About the Instructors/Admin

About Ms. Camp

Ms. Camp is a Denver native who began her passion for music in the 4th grade. It was the guidance and enthusiasm of her first teachers that makes her so devoted to her current work with elementary school children. Under the early tutelage of Mrs. Riccarda Mooney, a violinist with the Denver Symphony, Ms. Camp's gifts blossomed and led to selection to the Denver City and Colorado State Youth Orchestras. A highlight of her high school years was selection to join America's Youth in Concert which played in major cities throughout Europe.

Ms. Camp continued her music career at Hope College, where she played in the Orchestra and Symphonette and studied under Mihai Craioveanu, who is internationally recognized, with multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Since graduating with a teaching degree, Ms. Camp has performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra and the Brioso String Quartet. In addition, she has given private lessons to hundreds of students and adults on violin, viola, cello, and piano. Ms. Camp is also currently an active member of a local praise band. 

Ms. Camp is excited to continue instilling a love for music with children in the Highlands Ranch area through TREIM.

About Ms. Davidson-Stanfill

Ms. Davidson-Stanfill is a veteran teacher with an expertise in beginning instrumental instruction.  She has been teaching for over 25 years in various combinations of subjects, always including beginning instrumental instruction.  Ms. Davidson-Stanfill started this program, first in the Rock Canyon area ten years ago, in response to District budget cuts and in response to many people requesting that a band and orchestra program continue.  Her program grew to include the Castle View and Chaparral feeder areas nine years ago, won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2014, expanded to include the Ponderosa, Mountain Vista and ThunderRidge areas four years ago, and won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lesson Award again in 2016.  She is excited to continue her collaboration with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and to bring a quality program into the ThunderRidge feeder area again this year.  Keeping the opportunity to play an instrument available to our kids is her top priority.

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About Ms. DeAngeles

Ms. DeAngeles started playing the violin when she was 3 with the Elmhurst College Suzuki Program.  Her first teaching opportunity was 1995 in Chicago at the Irish Music Foundation.  Ms. DeAngeles has a BA in Music Education and K-12 Licensure from Metro State College.  Suzuki Certification Courses were completed at Music of the North Shore in Chicago and the University of Denver.  Her education included UNC, DePaul, DU, and Metro State College.  Ms. DeAngeles has 20 years teaching experience in Cherry Creek Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, Douglas County Public Schools, Denver Christian School and Golden Music.  As a professional violinist, she performed with Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, PBS/John Tesh Alive album and DVD, and St. Mary's Baroque Orchestra and The Country Music Project with several cds and dvds available on ITunes.  In addition to her Suzuki home studio, she currently teaches Elementary Orchestra classes in Douglas County and tours with the Irish Rock Band Potcheen.  Ms. DeAngeles has three kids and four chickens, and enjoys long distance biking, hiking 14ers, yoga, and beautiful Colorado.

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About Ms. Gilchrist
Ms. Gilchrist is happy to join the Elementary Band and Orchestra Program after retiring as Band & Choir Director at Ranch View Middle School.  Prior to teaching at RVMS, she spent the bulk of her career at Flood Middle School in Englewood, teaching band classes with Mr. Don Shupe.  She also taught Choir, Theater, Guitar, and General Music.

Ms. Gilchrist is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, where she was a member of the Cowboy Marching Band, the OSU Concert Band, OSU Wind Ensemble, OSU Symphony, and the President's Woodwind Quintet. 

Ms. Gilchrist was nominated for Teacher of the Year while at Flood MS, and represented the faculty in Washington D.C. when they won the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award.  She was also the RVMS Apple Award nominee, and was selected for a National Endowment of the Humanities summer program with "Shakespeare at the Mount."

Over her teaching career, Ms. Gilchrist has helped bring the SCFD Arts Alliance Grant to her middle school classes three times.  While Band is definitely her passion, she is a strong advocate for what The Arts can do for students.

About Ms. Owsley
Ms. Owsley has a BA in Violin Performance from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and an MA in Music Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She has played in symphony orchestras and other musical events as well as taught hundreds of students on stringed instruments and piano in her Personal Notes Music Studio in Louisiana (Lake Charles, Alexandria, Natchitoches), Bountiful, Utah, California (Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Monterey, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Lakewood) and now Colorado.  Additional professional development has included several Birch Bay String Orchestra Teacher’s Workshops in Ferndale, Washington, Dalcroze training, a Musikgarten workshop, certification classes at CSULB and many music conferences in California and Colorado.  Mrs. Owsley is still an active performer and is currently teaching privately in the south Denver area and is delighted to be a part of TREIM and teaching at Eldorado Elementary. 

About Mr. Smith
Mr. Smith is a Colorado musician, composer, teacher, and producer.  He learned to love music from a young age through his father's guitar playing and his mother's singing.  After singing in a children's choir and taking piano lessons, Mr. Smith enrolled in his fifth grade school band program, playing percussion.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Music degree with a Concentration in Composition from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May of 2013, and graduated with honors.

Mr. Smith plays in local music groups and enjoys writing a variety of music ranging  from contemporary classical to popular styles.  He currently plays in a variety of rock bands, playing drums, bass, guitar, and singing.  Mr. Smith is also a locally commissioned composer, having written pieces for local high school and community groups.  He has also released two solo albums ranging in style from singer/songwriter to electronic.

Mr. Smith began teaching privately and with local high school groups in 2009 when he began his undergraudate degree. He believes that music is for everyone and that being involved with music can only improve a person's quality of life.

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About Mr. Snell

Mike Snell recently retired from Douglas County Schools after teaching middle school and high school band for 27 years.  Mr. Snell has received the Who's Who Among American Teachers distinction five times.  Mr. Snell is also a five-time Apple Award nominee.  He conducted the Symphonic Band with the Colorado Band Association, 1990 - 2000.

Mr. Snell received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and his Masters of Education Degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Mr. Snell is very excited to be a part of this outstanding program.

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About Ms. Wessel

Ms. Wessel began her music career as a tot, and from there...she took music lessons in piano and voice and got involved in theater.  She graduated from CSU in 2003 with a Music Education degree.  Ms. Wessel was the general music teacher at Trailblazer from 2004 - 2016, and currently still teaches band before school and private piano and voice lessons after school out of her home.  She also directs camps and classes through Inspire Creative at the PACE Center.  She still proudly participates in community theater all over Denver, and is a proud wife to Matt and happy Momma to Lydia, Wyatt, and Daphne.

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