LTC (ret.) Frank G. Dubuy is in his fifth year at Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ as the Director of Bands and Orchestras and Fine Arts Department Chair. He conducts the Symphony Winds, Jazz Band, Advanced Orchestra and Concert Band. Prior to assuming this position, he was Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA. At SLU he conducted the Chamber Winds, Concert Band and the SLU Opera Orchestra. During his career as an Army Band Officer, he served as Director of the US Army Strings / Orchestra, The US Army Chorus and Chorale at the US Army Band (Pershing’s Own) Washington, D.C. He toured with The US Army Field Band as Director of The Soldiers Chorus. His final assignment was as Commander and Conductor of The US Military Academy Band West Point, NY. LTC Dubuy was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1994, is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and is the State and Western Region Chair for the MENC Tri-M high school music honor society.
Elva Kaye Lance is Director of Bands at Mississippi State University where she teaches instrumental methods, conducts the Wind Ensemble and directs the "Famous Maroon Band." Now in her thirteenth year at Mississippi State, Ms. Lance has taught a wide assortment of classes within the music education department, supervised student teachers, and maintained the Euphonium-Tuba studio. She is the Director of the State Band Camp, a summer workshop for middle and high school students, and also serves as Coordinator for the Mississippi State University Band Directors Institute, which provides in-service training for instrumental music educators in the region. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Ms. Lance served as band director at the junior and senior high school levels in the state of Mississippi where her bands consistently received superior ratings in all categories. She is an alumna of Mississippi State University and the Maroon Band, where she served as Euphonium soloist. Ms. Lance obtained her graduate degree from Southern Oregon State University. Her professional affiliations include the Mississippi Bandmaster's Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Music Educator's National Conference, College Music Society and the College Band Director's National Association. She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the state and region.
James Campbell has received world-wide recognition as a performer, teacher, arranger, adjudicator and is a respected figure in the development of the contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Singapore. Currently Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he also holds the position of Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic.
Jim received both his B.M. in Music Education and M.M. in Percussion Pedagogy and Performance from Northern Illinois University where he studied with G. Allan O'Connor and members of the famed Blackearth Percussion Group. He also was a student of late James Lane of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Well known for his long association with the internationally renowned Rosemont Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Jim has served as their principal instructor, arranger, and Program Coordinator. He was Percussion Director for the McDonald's All-American High School Band and has performed at the International Society of Music Education World Conference, MENC National In-Service Conference, Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic, Texas Bandmasters Association, Bands of America World Percussion Symposium, and at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.
Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society and is an Associate Editor for their international publication, Percussive Notes. He serves as an endorsee for Silver Fox Percussion, Innovative Percussion and is a member of the Latin Percussion Educational Advisory Board. Jim is a clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company and a Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Instruments Division.
Jeff Phillips is the Director of Instrumental Music at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he conducts the Symphonic Band and the String Orchestra. Phillips also teaches courses in beginning guitar, jazz improvisation, and AP Music Theory. Prior to this, he was Director of Bands at Hendersonville High School for 16 years and also taught the trombone studio at Western Kentucky University for four years. He currently is on the Applied Music Faculty at Belmont University in Nashville where he teaches the trombone studio and performs with the Belmont Faculty Brass Quintet. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Western Kentucky University, and Austin Peay State University and has earned the Education Specialist degree in Curriculum Development.
As a performer, he remains active as a freelance trombonist in the Nashville area performing with groups such as the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nashville Wind Ensemble, and on the General Jackson. He has also performed on the PBS special “Christmas at Belmont” and will present a brass duet recital in Nashville, Tennessee and Meridian, Mississipi this semester with Dr. Joel Treybig, trumpet professor at Belmont University.
Phillips has conducted clinics throughout Tennessee and Kentucky for students in middle school through college and is active as an adjudicator for music groups of all genres throughout the Southeast. He has also published a variety of articles in the Bandworld, School Band and Orchestra and Tennessee Musician magazines and was a co-author of the MENC’s Strategies for Teaching series. He has served as President of the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and the Tennessee Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education, and is currently state chair of the American School Band Directors Association and the National Catholic Band Association. Phillips is also the TMEA State Band Chair and was recently elected to serve as the National Treasurer for the 1200+ member “American School Band Directors Association.” He also served as a member to the ASBDA’s national Executive Board as a member-at-large. Phillips also holds membership in a variety of music education associations including: the American String Teachers Association, the American Federation of Musicians (Local 257), and Phi Beta Mu.
Marsha Hartwein is in her third year at Martin
Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School. Ms. Hartwein holds a Bachelor of Music
Education and a Master of Music Education degree from Murray State University.
Previously, Ms. Hartwein taught in Sumner County at Hawkins Middle and Hendersonville
High School. Her band consistently received high ratings in local and national
competitions. For the past ten years, twenty-five percent of her band students
have been selected for All-Mid State Bands. Last year, the MLK Ninth Grade
Band was selected to assist Bruce Pearson in a workshop for the TMEA All State
In-Service Conference. This year, the MLK Wind Ensemble has been selected
to perform at the TMEA All State In-Service Conference.
Ms. Hartwein is an active judge and clinician throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. The Kentucky Music Educator’s Association requested her as a speaker for the 2000 and 2001 State In-Service Conferences. She has been selected numerous times as an outstanding music educator by the Governor’s School for the Arts and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. While at Hawkins, she was twice selected as Teacher of the year
Ms. Hartwein’s professional affiliations
include Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee Music Educator’s
Association, National Education Association, National Music Educator’s
Association, Metro-Nashville Education Association, World Association of Symphonic
Band Ensembles, Tennessee Bandmaster’s Association, Middle Tennessee
School Band, Orchestra Association and Phi Beta Mu.