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. 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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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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Ms. Rafferty

Ms. Rafferty started her career as a violin teacher after completing her Bachelor of Arts in violin and psychology and her graduate certificate in the Suzuki Pedagogy, in 2015, at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.  She continued to refine her teaching skills by studying and receiving a certification in the body awareness method known as the Alexander Technique in 2016.  Ms. Rafferty has been playing the violin for over 20 years and continues to perform for her company, A Musician Is..., as a solo performer and with community orchestras.

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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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About Ms. Webb

Ms. Webb is a native of Oregon, but has lived all over the U.S.  She earned a Bachelor?s Degree in Saxophone Performance from Colorado Christian University and will complete a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance at the University of Denver?s Lamont School of Music in June of 2019.  In addition to teaching at Larkspur Elementary, she is the Wind Ensemble and jazz band director, choir accompanist, and Music Academy director at Lutheran High School.  She has taught private saxophone, piano, and oboe lessons for several years and has served as a church music director.


When she isn?t teaching, Ms. Webb performs as much as she can.  She has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, Arapahoe Philharmonic, Aurora Symphony, and Lone Tree Symphony as well as various jazz combos and saxophone quartets.  She is currently the principal saxophonist for the Lamont Wind Ensemble and the Lamont Saxophone Quartet.  

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