mckenzie camp, percussionist
Wild Rumpus Receives Commissioning Grant
We are thrilled to announce that Wild Rumpus has received a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning grant to support a new work by artistic director Dan VanHassel! The piece will be a song cycle for soprano, flute, trombone, violin, double bass, electric guitar, percussion, and piano, with text by Bay Area songwriter Jesse Rimler. We'll premiere the cycle in 2016, so stay tuned for news as the piece progresses!
This year, CMA's Classical Commissioning program awarded $198,100 to twelve ensembles, and we're honored by the company we're keeping. For the full list of awardees, please visit Chamber Music America.
The premiere of Two Women is officially over; it was a fun time playing with the SF Opera Orchestra. Five performances of the brand new work, and it was interesting because the audiences loved it, but it got some pretty bad reviews across the board. It is already scheduled for another run overseas somewhere- good for Two Women.
I am a performance faculty member/person at the Stanford Youth Orchestra summer camp that begins in a couple weeks, where I will be teaching and coaching five percussionists. They are playing some great tunes: Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique, Bizet's Carmen, and Gershwin's American in Paris to name a few. I feel so legit, being 'faculty' :) http://youthorchestra.stanford.edu/faculty/performance/
One of my percussion students is on tour in Europe right now with the San Francisco Youth Orchestra probably having the time of his life. Brings back memories of my first time ever being in an orchestra. It was pretty overwhelming. And also pretty beautiful. Many of my piano students are also working hard this summer. Two students have a house recital planned at the end of the summer as a goal to help them practice. That's dedication!