Camp Staff

Camp Directors

Daniel Barthel

Daniel Barthel - Camp Co-director

Daniel Barthel has been teaching band in the Reno area for the past 14 years. He helped open Depoali Middle School in 2009 and since that time, the Depoali band program has experienced consistent participation and success. The program serves around 300 students every year, offering jazz band, concert bands, Winterguard, percussion ensemble and other chamber ensembles. Depoali bands have consistently earned superior ratings in concert band festivals in the Northern Nevada and Northern California areas. Barthel is also active in the band community, serving as the Washoe County School District honor band coordinator and the Nevada Music Educators Association (NMEA) past president and advocacy chair. He has also served as the NMEA president, zone representative and MS All-State band coordinator. He also co-directs the Lake Tahoe Music Camp every summer along with his wife, Amy. Barthel attended the University of Nevada, Reno earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music education. Barthel has two children, is a Reno native and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Men's Music Fraternity and the National Association for Music Education.

Amy Barthel

Amy Barthel - Camp Co-director

Amy Barthel has been on the LTMC staff since 2002 as a music educator and a co-camp director since 2015. She is the Fine Arts Coordinator and Music Supervisor for the Washoe County School District. She serves as a Washoe zone representative for the Nevada Music Educators Association. She is a past president of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Orff Schulwerk Association. Barthel earned both her Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno. Barthel and her husband, Dan, have two children. As a family, they enjoy camping, traveling, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Disneyland.

Band Directors

Jermie Arnold

Jermie Arnold - Symphonic Band Director

Dr. Jermie Arnold serves as Associate Director of Bands at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. He is the principal conductor of the symphonic and concert bands, director of woodwind studies and teaches courses in conducting and music education. In 2014, Arnold received the Most Inspirational Professor Award from the CSULB Alumni Association. He is the founder and coordinator of the Bob Cole Honors Festival and the Pacific Coast Regional Concert Band Festival. Arnold has presented at conferences such as the National CBDNA, UMEA, OMEA and CASMEC and conducted the First Trumpeters concert at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in 2016. Arnold spent seven years as director of bands at American Fork Jr. High School in American Fork, Utah. He holds a DMA from George Mason University and an M.A. and B.A. in music education from Brigham Young University.

Patrck Bown

Patrick Bowen - Jazz Ensemble Director

Patrick Bowen has been the percussion instructor at the Las Vegas Academy since 1994, where the percussion ensemble or soloists have won the Nevada All State Command Performance numerous times. Bowen is in his 12th year at the Academy where he teaches the world jazz studies area and chamber ensembles. He was the percussionist for the hit Broadway show “Mamma Mia” at the Mandalay Bay Resort and is presently the principal percussionist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He has a Bachelor’s in music performance from the Hartt School of Music (cum laude), a Master’s in music performance from the University of Montana and a teaching certificate from UNLV.

Katie Matsuura

Katie Matsuura - Concert Band Director

Katie Matsuura is a passionate music educator and performer. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in music education and clarinet performance from Boise State University and a Master of Music degree in wind band conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. A 12-year teaching veteran, Matsuura’s education career includes teaching elementary through college levels in many contexts: general music, guitar, choir, orchestra and band. She currently teaches band at Wy’east Middle School in Vancouver, WA. Katie performs regularly with the Clark College Orchestra, the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony and the Zephyr Clarinet Choir.

Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips - Jazz Ensemble Director

Phillips graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in music education, studying saxophone under Mike McMullen and Peter Epstein. He began touring with the band Sol'Jibe and also studied at the National School of Music in Havana, Cuba. In Nevada, Phillips has served as director of the award-winning Wooster High School Bands, headed the All-State and Washoe County Jazz Chairs and directed elementary, middle and high school honor ensembles. Currently a mentor for the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Phillips teaches at Bud Beasley Elementary School and is a sax instructor on the faculty at Truckee Meadows Community College.

2022 Instructors

Jon Brill – Percussion
Eagle Valley Middle School
Reno, NV

Greg Canfield – Euphonium/Tuba
North Valley High School
Reno, NV

Nick Jacques – Saxophone
Carson High School
Carson City, NV

Kevin Miescke – Horn
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Kevin Sady – Trombone
Private brass instructor
Reno, NV

Ariel Scarbrough – Ukulele
Bennett Elementary School
Reno, NV

Jack Scarbrough – Saxophone
Herz Middle School
Reno, NV

Jarod Sorum – Trumpet
Evergreen High School
Vancouver, WA

Kyle Zive – Percussion
Damonte Ranch High School & Depoali Middle School
Reno, NV