Masterclass Instructors and staff for the 2019 Treasure Coast Summer Band Camp include:
South Fork High School
Christopher Bowen has been the director of bands at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee, FL since 2008. Under his direction, the program has grown each year and has brought music to life in the school. In addition, he also is the assistant director at Okeechobee High School, working primarily with the percussion sections. The OMS and OHS Bands consistently have earned the highest ratings at the district levels.
Prior to relocating to Okeechobee, Mr. Bowen lived in central Florida, where he attended Harrison Performing Arts Center (2002). He then received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance and Music Composition from Florida Southern College in Lakeland in 2006. He then went on to pursue and earn his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2008.
Mr. Bowen is also an active performer, music arranger and adjudicator around the state of Florida. He regularly performs with the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic, Naples Players and the Port Charlotte Symphony.
When Mr. Bowen is not teaching or performing, he enjoys his time with his wife, Jenny and two boys, William (8) and Jameson (4).
Amy Clark is the band director at Murray Middle School in Stuart, Florida, where she has twice been named Teacher of the Year, including a year as Martin County's Middle School Teacher of the Year for the school district. A graduate of Florida State University, Miss Clark also runs an active flute studio, and performs with many groups, including the Treasure Coast Flute Choir, Indian River Pops Orchestra, the Academy Orchestra, Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra, am the Florida Flute Orchestra, to name a few. Twice, she has been the guest conductor and clinician for the Highlands All-County Middle School Band, as well as twice for the St. Lucie County MIOS Middle School Honor Band.
Thomas C. Dougherty
Thomas Dougherty has been the Director of Bands at Jensen Beach High School since 2007. Under his direction, the program has grown in size and consistently earned the highest ratings at local, state, and national festivals. The JBHS Band Program has travelled to Orlando, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C. under his direction.
At Jensen Beach High School, Mr. Dougherty directs the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Band, JB2, Concert Jazz Ensemble, and AP Music Theory.
Prior to his appointment at Jensen Beach High School, Mr. Dougherty coordinated the instrumental music curriculum at Alfred I. DuPont Middle School in Jacksonville, FL.
Mr. Dougherty is a proud graduate of the Florida State University College of Music, magna cum laude. While at FSU, he was a member of the Campus Band, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Chiefs, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Dougherty was honored to have been selected as the 2010 Martin County School District Teacher of the Year. He currently holds professional memberships in the FMEA , FBA, Phi Beta Mu, NAfME, and the FEA.
Mr. Dougherty is a sought after adjudicator and clinician, presenting Leadership Workshops at several schools along the Treasure Coast. Mr. Dougherty presented a clinic on student leadership at the FMEA All-State Professional Development Conference in 2016 and has served as a conductor for the Indian River State College Honors Jazz Ensemble (2011), Florida State University Summer Music Camp Osceola Band (2015), St. Lucie County MIOS Honor Band (2018) and the Big Bend High School Honor Band (2019).
He currently maintains a private trumpet studio in Jensen Beach and is proud to be one of the founding members of the Treasure Coast Summer Band Camp.
Mr. Dougherty and his wife Colleen are proud residents of the Treasure Coast. Together, they enjoy spending time with their children, Brandon (12) and Ryan (7).
Johnny Egan has been the Band Director at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School for the last four years where he has just recently been named AMS Teacher of the Year. A graduate of the University of Florida and Martin County native, Mr. Egan has been thankful for the opportunity to return to his hometown to continue the tradition of music excellence in the Martin County School District.
During his short career as Band Director, Mr. Egan has grown the music program to over three hundred students and is currently celebrating, in its short history, the school’s first two Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessments.
Mr. Egan runs an active Saxophone studio, and continues to support the overall strength of the Martin County School District music programs.
Al Hager received degrees from FSU and UF, taught public school music since 1968 and retired in 2009.
He maintains a teaching studio, performs regularly with Flutes Renaissance, Cornerstone, McCartney Mania and directs the Treasure Coast Flute Choir, FDO - The BIG Swingin’ Band and the FMEA Directors Jazz Band.
Since 2007 he has won seven National Barefoot Water Ski championships in his divisions.
Emma Haley has been the Director of Bands at Hidden Oaks Middle School since 2015. Under her direction the bands have consistently earned superior ratings at festivals. They have traveled to perform at Disney World and other various venues in the Palm City and Stuart communities.
Currently, Ms. Haley directs the HOMS Jazz Ambassadors, Beginning Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Drum Line, and is a sponsor of the Color Guard.
