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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

July 7, 2008

UW-Green Bay's Total Guitarist Camp will take students 'to the next level'

GREEN BAY - Students entering grades 8 through 12 will explore styles including rock, jazz, classical and Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Total Guitarist Camp July 27 through August 1 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Students of acoustic and electric guitars with at least one year of experience are encouraged to attend. They will study with lead teachers and guest artists who are professional musicians.

The camp director is Nick Utrie, who has been performing and promoting music in Green Bay since 1993 in mostly jazz and improvised projects. Utrie has a degree in Guitar Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from UW-Stevens Point.

Other featured instructors include Dan Weaver, a classical guitarist and UW-Green Bay faculty member who has been teaching more than 20 years; Christopher Olson, a faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minn.; Dale Anderson, who has almost 40 years playing blues, rock, folk, and more; Mike Tahlier, an improvisation specialist, especially in the jazz, funk, rock and blues styles; and Victoria Vox, a songwriter who has six self-released albums that incorporate her songs on guitar and ukulele.

Students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in University student housing.

Residents will check in on Sunday, July 27, and have dinner and evening activities on campus. The camp gets under way for all campers with auditions and an all-camp meeting Sunday afternoon following auditions.

Daily sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will end the camp by performing in a final public concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in UW-Green Bay's University Theatre.

The camp fee is $279 for commuters and $549 for residents. In addition to instruction, the resident fee includes room and board, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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08-161 | Contact: Mike Heine heinem@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2526



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