BEGINNING STRINGSBrittany Hensley
Brittany is a violinist in Denver, Colorado who enjoys teaching and performing. She has been playing violin since the age of six and holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Florida. She has studied with Carolyn Stuart, Monica Germino and currently Mark Rush.
She has a diverse performing background including performances with Michael Buble, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Ten Tenors, as well as University of South Florida faculty and students in the “Radiance” tour in 2012. Also in 2012, Brittany performed "Sonata" for unaccompanied violin by Brandon Kreuze in the College Music Society Regional Conference. She performed with many chamber ensembles while at USF as well as at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. While participating in the festival, she performed in masterclasses with Timothy Eddy and Violaine Melancon. She co-founded the BrittZim Duo with Mary-Cathryn Zimmer (cello) in 2013 and frequently performs with the duo. In 2014, Brittany played on set and setting's album "A Vivid Memory" along with Zimmer.
Brittany has been teaching violin for 8 years and is a member of the SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) and has SAA registered teacher training for Violin books 1 through 4. She will complete her Suzuki training by Spring 2016.
Composer and string educator, Susan Day, currently resides in Littleton, Colorado and has performed as a violinist with the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra for over twenty years. Currently a string educator in Douglas County, Ms. Day received the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) “Outstanding Colorado Teacher of the Year Award” in 2000. Her successful middle school orchestra has also received high accolades performing seven times at state and national music conventions across the country. Known for her contributions to educational string music, Ms. Day’s original compositions have attracted national attention with convention performances at the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the Colorado Music Educator’s Association (CMEA), the Midwest Band/Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and at numerous national and local honor orchestras, festivals, and contests. Her piece, “Tango d’Amour”, was the winner of the 2006 Texas Orchestra Directors’ Association (TODA) composition competition. Ms. Day’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College, and Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbia University in New York, where she studied piano and jazz improvisation. She holds memberships in many national music education organizations, and was inducted in to the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) Hall of Fame in 2008.
EBOP ORCHESTRA ADMINISTRATOR
Mr. Ryan Woodworth is a 6th generation native Coloradan. He grew up in the area and went to University of Northern Colorado for his Bachelors Degree in Music Performance in the area of Double Bass, studying with James Vaughn. After completion of his bachelors, Ryan moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for his masters Degree in Double Bass Performance under Jeff Turner. Once completed, Ryan did an additional certification in Music Education. Both degrees were earned through Carnegie-Mellon University. The past few years Ryan has been an active freelance and contracted musician in the Pittsburgh and Denver areas performing with professional and semi-professional orchestras. Several of these orchestras include the Canton Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Westmoreland Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera Theater, Opera Colorado, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Greeley Philharmonic. Before moving back to Colorado Ryan also enjoyed teaching at a middle school strings position in Pennsylvania, teaching collegiate at Grove City College and maintaining at large private teaching studio in the Pittsburgh area. Contact Mr. Woodworth
EBOP BAND ADMINISTRATOR
Kevin Larsen is in his third year as Director of Bands at Highlands Ranch High School. He grew up in Broomfield, CO and attended the University of Colorado where he received his Bachelor of Music Education in 2007. Kevin taught in Jefferson County School District for five years at Alameda High School as the Instrumental Music Director. In 2013 he received his Masters of Music Education with an Emphasis in Conducting from Colorado State University. Kevin has been a member of the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra since 1996 and has been their principal trumpet since 2008. Contact Mr. Larsen
BEGINNING and ADVANCED BAND
Jayne Copland has been living in Castle Rock for 14 years. Prior to moving to Colorado with her family, she taught at Centre College in Danville KY as "Adjunct Professor of Flute", serving in that capacity for six years. Since coming to Colorado, she has been teaching and playing throughout the Front Range. Jayne maintains a sizable private flute studio. In addition to EBOP, she teaches beginning flute for the beginning band and orchestra program at Douglas County High School. She is flute coach for Douglas County High School and flute coach for Mountain Vista High School. Jayne conducts and directs an area high school flute choir. She also plays in the Colorado Wind Ensemble and serves as Section Manager for the flute section. Jayne recently accepted the position as Flute Sectional coach for the Colorado Honor Band Association. Contact Ms. Copland