Camp Staff


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, 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 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
Camp Co-director

Amy Barthel has been on the LTMC staff since 2002 as a music educator and a co-camp director since 2015. In addition to teaching elementary music, she is the Washoe County School District music teacher on special assignment. Her responsibilities include mentoring new music teachers, designing professional development, and supporting all K-12 music teachers. 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.

Heath Wolf
Symphonic Band Director

Heath Wolf has served as director of bands at Farmington Junior High School since 1999. Before his tenure at Farmington, he was director of instrumental music at Hillcrest Junior High in Murray, Utah, for five years, and a music specialist for the Catholic Diocese for two years. Ensembles under Wolf's direction have consistently been recognized locally and nationally at events such as the Midwest Clinic, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, the Music for All/Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, the Foundation for Music Education, the Utah Music Educators Association, the Crescent Jazz Festival and the Percussive Arts Society. As a performer, Wolf enjoys an active schedule as a freelance percussionist and as a member of the Ballet West Orchestra. Wolf received both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the University of Utah.

Christine Wolf
Concert Band Director

Christine Wolf serves as the director of bands at Central Davis Junior High. Her responsibilities include teaching the beginning woodwinds, brass and percussion, advanced percussion, concert band, symphonic band and music exploration. Wolf is the Music Education Advocacy Chair for the Utah Music Educators Association, where she has organized and produced the past five Utah Music on the Hill events on behalf of raising awareness for music education in the State of Utah. She is also the Secretary of the Utah Bandmasters Association. She was named one of School Band and Orchestra Magazine's 50 Directors Who Make a Difference in 2017. Wolf has received numerous National Band Association Citation of Excellence awards. She has been a contributing author for the UMEA Journal and is an active clinician across the United States with honor bands, summer camps and adjudicating at Festivals. Wolf earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Utah in 1995.

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 University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Vernon Scarbrough
Jazz Ensemble Director

Retired Col. Vernon Scarbrough graduated with a Bachelor of Music, with a minor in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He received his master's degree in Fine Arts, Music Education from Southern Oregon University and earned an additional master's degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Scarbrough taught band in the Washoe County School District for 18 years, the last seven of which were for Pine Middle School. While the band director at Pine, the Pine Patriot Jazz Ensemble traveled to Hawaii, San Diego, New York, and Disney's Music in the Park for jazz competitions. At each venue, the Patriot Jazz Ensemble won first place and gold awards. He is currently employed at Traner Middle School where he teaches orchestra and mariachi. Scarbrough and his wife, Karen, are co-founders of the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Andrew Heglund
University Adviser

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 faculty jazz quintet The Collective, the Ed Corey Trio, Reno Jazz Orchestra and the Discover Music Percussion Ensemble. Also 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.


Greyson Boydstun - Percussion
University of Southern Oregon
Ashland, Oregon

Jon Brill - Percussion
Eagle Valley Middle School
Carson City, Nevada

Reed Chamberlin - Trumpet
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Jennifer Day - Clarinet
Private Woodwind Instructor

Jeffrey DePaoli - Camp Accompanist
Professional Piano Teacher/Performer

Josh Dunlap - Trumpet
Private Brass Instructor

Eric Fassbender - Double Reeds
University of Nevada, Reno

Cody Forcier - Low Brass
Hunter Lake Elementary School

Ethan Grey - Percussion
University of Nevada, Reno

Nichole Heglund - Woodwinds
Billinghurst Middle School

Nick Jacques - Saxophone
Carson Middle School
Carson City

Kathryn Matsuura - Clarinet
Wy'East Middle School
Vancouver, Washington

Michelle McCauley - Clarinet
Natchez Elementary School

Jonathan Phillips - Saxophone
Beasley Elementary School

Kevin Sady - Low Brass
Galena High School

Ariel Scarbrough - Camp Operations and Ukelele
Bennett Elementary School

Jack Scarbrough - Saxophone
Dilworth Middle School

Jarod Sorum - Trumpet
Southridge High School

Blair Williams - Percussion
Washoe County School District