Broadmoor United Methodist Church
July 16 – 20, 2012
8:30 a.m. – noon daily
for children entering grades K – 6
Choir – Christina Linschoten, Instructor
J. Christina Linschoten graduated with Honors from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education. During her time at Centenary, Ms. Linschoten served as accompanist of the Centenary College Choir for three years. Ms. Linschoten participated in conducting master classes at the state, regional, and national level, finishing as a semifinalist in the 2011 ACDA Undergraduate Conducting Competition. She currently teaches Choir, Show Choir, and Music Appreciation at Youree Drive Middle School. She serves as Music Director at North Highlands United Methodist Church and Accompanist for the First United Methodist Church, both in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Art – Miriam Clifton, Instructor
Miriam Clifton holds a Master of Arts in art education, as well as certification in elementary education from the Universtiy of South Carolina. She has been teaching for 24 years and currently is working in the East Baton Rouge Public School System at Brownfields, Claiborne, and Forest Heights elementary schools, as a teacher of students identified as talented in the visual arts. Although ceramics is her first love, she enjoys exploring new art mediums whenever she can.
Drama – Myranda Clark, Instructor
Ms. Clark is a graduate of LSU in Vocal Performance and Music Education with a minor in Theatre. She is currently working in Outreach and Servant Evangelism at Broadmoor UMC, serves as a worship leader, sings in numerous choirs, and teaches pre-school music. She directs two large-scale programs with the BUMC Pre-School, and last summer directed the concluding program for the Summer Day Camp, with children performing dramatic Bible stories.
Creative Movement – Peggy Schober, Instructor
Ms. Schober received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in dance and movement exploration. In addition, she studied contemporary/expressionistic dancing under well known artists such as Eric Hawkins and Martha Graham. She has served for numerous years as a Special Education teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system where she incorporated creative and rhythmic movement therapy to help remediate children with mild to severe motor deficits. Since moving to Houston in 2007, she has continued to serve as a Special Education teacher in the Houston school system. Ms. Schober has also owned and operated a dance and aerobics studio in New Orleans for eight years.
Boomwhackers (pitched, fun instruments resembling swimming pool “noodles”) – Dr. David Shaler, Instructor
Dr. Shaler currently serves as Director of Music and Arts Ministries at Broadmoor UMC. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Bob Jones University in South Carolina, a master’s degree in music from Georgia State University, and a doctorate in choral music from the University of Iowa. He has served as music director at numerous churches in various states, as well as music instructor at a K-12 Christian school in Stone Mountain, Georgia. In addition, he was a full-time singer for five years with the professional ensemble Chanticleer.
Handbells – Mary Wroten, Instructor
Although Ms. Wroten chose a career in nutrition, she has a passion for music. She has rung in the BUMC Chancel Ringers for the past 12 years. She has had formal training in piano, voice, and guitar, and sung in various choirs in high school, college, and in churches. Her versatility includes directing neighborhood variety shows as well as performing with the LSU band as a Golden Girl. This is her fourth year teaching handbells at our summer camp.
Rhythm Fun – Luke Lusted, Instructor
Luke Lusted is currently Director of Music at Ascension Lutheran Church and School in Tuscon, Arizona where he serves as choral conductor, handbell director, and coordinator of musical activities. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education, and is pursuing his master's degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona. He has taught in primary and secondary education systems, as well as courses at the collegiate level. Mr. Lusted is an active composer/arranger and has numerous commissions for choral anthems as well as solo piano works.