Professor of Conducting and Composition
Mark Camphouse is a professor of Conducting and Composition in the Music Department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He began composing at an early age and the Colorado Philharmonic premiered his First Symphony when he was only 17.
Camphouse conducts the wind symphony at Mason and can discuss conducting and composition, wind symphony and musical communication in performance. His works for wind band have received widespread critical acclaim and are performed frequently in the U.S. and abroad. His composition "In Memoriam" was performed in Russia by the Moscow Area Governor's Wind Orchestra during the summer of 2008.
Camphouse has served as guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician in 40 states, Canada, and Europe. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and is coordinator of the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project.
University Professor and Director of Vocal Studies
Patricia Miller is a University professor and director of Vocal Studies in the Music Department and is an internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano who has appeared in leading roles with major opera companies in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and Japan.
She can discuss methods to develop and improve artistic and performance skills, repertoire preparation and execution, diction, interpretation, style and overall stage presence. She is also trained in vocal literature such as German and Italian.
Miller made her European debut with the Basel Opera (Switzerland) as Isabella in Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri." She has also appeared as a guest artist with the Boston Symphony, Rochester Symphony, Manhattan Philharmonic and the American Symphony at Carnegie Hall.