Show Choir Camp Faculty

Matt Brennan is originally from Prairie du Sac, WI where he began his studies on voice performance.   A 2005 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, Matthew is forever thankful for the wonderful music educators that helped shape his path.  Matt’s studies continued after high school at Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a focus on Music Education and Vocal Performance.  After finishing his degree in Iowa, Matt returned to Wisconsin to become the Choral Music Director at Sauk Prairie Middle School.   After three years working at the middle school level, Matt transitioned to Sauk Prairie High School where he runs daily choral activities, an annual musical, madrigal dinner, two competitive show choirs, and two a’capella ensembles.  He is grateful to be in such an art rich community and is excited about his future as the continuing Director of Choirs at Sauk Prairie High School.

Jennifer Gulsvig Dunn is a 2002 graduate of Luther College, in Decorah, IA and received her masters from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2008. She has been a vocal music teacher for the past 18 years. She taught in Waconia, MN at Clearwater Middle School for 3 years, Tomah High School for 1 year, and at Lincoln/ SOTA II/Coulee Montessori Middle School in La Crosse, WI for 10 years. Jennifer spent the last three years as a free-lance choreographer, clinician, and adjudicator and loved doing clinic work with various middle and high school choirs and show choirs across the midwest. She is very excited to be back in the classroom this year at Sauk Prairie Middle School, in Sauk City, WI. Jennifer will continue to choreograph for a few schools this fall as well as be a guest clinician and adjudicator whenever possible. She is one of two directors for the middle-level honor choir in Northern Wisconsin, and is the head director at the Shell Lake Show choir camp. During the summer Jennifer is on staff at Showchoir Camps of America.

Tamara Smith attended UW-Eau Claire and received her Bachelor's of Music Education degree. After teaching in northwestern Wisconsin, she moved to Denver, Colorado and served as Minister of Music, taught private lessons, and enjoyed administrative work. In 2004, she moved back to her native Shell Lake with her husband and two daughters and has been very active as a free-lance musician. Tamara has worked as an accompanist for the Shell Lake Arts Center's Show Choir Camps since 1978.