The Life and Legacy of John P. Paynter (1928-1996): His Impact on Music and the World
- This session will offer a glimpse into the life and career of iconic Northwestern University Director of Bands, long-time Midwest Clinic President, and Northshore Concert Band Director John P. Paynter, who contributed greatly to music education throughout his life as an outstanding teacher, conductor, leader, role model, innovator, and motivator. Joining Mark Camphouse will be John Paynter’s son Bruce and Stephen Peterson, Professor of Music/Director of Bands at Ithaca College School of Music.
- Mark Camphouse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/17/2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Meeting Room W185
- Composer-conductor Mark Camphouse holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music from Northwestern University, where he studied conducting with John P. Paynter, composition with Alan Stout, and trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz. Camphouse began composing at an early age, with the Colorado Philharmonic premiering his First Symphony when he was 17. Camphouse has served as a guest conductor, lecturer and clinician in 43 states, Canada, Europe, and China. He was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1999 and has served as founding coordinator of the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project since 2000. He conceived and edits the unique multi-volume book series for GIA, Composers on Composing for Band. Camphouse has taught full-time in higher education for 36 years. He is currently Professor in the School of Music at George Mason University, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches courses in conducting and composition.