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MSU Denver Woodwind Camp

June 18-22, 2018

The MSU Denver Woodwind Camp provides a high quality chamber music camp for middle school and high school woodwind and French horn players. Campers will experience five days of learning and performing woodwind music in small and large chamber ensembles.

This day camp is open to flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone and French horn players

When: June 18-22, 2018. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm daily
Where: Arts Building on the Auraria Campus, Denver CO
Tuition Fee: $200 
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018





Dr. Patricia Surman,, 303-615-1208




Patricia Surman

Yamaha Performing Artist Dr. Patricia Surman is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral flutist. In demand as a soloist, Patricia has recently performed and given masterclasses in Taiwan, Korea, Canada, across Europe and the United States at esteemed institutions including the Venice Conservatory, Janacek Academy, the State Conservatory of Greece, Baylor University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of North Texas, and Oklahoma State University. Patricia has been a featured performer and clinician for flute festivals, including the National Flute Association Convention, Florida Flute Fair, Rochester Flute Fair, Oklahoma Flute Society Flute Fair, Kentucky Flute Festival and the Flute Society of Mid-South. In the spring of 2014, Patricia served on faculty at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece and researched contemporary Greek flute repertoire. Her article on Ida Gotkovsky is featured on Oxford Music Online. She was recently featured in the International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, interviewed in The Flute View and has published articles in the Journal of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors and Flute Talk Magazine. As co-founder of DuoInteraktiv, Patricia has collaborated with computer musician Reiner Krämer, performing music for flute and interactive computer across the nation.

Patricia joins the Metropolitan State University of Denver music faculty as Assistant Professor of Flute and has previously taught at Northeastern State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and Southwestern Adventist University and has held residencies at Bates College and the Taipei Municipal University of Education. She can be heard in recordings on the GIA and Mark Custom labels and as a soloist on the GIA Choralworks CD series.


Mark Harris

Mark Harris is a dedicated and exploratory educator and performer.  He has been a first call show player, playing in bands backing artists including Billy Eckstein, Joe Williams, Cab Calloway, Bob Hope, Natalie Cole, the Temptations; performed with Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd), Fred Frith, recorded with Bill Frisell, and Matt Wilson.  His more recent performance focus is with original music bands Hamster Theatre, Thinking Plague, improv group Random Axe,  and classical chamber ensembles Metro Wind Consort (where he replaces the french horn of a woodwind quintet with alto saxophone), and the Lamont Sax Quartet.  He became certified in Soundpainting in 2013, and uses it to help with another area of focus, improvisation for musicians of all styles and skill levels.  

Mark emphasizes strong technical skills, aesthetic exploration, and student directed learning concepts in order to maximize the relevance of material, and to nourish creativity of saxophone students at MSU Denver. His goal is for his students to leave MSU Denver creatively charged, with a sound understanding of music, and a complete skill set on the saxophone so they can be successful in any musical arena.

His most prominent former student is Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll 2013 Alto Saxophone Player of the Year, Rudresh Mahanthappa.




Please fill out the form below to register for the MSU Denver Summer Woodwind Camp.

The tuition fee is $200. The tuition fee must be paid in advance by mailing a check made out to MSU Denver Music by June 1, 2018 to:

MSU Denver Music Department
Attn: Woodwind Camp
Campus Box 58
PO Box 173362
Denver CO 80217

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