2020 Summer Camps
at Red Bridge Studios
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Dimitri Fantini studied percussion, piano, and music theory at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware. After graduating Dimitri focused on studio recording, engineering, and composition, perfecting his craft both on and off the drum kit.
Today, Dimitri can be found performing and recording in a wide variety of situations, all drawing on his lifetime of musical experience. You can find him in pop and R&B settings playing festivals and touring with Sarah Paige, Lauren Ruth Ward, and Liz Vice, in fusion and improvisational settings with his own duo Smile and Wave, and producing and collaborating on music with a wide variety of artists at Red Bridge Studios.
Bob Novak has performed in the United States and Europe as a solo percussionist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. He is an accompanist and composer for the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performing Studies. Shortly after receiving his Master of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he traveled to Ghana to explore the complex poly-rhythms and structures of various drumming styles inherent to West Africa. Bob has studied with master percussionists Glen Velez, Jonathan Haas, and William Moersch. He has played percussion with a number of orchestras including the Baltimore Opera Company, Richmond Symphony, Maryland Symphony and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. He taught at Morgan State University and has presented master classes and workshops in the Baltimore and Washington DC area.
Sarah Casey began playing flute when she was just seven years old, coming home and declaring she wanted to play piccolo. After some negotiation with her parents, she began flute lessons. Until she went to college, she studied with members of the President’s Own US Marine Band including; Beth Plunk, Dawn Kulak, Sharon Winton, and Ellen Dooley.
Sarah found her true passion for performing while at James Madison University with Dr. Beth Chandler, and Ohio University studying with Alison Brown Sincoff. While in school, Sarah enjoyed performing in Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, and New Music Ensemble.
Sarah can be heard on albums such as The Ohio University Wind Symphony’s album, Color + Light where she can be heard as principal flute, and alto flute soloist on Michael Daugherty’s Winter Dreams, and on Words That Sing in the Night, an album featuring William B. Yeats’ poetry in traditional Irish settings. She can also be heard on episode 20 of The Music Educator Podcast talking with Greg Childress about "Establishing Yourself After Graduation".
Sarah holds an active flute studio with approximately 30 students coming from Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Prince George’s counties. Her students have been selected to play in Baltimore Symphony Side-By-Side Orchestra, All-County band and orchestra, and Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra; and her students regularly receive superior ratings in county and state Solo & Ensemble.
When she doesn’t have the flute in her hands, Sarah works as marketing manager and box office manager for The Columbia Orchestra, a community orchestra based in Columbia, MD.