WVU Percussion Camp 2014
June 15-19, 2015
WVU College of Creative Arts
Director: George Willis
Available for ages 14 through 21
George Willis – Director of the Percussion Department at WVU
Founder of the WVU Percussion Camp, Professor George Willis has been the director of the WVU percussion department since 2004. He performs and presents master classes and workshops throughout the country. He is very active in The Willis Duo performing at universities and high schools throughout the year. He has toured the US, Europe, and Asia with the Pittsburgh Symphony and continues to be very active with other groups in the region. He holds performance degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and Temple University. He has recorded with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Travis Nestor – Assistant Band Director
Travis Nestor is an assistant band director and head of percussion for the award winning North Hardin High School, in Radcliff, KY. Originally from Clarksburg, WV, Travis received his bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University in 2012 and will be graduating with his master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Louisville this May. During his education, he studied with well-known marching percussion teachers Shane Gwaltney and Tom Aungst while marching with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (2009) and the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2010, 2012). Travis is a Vic Firth Education Artist and is in his second year as Quad Technician for the WGI World Class Tate’s Creek Indoor Ensemble.
WVU Percussion Camp Performances
- Tuesday June 17 – Bloch Hall at 7:30pm – WVU Percussion Jazz showcase concert
- Wednesday June 18 – Bloch Hall at 7:30pm – WVU Percussion Showcase concert I
- Thursday June 19 – Bloch Hall at 1:30pm – WVU Percussion Camp Honors recital
- Thursday June 19 – Bloch Hall at 7:30pm – WVU Percussion Showcase concert II
- Friday June 20 – Bloch Hall at 7:00pm – WVU Percussion Camp final recital
Those who attend camp will be staying in Lincoln Hall. The residence hall is located on Evansdale campus and is a short PRT ride or walk from the Creative Arts Center.
Camp Cost: $360
Housing Cost: $238.02
Housing cost includes all meals.
Contact George Willis to reserve your spot at camp.
304 – 293 – 5274