B.M. in Music Education / Capital University / Bexley, Ohio, USA
K-12 Licensed Music Educator (Ohio)
Cameron has an extensive background in music education, with experiences ranging from K-12 instrumental music to marching and concert percussion at the highest level. He has given clinics in Europe, taught percussion ensemble at the Eastman School of Music, worked with the drumline at The Ohio State University, and instructed the Liberty and Pathfinders drumlines in England's East Midlands. In addition, he has a long list of past engagements with youth band and drumline programs, and is frequently booked to adjudicate various events and auditions.
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Students receive one-on-one instruction related to technique, musicality, repertoire, and more.
Students perform solo or ensemble repertoire and receive feedback in front of their peers. This is a wonderful way to provide a low-pressure performance opportunity and turn individual teaching into a relevant group lesson.
The most open-ended of the offerings, this is the catch-all for teaching and/or performing endeavors that are more extensive than perhaps one master class or clinic. A smaller residency at a university could involve a clinic, recital, and private lessons, whereas a larger one may include several clinics, a recital, master class, and solo performance with the percussion ensemble.
This type of instruction includes group lessons, working with drumlines, or teaching a percussion ensemble. Other examples include workshops related to specific topics, such as developing and acting on one's creative vision, fundamental four-mallet techniques, implementing and budgeting for collaborative projects, and many more.
"Move to the Music" addresses the inseparable link between the visual and aural aspects of performing. Motion is discussed in technical and aesthetic terms, focusing on how to produce a musically intentioned and visually supportive product that connects with an audience.
A two-part approach to beginning a successful career in percussion, "The Practical Percussionist" first addresses the process of discovering one's creative vision, mapping out related goals, and taking tangible steps to achieve them, with the second half detailing what materials percussionists will need in order to be successful in the digital age.
This clinic finds the common thread between marching and concert percussion, two styles that are often viewed as isolated from one another, in order to provide primarily concert players with new methods of growth.
Intended for a younger audience (elementary to middle school), this clinic is a fun first foray into the world of contemporary music. Students will experience performances that both challenge and excite them, with upbeat discussions about each piece that emphasize the value of diversity.