Castle View Elementary Instrumental Music


About the Instructors

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 through CVEIM.

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Ms. Dome

Ms. Dome is a "military brat," who found her love of music through her elementary, middle and high school teachers.  She notes how much music plays a role in our daily lives, and wants to pass the experiences and fun of music on to children of all ages.  This is why she can't wait to instruct the student of Clear Sky Elementary in the joy of orchestral string instruments.

Ms. Dome has a very fun family that inspires her every day.  When she married her husband, Eric, they blended two families into one big one with one daughter and four sons.  Her daughter, Chelsea, is a 1st Grade Teacher in Aurora.  Her oldest son, Zach, is a college student at the University of Northern Colorado.  Sons, Ethan and Evan, are sophomores at Castle View High School - Ethan is in the Orchestra there.  Her youngest son, Collin, is in 8th Grade at Castle Rock Middle School.  She also has two dogs and three fish.

Ms. Dome's background as a teacher has led her all over the United States.  She taught Orchestra and Vocal Music, as well as Band and Marching Band, in Georgia and Hawaii - where she also received her Master's in Special Education.  She also taught in Maryland, and has been teaching in Colorado since 2004.  She graduated from Kansas State University.

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Ms. Emory

Ms. Emory is the music teacher at Soaring Hawk Elementary in Douglas County.  She is a flutist and received her undergraduate degree in music education from Colorado State University - Pueblo in 2012.  During her time at CSU - Pueblo, Ms. Emory was Principal Flutist for the collegiate woodwind quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra.  She has performed with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Pikes Peak Flute Choir, Cinco Pa Winds and is currently Principal Second Flute for the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony.  Ms. Emory is a private flute teacher for students of all ages and woodwind coach for local school band programs.  Her primary instructors include Dr. Alan Mills, Karen Morsch and Dina Hollingsworth, and she is a member of the Colorado Music Education Association.  In her spare time, Ms. Emory enjoys gardening, playing board games and spending time with her husband and her three dogs. 

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Mr. LaGuardia

Mr. LaGuardia  has enjoyed a varied and prolific musical career.  He has had the privilege of conducting professional recording sessions at Capitol Records, Warner Brothers Studios, Sonic Fuel Studios, The Bridge, and the John Williams Scoring Stage.  As a lover of classical music, he has also conducted several orchestras, including the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, the Civic Youth Orchestra, and the Wither Without Orchestra.  He has been mentored by such talent as Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, The Avengers), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, The Rescuers Down Under), Christopher Young (Spider Man 3, Hellraiser), Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Shadow of Mordor), conductors Robert Olson (Mahlerfest Orchestra), Devin Patrick Hughes, Vincent C La Guardia, Jr and Juliard-trained Pianist Jamie Shaak.

After graduating from the prestigious University of Southern California's Thorton School of Music, he worked extensively in Hollywood on high-profile projects such as Assasin's Creed: Syndicate, Marvel's Agent Carter and The Boss.  In addition to continuing to write for and assist creatives around the world, Brian is currently the Assistant Conductor for the Arapahoe Philharmonic and the Civic Youth Orchestra and frequently writes and arranges for these and many other ensembles in the Denver area.  He lives and breathes to create, share and teach music.

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Ms. Morgenthaler

Ms. Morgenthaler is in her 12th year of teaching general and instrumental music.  She has also been teaching private lessons on flute for 17 years.  Ms. Morgenthaler really enjoys sparking excitement and helping beginning instrumental students build a strong foundation of skills in music that they can use throughout their lives.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Metropolitan State University.

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Mr. Simpson

Mr. Simpson has taught general and instrumental music in the Denver Public Schools and Brighton School Districts. He is a graduate of Northwestern and Regis Universities.  Mr. Simpson is an active professional musician (French Horn), performing for the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Game of Thrones, Hans Zimmer tours, and for the Colorado Ballet, among many others.

About Mr. Stroman

Mr. Stroman is excited to be part of the CVEIM program!  A second generation Colorado native, Mr. Stroman received his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Northern Colorado.  He taught middle and high school band and orchestra in the Douglas County school district for thirty years.  Mr. Stroman is a multiple recipient of the Who's Who Among American Teachers award and was a finalist for the 2010 Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.  When he's not working with the GREATEST beginning band and orchestra students in the world and their teachers, he enjoys playing his trumpet, gardening and traveling with his wife.  

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