Camp Levine VA Campus: Falls Church Teacher Bios

VA Campus: Falls Church Teacher Bios

Jonathan Hamilton

Jonathan Hamilton

Site Director

Jon Hamilton, an Erie, PA native, graduated from Allegheny College with his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in 2007. He then earned his M.Ed. at Edinboro University, studying Music Education. Jon has performed as pianist and vocalist with many organizations including: The Alexandria Singers, The Erie Philharmonic Choir, The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, Sudden M-Pac Band, and even his own group 3rio. His performance venues have included: the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, the US Capitol Building, Carnegie Hall, Bethesda Jazz & Supper Club, Blues Alley, The Birchmere, The Kennedy Center, the Shakespearean Theater Company, and other venues in the Erie & DC Metropolitan Areas. In 2012 Jon competed with the Young People’s Chorus of Erie in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, for which they won two gold and one silver medal. Jon currently serves as a Music Teacher for a Title 1 School of Fairfax County Public Schools. He also works part time as an independent private vocal and piano instructor to adult students, collegiate students, and secondary school students. He loves his role as a teacher, team leader, and mentor. His dedication to himself and his purpose has given him stronger grounding in life. Such full hearted living provides many opportunities for enriching relationships as well as experiences. This element makes him a great asset to any setting he is in. Whether in the schools or the supermarket, Jon is bound to make positive imprints on those around him. “In all these places I have served, the primary motivation has been the relationships held within these environments. I highly value a community atmosphere that people love being a part of. A place that everyone is happy come to”

Sarah Russell-Hunter

Sarah Russell-Hunter

Assistant to the Site Director

Sarah Russell-Hunter is a rising senior Music and Health Sciences Major at The College of William & Mary. She studied violin under Hyunji Lee at Levine Music and is incredibly excited for her 8th year with Camp Levine (first as a camper and now a staff member)!

Victoria Chung

Victoria Chung

Pre/K

Victoria Chung is a graduate of George Mason University with a BM in performance and minor in music pedagogy, studying under June Huang. She is dedicated and passionate about music, violin, and teaching. Music has always been a part of her life, and she wishes to spread the joy that it is has brought her to others. Ms. Chung is an active performer and private teacher in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She has taught violin and viola since 2018 with beginner to advanced students ranging in age from 3 to 67, and currently teaches violin and viola at Mason Community Arts Academy and International School of Music. She has been trained in all Suzuki Method levels and teaching in a group setting. Mrs. Chung uses solo repertoire outside of the Suzuki Method, along with scale and etude studies such as Wolfhart, Mazas, Donte, Kreutzer, Rode, etc. Mrs. Chung has been trained extensively in music pedagogy courses during her time at George Mason University. She is passionate about training the next generation of musicians, children, and music educators and wants to empower all her students to achieve and make a difference.

Mary Crumrine

Mary Crumrine

Pre/K

This is Mary Crumrine’s 6th summer teaching at Camp Levine. During the school year she is an elementary general music teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. She holds a Master of Music in Music Education from Temple University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. Mary is a flutist with the Columbia Flute Choir and also enjoys singing and playing piano and ukulele. In her free time she loves to hike, container garden, and spend time with family.

Jonathan Andert

Jonathan Andert

Music + & Vocal/Choral

I have been teaching children music for sixteen years. Currently in my thirteenth year at Terraset Elementary School in Reston, VA (Fairfax County Public Schools), I teach general music (K – 6th grade) and direct the school chorus (5th & 6th grade). I received my Master of Music Degree in Music Education from George Mason University, following the Elementary/Orff-Schulwerk Track. I have received my Orff-Schulwerk Certification, completing Levels 1, 2, and 3, the Orff Masterclass and several Orff Supplemental courses. I have also taught early childhood music classes, middle school band, beginning guitar class and private trumpet lessons. I am excited to be returning for my third year at Camp Levine at the Virginia Campus!

Julian Borris

Julian Borris

Drama

Julian Borris is a diversely trained actor with a Bachelor’s Degree from Wesley College, an Associates of Occupational Studies from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and currently pursuing his MFA in Performance Arts at The University of Georgia where he teaches Acting as a Graduate Assistant. As a teacher and coach, he is driven to Integrate lessons based on developing and catering to all learning styles In the collaborative and individual theatrical space.

Web Grant

Web Grant

Percussion

Web Grant is a classically trained percussionist, jazz being his favorite venue. He performed with Charlie Byrd, Marc Copland, Clint Holmes, the United States Army Blues, and the Richmond Symphony. This is Web’s 18th year at Levine Summer Camp. He truly enjoys sharing his love of percussion with the campers!

Paul Bratcher

Paul Bratcher

Sports & Games

A native of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul began playing piano at age 11. He developed a love for jazz while playing in the jazz band at Bishop McDevitt High School. After high school Paul continued his education at Messiah College where he achieved a B.S. in Music Education. During his time there he had opportunities to study and play with Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth and Cyrus Chestnut. He went on to pursue an M.M. in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, where he studied under Reggie Thomas. During his time there he played with such masters as Rodney Whitaker, Jeff Tain Watts, Etienne Charles, Randy Guilespie, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease, Wes ‘Warm Daddy’ Anderson and Branford Marsalis.

Doug Rogers

Doug Rogers

Guitar

Douglas Rogers is on the guitar faculty of Levine Music in Washington, DC, and holds a Masters of Music in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy along with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Julian Gray, Ray Chester, and Tim Olbryk. Douglas has participated in Manuel Barrueco and Carlo Domeniconi masterclasses. Outside of music he enjoys walking and playing with his dog “Ninja,” a long haired chihuahua.

Maddi Williams

Maddi Williams

Art. Dance.

Hi! I’m Maddi Williams I’ll be the arts and crafts teacher and dance teacher for session 1. During the school year I teach 3rd grade in Fairfax County. I’ve been dancing and teaching dance since I was a kid myself and have taught arts and crafts over the summers in the past this will be my first year at Camp Levine and I cannot wait to meet everyone!

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