber music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is part of a resident piano trio at UNCG sponsored by the Liberace Foundation. 

Brian Hodges
Cello Faculty 
Brian Hodges, originally from San Antonio, TX, received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He was the founding member of the Genesis Quartet, which had several residencies including Roberts Wesleyan College, and a rural residency in Madisonville, Kentucky, where they performed for over 10,000 schoolchildren. He has been on the faculties of Spring Arbor University and Albion College, and has served as co-director of the Jackson Symphony String Academy in Jackson, MI. As a soloist, he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony and the Jackson Symphony. In the summers, he has attended festivals such as Aspen, Interlochen, Roundtop, The Quartet Program, and the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival in Germany. He and his wife, pianist Betsi Hodges, performed recitals in Italy as part of the Rome Festival. Last summer, he participated in the Thy Kammermusik Festival in Thy, Denmark. His teachers have included Brooks Whitehouse, Pamela Frame, Alan Harris, Marcy Rosen, and Mary Ruth Leonard. Brian is finishing his DMA in cello performance at UNCG where he and Betsi are members of the graduate piano trio in residence.

Janneke Hoogland
Cello Faculty 
Janneke Hoogland has taught at Houghton College, the Hochstein Music School, and the Eastman Community Education Division. She presently teaches cello at Roberts Wesleyan College and runs a private cello studio. She has been a member of the Sacramento Symphony and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Hoogland currently performs with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra and the Genesee String Quartet, and serves as a substitute cellist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music Degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Steven Doane. This is her fourth season with SCOR!.

Margaret Leenhouts
Violin Faculty
Margaret Leenhouts earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude in European History from Yale University and went on to complete a doctorate in violin performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music. Additional studies included work at the Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School with world-renowned violin pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay. The recipient of the First Prize for Chamber Music at the American School of Arts in France, she was a member of the Eos and Evergreen String Quartets. She currently performs with the Rochester Philharmonic String Quintet which presents programs to schools throughout the Rochester area. In addition to her solo and chamber music work, Dr. Leenhouts has been a member of the New Haven, Grand Rapids and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras as well as on the faculties of Hope College and Mansfield University.

Eve Roushey
Violin Faculty 
Eve Dorothy Roushey, violin, viola – holds a Bachelor Degree in music education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She has been studying the violin privately for eighteen years, viola for five years, and has been teaching for seven years. Her instructors include Ellen Buxton, Merry Jeffers, Gregory Docenko, Kyle Bultman, Beth Bultman, and recenlty studied with Angel OuYang. She has been teaching for the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Music School for four years. Eve has completed String Pedagogy I and II, as well as String Field Experience I and II under the teaching of Beth Bultman. She currently resides in Orchard Park, NY with her husband Daniel.

Peter Smith
String Faculty 
Peter Smith currently teaches strings for the Utica, NY City Schools. He has taught previously for the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Music School and Limelite Music in Buffalo, NY. This is his ninth summer with SCOR! Mr. Smith is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College, with a B.S. in Music Education, has completed a Master’s in Music Education at Syracuse University.


Contact Information

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    Mail:        67 Pembroke Street
                   Rochester, NY  14620

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