Camp Levine DC Campus: SE Teacher Bios

DC Campus: SE Teacher Bios

Lincoln Cobbins

Lincoln Cobbins

Site Director

I have over 10 years of experience working in Musical Theater Camps and Five years’ experience as a faculty member of Camp Levine. I am currently a Music Teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. I am certified to teach K–12 General Music. My degrees are in piano performance and music education. I am also certified in Level 1 and Level 2 Orff Schulwerk Pedagogy. 

B.A. St. Louis University B.S. University of Maryland at College Park M.M. Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University Collaborative and solo piano performances throughout MD/DC/VA. Such venues as The Lincoln Theater, Washington DC, The Mansion at Strathmore Hall, North Bethesda and The Lyceum, Virginia. General Music/Chorus Teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. Music Professor, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus and Piano Faculty The Academy of Fine Arts, Gaithersburg Maryland.

Ellison Richardson

Ellison Richardson

Assistant to the Site Director

Hey everyone! My name is Ellison Richardson, a freshman at Howard University majoring in Political Science and Afro-American Studies Chicago, Illinois. With 10 years of musical experience, I hope to bring great things to Camp Levine. I am vehemently enthusiastic to get to know each and every person during my first year with the camp, and to make it enjoyable for everyone! A little more about me: two of my favorite movies are Remember the Titans and Ip Man. Also, I love eating and trying new things!

Nathan Nichipor

Nathan Nichipor

Before Care, Sports & Games

Nathan will be a senior at The Catholic University of America this fall completing his BM in Musical Theatre. He recently interned for Levine Music Theatre for their production of Mary Poppins and is excited to be back sharing his love of the arts with young performers. Some recent credits include: Next to Normal, Children of Eden (Catholic University), and The Wedding Singer (Music Director, CUA’s Centerstage). Nathan was also a music assistant, working with Broadway’s Geoffrey Ko, for a recent Workshop Musical: Radio 930, performed at Catholic. He also writes and produces his own music found on all streaming platforms.

Evelyn Allen

Evelyn Allen

Clarinet

Evelyn Curenton Allen is a clarinetist and teacher that has been teaching for 19 years and is located in Fairfax County Public Schools where she inspires children of all ages. She comes from a long family of musicians and her family is also participating at Levine School as well. She looks forward to working at the Levine Thearc campus and learning all the new students she will encounter.

John Vitullo

John Vitullo

Percussion

John Guido Vitullo is chair of the Levine Percussion Department. He teaches private percussion lessons as well as rock band and group percussion classes. When he’s not teaching, he performs with his Rock n Roll band Twisted Flags and plays in musical theater pit orchestras. Other than music, he enjoys binging TV shows, playing video and tabletop games, and gardening!

 Clayton Allen

Clayton Allen

Violin

As a Lake Braddock Secondary School Orchestra Director, Mr. Allen has demonstrated remarkable leadership, communication, and teaching skills with both his orchestra students and their families. Nearly 450 students have been delighted by Mr. Allen’s approachability, the way he sincerely cares about each and every student, his informative e-mails, his willingness to find time to talk with students and parents, and his esprit de corps in all facets of his work with the Lake Braddock Fine Arts Department and the Lake Braddock community. He conducts the Lake Braddock Pit Orchestra for the Theatre Department’s Spring production and ensures students are ready to perform at Districts and the Solo & Ensemble Festival. He also makes certain students and parents enjoy the annual orchestra trips for both middle and high school. Most importantly, Mr. Allen’s efforts have helped grow the school’s program to ten orchestras strong.

Emily Thaler

Emily Thaler

Arts & Crafts

My name is Emily Thaler and this is my 3rd year working with Levine School of Music. I have taught at the Upton Campus, Katzen Center and the Whittle School. I currently teach for Montgomery County Public Schools and have been an art teacher for 6 years. I have both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. I am originally from northeast Pennsylvania and have lived in the D.C. area for 5 years. I am so excited to start Camp Levine this summer!

Charmaine Crowell

Charmaine Crowell

Drama

Charmaine Crowell, a graduate of San Jose State University in San Jose California, formerly of the African American Drama Company of San Francisco, has performed and directed for many theater companies across the United States. Theater credits include major roles in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, God’s Trombones, A Raisin In The Sun, Home, Death and the Maiden, North Star and the list goes on. Film credits include, Peggy Sue Got Married, Major Payne, Hannibal, Thomas Jefferson, An American Scandal, A worshiper in the PBS mini-series the Abolitionists, the role of Minerva in The Spielberg Lincoln Film, a free slave woman in Killing Lincoln and a laundry servant in the AMC television series Turn. Charmaine was a background player in a pilot episode in The Kevin Durant T.V. Series. She also played several background roles in Ethan Hawke, Showtime series Good Lord Bird. Recently Charmaine played a servant in a short video depicting the end of the Civil War at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Charmaine is a living History Interpreter. Her presentations celebrate the lives of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Sukey, Dolly Madison’s personal servant. She has performed with the Valentine Museum in Richmond Virginia and other museums, theaters, libraries, schools, churches, colleges and universities across the nation.

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