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Camp Staff Biographies

Summer in the Arts at Northern hires many talented individuals for the summer camps. NIU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, guest artists and area teachers, serve as camp directors, instructors, and counselors. Camp directors devise the camp curriculum and oversee the week's activities. All have had extensive teaching experience. Campers are supervised at all times; the ratio of adults to campers is about one to 12. Counselors are assigned to each residence hall floor and accompany the campers to all meals and activities.

NIU Jazz Camp

Geof Bradfield (camp director, saxophone)

Nicholas Roach (trombone)

Kimberly Branch (trumpet)

Bryan Carter (percussion, head counselor)

Ryan Chamberlain (bass)

Quentin Coaxum (trumpet)

Mark Dahl saxophone)

Art Davis (trumpet)

Collin Clauson (piano)

Marybeth Kurnat (saxophone)

Bernard Long, Jr. (percussion)

Christopher McBride (saxophone)

Scott Mertens (piano)

Brian Quinlan (guitar)

Marlene Rosenberg (bass)

Theatre Arts Camp

Nathan Wyman (camp director)

Christine Fuchs 

Hannah Gilbert

Joel Moses 

Martin Diaz-Valdes

Jessica Rzucidlo

Kearstyn Keller

Nyssa Lowenstein

Jaelyn Hawkins

Matthew Romriell

Amber Leston

Visual Arts Camp

Lynn Stockton (Camp Director)

Brandon Barber (Experimental Portraiture)

Lisa Doll (Mixed Media)

Joshua Johnson (Printmaking)

Bjana Lunde (Self Portrait and Drawing Studies)

April Macantagay (3-D Sculpture Experience)

Courtney Haugdahl (Acrylic Painting)

Frank Matas (Life Drawing)

Becki Miller (Drawing Realism)

Shauna Ubersox (Drawing Realism)

Elizabeth Woodyatt (Abstraction with Oil Pastel)

Ana Cortes (Printmaking)

Abigail La Franca (Acrylic Painting)

Janell Matas (Acrylic Painting)