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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

March 3, 2008

UW-Green Bay Total Guitarist Camp is for 8th through 12th graders

GREEN BAY-Students entering grades eight through 12 in fall 2008 can devote a full week to guitar experience at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Total Guitarist Camp scheduled Sunday through Friday, July 27-Aug. 1 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay. Students enrolling should have played guitar for at least a year. The focus of the camp is on acoustic and electric guitar.

The camp week will begin with auditions on Sunday afternoon and end with a free public concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 in University Theater. Daily classes and sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Evening activities will include concerts and jam sessions. During the course of the camp, students will have the opportunity to play with faculty and guest artists.

Students should plan to bring all needed equipment to the camp.

Camp Director Nick Utrie has a degree in guitar performance with an emphasis in jazz studies and has been performing and promoting music in the Green Bay area for about 15 years. He heads a local nonprofit organization, The Center for Artistic Collaboration and Performance, which promotes creative music through public performance. He has performed in a variety of settings. His current group is Jet Set Radio, a fusion group that explores world music.

Camp faculty members include:

Dale Anderson, whose 40-year career encompasses performing deep blues from the Mississippi Delta, recording, and concert promotion. He presently is half of the group, The Delta Jets.

Christopher Olson, faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, solo performer, and guest artist who also has performed with various "name" artists. He has published articles and a collection of original pieces. He has a master's degree in jazz studies/performance.

Mike Tahlier, who is working toward a master's degree after earning a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music. He has concentrated on improvisation, music theory and playing styles from jazz and funk to rock and blues.

Victoria Vox who has a degree in song writing from Berklee College of Music and has been a fulltime touring troubadour for the past five years. She founded her own record label and has self-released six albums.

Students may choose to attend Total Guitarist Camp as commuters or residents. The fee for commuters is $279 and includes instruction and camp tee shirt. Commuters and their parents are responsible for providing their own daily transportation and lunches. Purchase of a meal card is one lunch option.

The $549 resident fee also includes room and board, counselor supervision during all non-class hours, and transportation to evening activities.

Registration and more information is available online at Information also is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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