School of Continuing Education
Red Deer College | 100 College Blvd.
Box 5005 | Red Deer | AB | T4N 5H5
Work: 403-342-3526 | Fax: 403-342-3278
New to the position of camp director, Joel has been a faculty member of MusiCamp since 2001.
Joel attended the music programs of Grant MacEwan College and the University of Alberta, studying trumpet with William Dimmer of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Fordyce Pier. He started playing professionally at the age of 17, and is known for his versatility, being as comfortable playing lead trumpet with the pops orchestra as he is playing traditional New Orleans music or baroque piccolo trumpet. He is a regular performer with many local artists and diverse musical ensembles, including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, the Singing Christmas Tree Orchestra, and Bok Brass.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Joel teaches music at MacEwan University, directs the Littlebirds Jazz Bands, is the president of the Dixieland Jazz Society of Alberta, is an executive member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 390, and is a busy adjudicator and clinician.
Lindsay is a bassist/vocalist from Edmonton, Alberta, currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With over a decade of gigging experience and a Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree from University of Manitoba, her extensive musical training allows her to play both double bass and electric bass in a variety of genres – although jazz remains her first love and main musical influence in all of its many forms. She has played many festivals and toured with artists such as Ben Sures, Billie Zizi, Scott Cook, Carrie Day, Matt Foster, and Juvel, her main current project in Winnipeg.
During the school year, Lindsay teaches violin at Sistema Winnipeg, an intensive daily after-school music program that focuses on children with the fewest resources and greatest need. In the summer, she serves at MusiCamp Alberta as the Assistant Camp Director / Bass Faculty.
Shannah (who also goes by Glammie while at camp) has been involved with MusiCamp for over a decade! She started as a camper spending 4 years in the Dunnigan and Peterkin bands and then returned to as a supe as soon as possible! After 4 years of working as a supe Shannah stepped into the role of head supervisor in 2016.
Her favourite part about MusiCamp Alberta is the unique opportunity it provides for young to come together over a shared love for music and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
When she’s not at MusiCamp, Shannah works as a Public Educator at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton and is entering her last year of her after degree in Secondary Education at the University of Alberta.
If you’re interested in applying to work at MusiCamp as a supervisor you can e-mail a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and have been away from the program for at least one year.