Faculty Bios

The Lake Winni Overnight Music Camp has some of the best faculty in the nation for Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Vocals, and Strings. But what makes our teachers so great is that they are all teachers and professional musicians. We know what it is like to have to work together and have fun doing it!

Noelle Beaudin - Executive Director, Orchestras & Chamber Groups, Celtic Music

For many years Noelle Beaudin worked as an independent composer in Boston, Massachusetts and taught piano and music theory in the greater Boston area. She attended the Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in composition and piano performance and is a member of the National Piano Guild and MTNA. Over the last fifteen years, she has worked for various start-up companies as marketing director and nonprofit companies as executive director. She has Kodaly and Orff certification and uses these teaching methods for the basis of all her program concepts. She currently teaches piano and composition from her studio in Center Sandwich, is the music and choir director for the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, and Music Teacher at the Sandwich Children's Center. She also regularly performs in the New England area as a soloist or accompanist. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the New Hampshire Independent School of Music and coaches the NHISOM Chamber Ensembles.

Tim Gilmore - Drums & Percussion Ensembles

A member of Brownstone Recording Artists, the Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet and CCMS Musicians of Wall Street, Mr. Gilmore has performed with the Cape Ann Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, the Paul Madore Chorale and Boston Percussion Ensemble. He has also performed with Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Fred Hersch, Tower of Power, Tiger Okoshi and Warren Vache. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude in elementary/music education from Salem State College and pursued further study in composition and jazz performance at Berklee College of Music.

William Gunn - Voice & Choral Ensembles

William Gunn is the director of music at Plymouth Regional HIgh School where he conducts the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. He is also the music director of the Pemigewasset Choral Society in Plymouth, NH. Mr. Gunn received his bachelor of music in music education from Ithaca College and his masters of music in conducting from Colorado State University. Mr. Gunn has studied conducting with Wes Kenney, Dwight Bigler, Steve Peterson, and Eric Hammer.

Mr. Gunn's choirs have consistently received high ratings at local and regional festivals. In 2014, the PRHS Chamber Singers were chosen to be the featured choir at the All New England Choral Festival. In 2016, the PRHS Concert Choir premiered a new work in collaboration with the ALS Association of New England and raised over two thousand dollars for ALS research. The new composition included text by a local author and community member who lost the battle to ALS in 2015. Mr. Gunn is excited to collaborate on a new composition in 2017 with Plymouth State University's composition professor, Dr. Jonathan Santore.

Mr. Gunn regularly performs with the New Hampshire Master Chorale and has toured with the Manchester Choral Society, New Hampshire Friendship Chorus, and Pemi Choral Society. Mr. Gunn is also the Treble Choir manager for the New Hampshire All State Festival and is President-Elect of the Lakes Region Music Festival.

Matt Langley - Saxophone group, Clarinet Choir, Jazz ensembles, Improvisation

Matt Langley is a saxophonist, and has studied with Lou Marini of Saturday Night Live, David Baker, Ted Dunbar, and Stan Strickland. Since 1988 he has been a member of the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet (CKQ), recording three CDs, touring the United States, and performing in jazz festivals from the Boston Globe Festival to the Rutabega Jazz Jam. CKQ's fourth CD, Dancing on My Bedpost, made the top-10 lists of many jazz critics in 1999. Langley has recorded with Ron Carter, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Roswell Rudd, and others.

Jeremy Morse - Guitar, Gypsy Jazz, Folk & Guitar Orchestra

Jeremy is a music technology graduate of Plymouth State University. Originally from Pittsfield, New Hampshire, Jeremy picked up the guitar at an early age. Inspired by the Beatles and Neil Young, eventually Jeremy expanded his playing into blue and roots music, Afro-Cuban and other Latin styles, and jazz. Throughout his teens Jeremy studied with Joe Gattuso at Strings and Things music in Concord, David Tonkin at Concord Community Music School, and later David Rodenburg at NHTI. Jeremy currently studies with Jim Alba at Plymouth State University. Jeremy currently performs with the Lakes Region Big Band as well as various jazz and blues projects on the side.

Tom Robinson - Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Piano, Jazz Ensembles & Improvisation, Saxophone

Tom is adjunct instructor of jazz piano at Plymouth State University. He also teaches jazz piano, saxohpone and directs the jazz band for St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. He is a member of the CCMS Musicians of Wall Street, and the PSU faculty jazz quartet. He has a busy performance schedule as a soloist, sideman, and as part of a trio with drummer Tim Gilmore, and bassist John Hunter. The trio's recording Skylight features original music. Tom received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Don Williams - Bass, Rock Band & Blues Band

An accomplished conductor and musician, Don Williams is Head of the Bass Performance Studies Department at Plymouth University. Additionally, he conducts the Plymouth Concert Band and is a very busy musician in the New England area.


Counselors

Caleb Jaster - Head Counselor, Piano Instructor & Accompanist
Caleb JasterCaleb Jaster is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College with B.A in Music. Jaster was a student of Noelle's since he first attended the Lake Winni Music Day Camp in 5th grade. From there, he became a regular member of NHISOM's Youth Chamber Ensemble and the Sant Bani School High School Jazz Band.

