DUNSEITH - The Board of Directors of the International Music Camp has announced the appointment of new leadership.
Christine and Tim Baumann, longtime IMC staff members, were selected to "team lead" the summer arts program.
Christine, a native of Mesquite, Texas, and Mankato, Minn., has a strong background in string instruction with five years of classroom experience and a broad resume of community symphony, youth symphony and arts education involvement. She has been involved with the camp since 2005, when she began serving in a variety of administrative staff positions.
Both Christine and Tim leave music positions at the International Christian School of Hong Kong to begin their role as directors.
Tim comes to IMC after five years of classroom instruction at all levels of music education with an emphasis in high school band. A native of western Wisconsin, his association with the camp began in 2005 when he served as a dean of boys. It was at IMC, where he met his wife, Christine, that the two developed a strong affection for IMC as well as a keen interest in other administrative endeavors.
The "Baumann Team" is excited about directorship in this new administrative format. They hope to use their strengths to continue the strong IMC tradition of excellent instruction in the fine arts and will work to keep IMC a valuable arts center for the youth of North America and the world.
Located at the International Peace Garden on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, the camp is one of the largest and most well-known summer arts programs in the world. Soon to begin its 58th summer season, student musicians and artists have attended from 74 nations including every state and province in North America.
The 58th season of the International Music Camp opens in early June. More information and online registration is available at (www.internationalmusiccamp.com).