The SONUS Quartet, student saxophonists Elijah Breda, Jacob Hernandez, Joseph Treviño, and Peyton Grover, performed in a master class for the Attacca String Quartet.
Peyton Grover was hired by the Austin Theater Company to perform the Reed 1 book for Anything Goes.
Todd Oxford performed recently as soloist in a Benefit Concert supporting the Regina Mater School in Austin. He also performed with pianist Alena Gorina on the January 30 Stars At Night Faculty Artists Showcase in the Texas State Performing Arts Center.
Texas State University featured Dr. Oxford in the “Be a Bobcat: Texas State Stories” video series. A feature story and Interview profiled him in the University Star.
Omar Diaz has been named Teacher of the Year at DeZavala Elementary School in San Marcos. This is his fourth year there, teaching kindergarten through 5th-grade music. He also leads a choir of 70 fourth and fifth graders, a drum club and a guitar club . . . and Omar also plays salsa music at night!
Alumna Kelsee Wuebben has won the First Year Educator title at Jim G. Martin Elementary School in San Antonio. She teaches choir and has started a ukulele club with the New Teacher Grant she won. Her title will now put her up for the district title this spring.
Both Caroline Beatty and Lynn Brinckmeyer went to Tampa this month to conduct all-state band and choirs at the Florida Music Education Association Conference.