As a freshman in college, he was a featured soloist with the Sarah Lawrence String Orchestra, playing Bloch's Concerto Grosso. Spending his Junior year abroad in Florence, Italy he has found his passion in music history, but comes back home to New Hampton for the summers to be Head Counselor at the Lake Winni Music Camp and play piano for the Union Church on Meredith Neck Road.

 

 

 

Alex Bartholomew, Composition, Voice, French Horn, Saxophone
Alex BAlex is a rising sophomore at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York studying music and physics. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire and is returning for his second year as a teacher and counselor at the Lake Winni Music Camp, although he also attended as a camper for many years before.

Alex has studied saxophone for ten years, French horn for five, and voice for four, and has been involved for many years with orchestral, band, and choral ensembles at school and in the community, both as a performer and a conductor. He has been composing, arranging, and studying music theory since middle school and is the author of several works across genres, including a piano quartet that earned him recognition at the 2015 NAfME Eastern Division Conference.

 

 

 

Sarah Burridge, Trumpet, Guitar
SarahSarah is currently a senior at Saint Michael's College, with a double major in anthropology and biology. After college, she hopes to become an archaeologist or a biological anthropologist. She has been playing the trumpet for over seven years. She has performed with the Upper Valley Community Band as well as the Saint Michael's College Concert Band and high school bands. She has been going to Lake Winni Overnight Music Camp for about eight years, the first year was for guitar and vocals. Sarah has been a counselor for two years.

 

 

 

 

Teresa Dancewicz Helmers, Piano & Accompanist
TeresaTeresa Dancewicz Helmers is currently a student studying music at Clark University. She has studied classical piano with Noelle Beaudin since she was eleven and began attending Lake Winni Music camp when she was twelve. After years of studying, she began teaching her own piano students at Clark University this past year. This summer she will continue to teach a few students in New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

Monica Hardesty, Violin, Viola, Chamber groups
MonicaMonica is a violinist from Franklin, Massachusetts who just completed her freshman year at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She majors in Violin and Viola Performance. As she continues with her studies, she plans to add a concentration in music theory and composition as well as a minor in secondary education. Monica studied under Don Krishnaswami for 10 years and Ken Aiso for 1 year. She has been playing violin for 11 years and viola since the start of 2016. Monica also has experience with cello. She spends time teaching beginning and intermediate violin lessons and beginner cello lessons to students as young as 6 years old as well as participating in the LMU chamber orchestra and string ensembles. Monica has been going to Camp Winni continuously for the past 6 years and plans on continuing as long as Noelle will let her.

 

 

 

Dalton Puffer, Drums
DaltonDalton Puffer from Plymouth, New Hampshire is an upcoming student at Plymouth State Univeristy for Communications. He has attended the NHISOM camp now for over 6 years now playing the drums since the age of 12 and guitar since 10.

Being a major outdoors enthusiast and recreationalist he strives for bringing out the passion and emotion in music while making sure others around him capture those feelings as well. To him music is a therapy, and therapy can be found in many ways. He plans to stay with NHISOM for years to come teaching kids to open there minds to music, advance or novice, and flourish in there field of practice!

 

 

 

Jared Wortis Bozza, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Drums
Jared started playing the guitar at age 10, and played throughout middle and high school with friends and school bands. He first attended camp when he was 12 years old, and has been there every year (except one) since then. She recently finished his sophomore year at Lewis & Clark College, studying guitar performance and music education. Jared runs the alternative, punk, and fusion-rock combos.

 

 

 

Emily Zajak, Violin
EmilyEmily is a violinist from Franklin, Massachusetts. She has just completed her senior year of high school, and will be attending the University of Northern Colorado in the fall to study Earth Sciences and Geology. Emily spent the last month of her senior year in Florida helping to lead fossil dig tours, where she gained experience in directing and working with large groups of children and adults. Although she does not plan to go into music, it has always played a huge role in her life. Emily has played violin for eight years, and has minimal experience with guitar. For the past four years, she has volunteered at the string school in her town; an after school program where younger students go to learn their instruments. In her spare time Emily goes on hikes with her friends and dog, hunts for fossils, and spends plenty of time at the beach. She has been going to Camp Winni for four years and hopes for many more.

 

 

 

Interns for Summer 2017

Christian Stewart, Evan Peck, and Sarah Monahan.

Geneva Point Center

The camp is held at Geneva Point Center. A beautiful 200-acre private campground on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Map of the Campground

Our classes are held in The Chapel Building, The Barn, Pine Haven, and Siftar Cottage. Dining is at the Inn. There is a camp store for snacks and other items. Our campsite is Geneva Woods Cabins, and the Geneva Woods Program Lodges are where night-time activities occur.

Camp Forms

This area of the website is for all the Health forms and other information forms related with the camp.

Check-in
Check-out

Check-in is between 3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday at Geneva Point Center in the Chapel Building.

Check-out is directly after the Saturday morning concert which ends around 2:30pm.