Our

World Class

STAFF

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Barry L. Houser

CEO Smith Walbridge Clinics

All Clinics

Barry L. Houser is Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Marching Illini, Director of the Fighting Illini Athletic Bands, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Music at the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Corey Spurlin

Head Clinician

Corey Spurlin serves as Marching Band Director, Associate Director of Bands, and Professor of Music at Auburn University.

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Dr. Trey Harris

Head Clinician

Dr. Trey Harris is the Associate Director of Bands for the Western Michigan University School of Music.

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Dr. Richard Suk

Clinician

Dr. Richard Suk is beginning his 26th year as Professor of Music Education at Ohio University. In that role serves as director of the Ohio University Marching 110, "The Most Exciting Band in the Land!"

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Bob Medworth

Head Clinician

Bob Medworth was the band director at Northview High School (formerly Brazil HS) for 41 years. During that time his marching bands were Indiana State Finalists 39 times and have won 10 state championships.

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Ruth Ann Medworth

Head Clinician

Ruth Ann is director of the Northview High School Color Guard who have won two state championships and have appeared in 26 WGI Scholastic World finals.

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Dr. Chandler Wilson

Head Clinician

Prior to his appointment at Florida State University, Dr. Wilson served as Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at Eastern Michigan University, with previous public school experience as director of bands at Hollywood Hills High School and Cooper City High School.

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Dr. Amy M. Knopps

Clinician

Amy M. Knopps is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Missouri where she directs Marching Mizzou, Mini Mizzou, Symphonic Band, and teaches courses in the music education curriculum of the School of Music.

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Aaron Kavelman

Head Clinician

Aaron Kavelman is a percussion educator, clinician, performer and composer. With twenty-two years experience teaching private lessons and twenty years teaching drumlines throughout Illinois, Aaron brings a wealth of experience and passion to whomever he teaches.

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Elliot Lentz

Head Clinician

Elliott Lentz serves as Director of Orchestras at North Central High School in addition to being Artistic Director & Conductor for the Circle City Orchestra, both in Indianapolis, IN.

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Gary Smith

Head Clinician

From 1976 to 1998, Gary was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign.

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Dr. Shayna Stahl

Head Clinician

Dr. Shayna Stahl is the Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Kentucky.

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Dr. Craig Aarhus

Clinician

Dr. Craig Aarhus is Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Mississippi State University.

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Darren Hicks

Head Clinician

Darren is currently the Director of Bands at Urbana High School and the Music Coordinator for the Urbana School District.