Camp Staff


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.

Andrew Heglund - University Advisor

Andrew Heglund is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches percussion, directs the University percussion ensemble and coaches jazz small groups. He earned a Doctor of Arts degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. Heglund performs with the faculty jazz quintet, The Collective, the Ed Corey Trio, Reno Jazz Orchestra and the Discover Music Percussion Ensemble. Also as a composer, he has had several solo percussion works choreographed and performed with the Sierra Nevada Ballet. Heglund also coordinates the annual Northern Nevada Day of Percussion, the Reno Jazz Orchestra Jazz in the Schools Clinic and the Jazz Mentor Program.

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. An 11-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, Washington. She performs regularly with the Clark College Orchestra, the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony and the Zephyr Clarinet Choir.


Manuel Boga – Bassoon
Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School

Jon Brill – Percussion
Eagle Valley Middle School

Greg Canfield – Euphonium/Tuba
North Valley High School

Jennifer Day – Clarinet
Private woodwind instructor

Joshua Dunlap – Trumpet
Private brass instructor

Eric Fassbender – Oboe
University of Nevada, Reno

Paul Fleming - Trombone
Loder Elementary School

Ethan Gray – Percussion
University of Nevada, Reno

Nick Jacques - Alto Sax
Carson Middle School
Carson City

Jonathan Phillips – Tenor/Bari Sax
Beasley Elementary School

Kevin Sady – Flute
Galena High School

Elizabeth Savage - French Horn
Westergard Elementary School

Ariel Scarbrough – Ukulele
Bennett Elementary School

Jack Scarbrough – Alto Sax
Pine Middle School

Jarod Sorum - Trumpet
Southridge High School
Beaverton, Oregon