About the Instructors/Admin
About Ms. Behm
Ms. Behm is an innovative educator and percussionist based in the Denver-metro area. She performs across the front range and provides clinics to student groups throughout the year, with an educational approach focusing on exploration and holistic learning.
Ms Behm received her Bachelor of Music Education in 2009 from Lawrence University. While there she studied classical and world percussion with Dane Richeson and conducting with Andrew Mast.
Ms. Behm has performed with a variety of ensembles, including the Colorado Wind Ensemble, Mudra Dance Ensemble, Wyoming Symphony, Gamelan Tunas Mekar, and the Lakewood Symphony. She also participated in the International Body Music Festival with Keith Terry in Oakland, CA. Currently Ms. Behm teaches private lessons and beginning band and orchestra in South Denver. She is very excited to return to MVEIM for another year!
Ms. Behm proudly endorses Vic Firth and Beetle Percussion.
About Ms. Camp
Ms. Camp is a Denver native who began her passion for music in the 4th grade. It was the guidance and enthusiasm of her first teachers that makes her so devoted to her current work with elementary school children. Under the early tutelage of Mrs. Riccarda Mooney, a violinist with the Denver Symphony, Ms. Camp's gifts blossomed and led to selection to the Denver City and Colorado State Youth Orchestras. A highlight of her High School years was selection to join America's Youth in Concert which played in major cities throughout Europe.
Ms. Camp continued her music career at Hope College, where she played in the Orchestra and Symphonette and studied under Mihai Craioveanu, who is internationally recognized with multiple performances at Carengie Hall. Since graduating with a teaching degree, Ms. Camp has performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra and the Brioso String Quartet. In addition, she has given private lessons to hundreds of students and adults on violin, viola, cello, and piano. Ms. Camp is also currently an active member of a local praise band.
Ms. Camp is excited to continue instilling a love for music with children in the highlands Ranch area through MVEIM.
About Ms. DeAngeles
Ms. DeAngeles started playing the violin when she was 3 with the Elmhurst College Suzuki Program. Her first teaching opportunity was 1995 in Chicago at the irish Music Foundation. Ms. DeAngeles has a BA in Music Education and K-12 Licensure from Metro State College. Suzuki Certification Courses were completed at Music of the North Shore in Chicago and the University of Denver. Her education included UNC, DePaul, DU, and Metro State College. Ms. DeAngeles has 20 years teaching experience in Cherry Creek Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, Douglas County Public Schools, Denver Christian and Golden Music. As a professional violinist, she performed with Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, PBS/John Tesh Alive album and DVD, and St. Mary's Baroque Orchestra and The Country Music Project with several cd's and dvd's available on iTunes. In addition to her Suzuki home studio, she tours with the Irish Rock Band Potcheen. Ms. DeAngeles has a very supportive husband, three kids and 4 chickens, and enjoys long distance biking, hiking 14ers, yoga, and beautiful Colorado.
About Mr. Dale
Mr. Dale is excited to be the new Orchestra Director at Rock Canyon High School and is thrilled to be a part of the MVEIM program! Prior to coming to Douglas County, Mr. Dale directed the Standley Lake High School Orchestra (JEFFCO School District) and taught beginning string lessons at seven of the elementary schools in the Standley Lake area of Westminster.
About Ms. Davidson-Stanfill
Ms. Davidson-Stanfill is a veteran teacher with an expertise in beginning instrumental instruction. She has been teaching for over 20 years in various combinations of subjects, always including beginning instrumental instruction. Ms. Davidson-Stanfill started this program, originally in the Rock Canyon feeder area eight years ago, in response to District budget cuts and in response to many people requesting that a band and orchestra program continue. Her program grew to include the Castle View and Chaparral feeder areas seven years ago, won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2014, expanded to include the Ponderosa, ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista areas three years ago, and won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2016. She is excited to continue her collaboration with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and to bring a quality program into the Mountain Vista feeder area again this year. Keeping the opportunity to play an instrument available to our kids is her top priority.
About Ms. Petrie
Ms. Petrie is a music teacher and board-certified music therapist in the Denver Metro area. She has taught private music lessons on all instruments to students ages 3 to over 50 and has taught beginning and intermediate band for several years. She has also practiced music therapy with special needs children, nursing home residents, and psychiatric patients. A Connecticut native, Ms. Petrie attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she completed a rigorous dual Bachelor of Music program in Music Education and Music Therapy. While at Berklee, she received numerous talent and academic-based scholarships, and was selected as Berklee's Featured Soloist to perform with several members of Berklee's faculty at the Berklee Performance Center.
Ms. Petrie has had a passion for teaching music and helping others through music for a long time. She believes that it is important to always focus on her students as individuals while keeping in mind their possibilities and limitations. Her unique background as a teacher and therapist allows her to teach objectively with an empathetic and understanding demeanor. She is calm and patient while keeping an upbeat and energetic attitude in the classroom and feels that music should always be fun to learn.
Having moved to Colorado four years ago, Ms. Petrie has thoroughly enjoyed taking advantage of all this beautiful State has to offer. She and her husband, Michael, are proud parents to their young son Bentley, who is already quite the talented musician himself. As a family, with the dog in tow, they love going to the mountains for hiking, camping, fishing, snowshoeing, and snowbarding adventures.
Mr. Stroman is excited to be a part of the MVEIM program! A second generation Colorado native, Mr. Stroman received his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught middle and high school band and orchestra in the Douglas County school district for thirty years.
Stroman is a multiple recipient of the Who’s Who Among American
Teachers award and was a finalist for the 2010 Apple Award for
Excellence In Teaching. When he’s not working with the GREATEST
beginning band and orchestra students in the world and their teachers, he enjoys playing his trumpet,
gardening and traveling with his wife.
About Ms. Wurst
Ms. Wurst is very excited to work with the band students at Heritage Elementary. She received her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and her Orff Certification from Northern Arizona University. Ms. Wurst has taught music, band, and choir for over 30 years at Northeast Elementary in Parker.
When Ms. Wurst is not working with elementary musicians, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and traveling to visit their adult children Ryan, Chris, and his wife Leah.