Motifs: February 2014

Crescendo issue: February 2014

Dell (Grace) Schroeder's (UW 59, IAC St 63-64) Band at the Beach Music Camp in San Diego, California, will celebrate its 26th year this August.

Valerie Gilbert's (IAC 72-75, 77-78) second book, a collection of non-fiction stories entitled "Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion," was published in January by Black Opal Books.

Michele Rutherford (AS 73) is the deputy director of the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education. She is working with the San Francisco Unified School District to expand the Youth Arts Festival to include art from children ages 0-5 from over a thousand licensed child care providers in the city. Submissions include everything from photography, watercolor, pudding painting, and sculpture to dance and vocal performance. The event is scheduled for March 15-23 at the San Francisco Asian Arts Museum.

Kimberly Brooks (IAC 79-82) is presenting a solo painting exhibition at Arthouse429 in West Palm Beach Florida, from February 6 to March 6, 2014. 

Julie Poposki (IAC/NMC 80-85, 88; IAA 85-89) is a biochemist working as a research technician in the Allergy Immunology Department at Northwestern University.

Caroline Coade (IAC/NMC 83-84, IAA 83-84) is acting assistant principal violist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music and Wayne State University. In June, she will be one of nine judges for the Primrose International Viola Competition.

Amy Bamburger (IAA 85-88) co-founded Westchester Civic Theatre, a community theater in Westchester, Illinois. In 2013, they produced three plays and one musical.

Otis Lockhart (IAC/NMC 85, IAA 85-86) will be playing bass trombone with the Sphinx Orchestra for the Sphinx Competition at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall in February. He performs and teaches trombone in the Detroit area.

Shanda Lowery-Sachs (IAC/NMC 85, IAA 87-90, IAC St 91) has been a member of the viola section of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2001. She also teaches privately, coaches viola sectionals for local schools and youth orchestras, and occasionally performs in chamber music concerts. She lives in the Detroit area with her husband and their four children.

Karin Gottshall (IAA 87-88; IAA Fac 06; IAC Fac 08-09, 11) won the 2014 OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry for her second book, "The River Won't Hold You." The book will be published by Ohio State University Press. Poems from "The River Won't Hold You" have appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, The Gettysburg Review, and many other literary journals.

Wendy Masterson (IAA Fac 91-present, IAC Fac 05) attended a body-mind centering course on neurocellular development at Pomona College in California in January. This course included movement explorations of the pre-vertebrate and vertebrate patterns which lay the foundation for brain development and locomotion.

Maya Erskine (IAC 98, 02) can be seen as Nikki in the original series "Betas."

J. Lauren (Lipp) Mondala (IAC 97-98, 00; IAA 00-01, IAC St 01) has a master’s degree in library and information science and specializes in digital services and children's storytelling. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Thomas Mondala (IAC 92-93), and their 10-month-old son, Sullivan James.

Sheila Karls (IAC 02, IAA 02-04) has joined the national tour of "Wicked" as a member of the ensemble and understudy for Madame Morrible.

Tyler Collins (IAA 05-07) appeared as Eduardo the fox in a panto version of "Pinnochio" in Dunfermline, Scotland, in December.

Ali Scattergood (IAC 06, IAA 06-08) is wrapping up an internship with Ken Burns' Florentine Pictures and moving to a new internship with documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg.

Jessica Newham (IAC 07, IAA 07-10, IAC St 10), performing as Betty Who, was included in the Washington Post's "In" List for 2014.

Three young Camp alumni swept the Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition in January: violist Jasper Snow (IAC 07, 11-12) won first place, flutist Adam Sadberry (IAC 12) won second, and cellist James Cooper (IAC 10-11) won third.