Ms. Haley is a proud alumna of the Florida State University College of Music, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, magna cum laude. During her time at FSU she was a performing member of the Saxophone Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Marching Chiefs (Section Leader 2013, Staff 2014). Ms. Haley also served as an FSU Summer Music Camp Counselor and was a Tri-State Music Festival rehearsal assistant.
Ms. Haley continues to play and teach the saxophone through her private lesson studio and as an instructor at the annual Saxophone Performance Workshop in Marietta, GA. She is a member of FMEA, FBA, NAfME, and Tau Beta Sigma.
Christopher Kalwa is the Band Director at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. He is currently in his 10th year of
He has taken his Jazz bands and Symphonic bands to consecutive appearances at the Festival
Disney, MPA and other performances and competitions where the bands have earned the highest of
ratings and trophies.
During his time as a band director, Mr. Kalwa has served as the Director of the Stuart Community Concert Band, performing five to six concerts per year, as well as served as the Assistant Band Director at Jensen Beach High School; he has also run workshops and rehearsals with schools from around area
and the state.
Mr. Kalwa is a native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg. In 2003 he returned to school and received an Associate in Arts Degree from St. Petersburg College. In 2005 he transferred to The Florida State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While attending FSU he studied Saxophone Performance under the direction of Professor Patrick Meighan.
On June 29, 2013 he married fellow teacher, Kelloryn Dayton, now known as Kelloryn Kalwa. In their spare time Mr. Kalwa and his wife enjoy traveling and playing with their son Erik and their two dogs Ponzu and Penelope. And they now celebrate a Daughter named Ella which will be joining their happy family in June of 2018.
Mr. Kalwa is a member of the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmaster’s Association,
Florida Orchestra Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Ms. Erica Lucio is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at Stetson University. She is studying clarinet with Dr. Lynn Musco and Prof. Jessica Speak. While in her first year at Stetson, Ms. Lucio has been a part of the Clarinet Choir, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and was selected by her professor, Dr. Lynn Musco, to be a part of the 2019 Freshman Clarinet Quartet. Ms. Lucio holds memberships with the International Clarinet Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
Prior to her collegiate career, Ms. Lucio graduated from Jensen Beach High School in 2018. She was a member of the JBHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Band, and Marching Band. She served the JBHS Falcon Band and Guard as Woodwind Lieutenant her sophomore year and as Drum Major for her final two years of high school. In her senior year, Ms. Lucio was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award for her dedication to the band program and for her work as a musician and leader. Besides her heavy involvement with the JBHS Band, she also performed in various ensembles around the Treasure Coast. Ms. Lucio was a member of Artists for A Cause and has performed in the Sunset Concert Series, Academy Orchestra, and in the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony for three years in the position of Principal Clarinetist. She has attended the Florida State University Tri-State Band Festival and was Principal Clarinetist at the Indian River State College Four County Honor Band Festival for three years. Ms. Lucio regularly participated in the District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals and consistently received superior ratings.
When not practicing, performing, or studying, Ms. Lucio enjoys going to concerts, volunteering at local music programs in Martin County, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
James T. Patrick
Mr. James T. Patrick has been the Director of Bands at Martin County High School in Stuart, FL since 2015. Under his direction bands have earned high ratings and awards at various festivals and competitions. Currently, Mr. Patrick teaches Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, percussion, music theory, and the Tiger Regiment. The MCHS Tiger Regiment performed in Anaheim, CA under his direction.
Before his career in Martin County, Mr. Patrick graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (B.M.E.) from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. During his time at FSU, he was a member of the FSU Saxophone Studio, Symphonic Band, and the Board of Advisors for the FSU College of Music. Mr. Patrick was a Row Leader, Section Leader, and Marching Coordinator for The Florida State University Marching Chiefs. He interned at Dr. Phillips High School Performing Arts Magnet in Orlando, Florida and has worked as a counselor for the FSU Summer Music Camps and Tri-State Music Festival.
In addition to teaching at Martin County, Mr. Patrick is a private saxophone lessons instructor and is a member of the Florida Music Education Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, National Association for Music Education, and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.
Michael Robbins is a brass specialist who teaches and plays all the brass instruments. He has performed with Mannheim Steamroller in Branson, Mo, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and Disney World in FL on different brass instruments. In addition to rhythmic accuracy and tonal production, each brass student learns the finer details of brass playing with embouchure and aperture development. Having taught Middle and High School band for four years, he knows how to prepare students for band class, All-District and All-State Band auditions, and Solo and Ensemble competitions.