Summer Music Camp Directors
Dr. Eric Wiltshire, Director of Athletic Bands, Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, received his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2006, and an MA in Music from Washington State University, Pullman, in 1994.
Before coming to UO, he was assistant professor of music at the University of Dayton (Ohio), where he was director of the “Pride of Dayton” Marching Band, among others, and taught courses in marching band pedagogy, instrumental conducting, arranging, literature and resources, and low brass pedagogy.
Paul Krueger teaches trumpet, Jazz History, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Jazz Pedagogy, and small jazz groups at the University of Oregon. He is also an adjunct instructor at Willamette University where he teaches applied trumpet lessons, and a highly sought-after clinician/presenter at universities, high schools, festivals, and music camps around the country.
Krueger’s compositions and arrangements have been featured by university jazz ensembles around the country, and have been performed by artists such as Dave Pietro, Steve Wilson, and Dan Tepfer. In May 2012, Krueger’s arrangement of Steve Wilson’s “Wish You Were Here” received a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for Best Jazz Arrangement, and Krueger has been named one of ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composer Award recipients for original compositions in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
A native of Lincoln, NE, Krueger earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2009, and his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon in June 2011. Click HERE for full bio.
Marching & Leadership Camp
Jennifer Freeman is the Color Guard Director for the Oregon Marching Band. Jen studied Elementary Education at the University of Oregon, where she marched with the Oregon Marching Band. Jen began teaching at Roseburg High School, Sunset High School, and Sheldon High School while she was at UO. She has worked with Grants Pass High School, West Salem High School, Evergreen High School, Summit Independent Winterguard, and Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps. She is currently the color guard instructor at Sprague High School and North Salem High School. Jen is a highly effective teacher, leading many of her groups to earn respect and awards throughout the Northwest.
Drum Majors and Section Leaders from the Oregon Marching Band assist instruction at the Marching and Leadership Camp.
Jazz Improvisation Camp
The Faculty for the Jazz Improvisation Camp include professional instructors and musicians on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, upright bass, piano, guitar and percussion.
Steve Owen, saxophone, see full bio
Mike Denny, guitar, see full bio
David Glenn, trombone, see full bio
Josh Deutsch, trumpet, see website
Hashem Assadullahi, saxophone, see website
Greg Goebel, piano, see website
Tyler Abbott, bass, see full bio
Andrea Niemiec, bass, see full bio, see website
Jason Palmer, drums, see website
Summer Music Camp Administration
Anna Frazer is the Administrative Coordinator of Athletic Bands. She oversees logistics for Oregon Athletic Bands and arranges lodging, transportation and scheduling. She supervises the band office student staff, maintains bookkeeping records, and coordinates the Summer Music Camps at the University of Oregon. Frazer also oversees the website, social media and historical archiving.
Before working for Athletic Bands, Frazer was a four-year member of the Oregon Marching Band. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the UO School of Music and Dance in Music Education.