Private Lessons

The optional private lesson program at Rogers Middle School is an integral part of the individual progress and achievement of each student. Each lesson offers your child a unique experience that he or she cannot receive during a regular classroom setting. Private lessons are held either before school, during the student’s band class, or after school based on the student’s availability and private teacher’s schedule.  Each in-class lesson is half the school period or 22 minutes in length, of which your student will have 100% of the instructor’s attention. The Prosper ISD implemented cost for each lesson is $20 for a 22 minute lesson.  Each lesson consists of a weekly one-on-one instructional period with an instrumental specialist who will develop an individualized plan for each student based on ability, progress and desire. Each private lesson teacher has been selected by the directors and have gone through background checks with the district.

Private lessons are highly encouraged for all students regardless of their age and ability level. The most successful student musicians come from strong private lesson programs and tend to progress at a faster rate. The directors believe strongly in the private lesson program and believe that it is a worthwhile endeavor for each student to explore.

We have a limited amount of financial aid for students throughout the school year. Parents will need to reapply each year to request consideration for private lesson financial aid, even if the student received financial aid from the previous year. We do this to help keep our records up to date and to ensure the need still remains. The application is available on the band website at www.rogersband.com/financial-aid-for-private-lessons. All completed applications should be sent directly to Mr. Holt. If you have any questions about private lessons, please contact any of the directors.

Private Lesson Staff

Dr. Hannah Leffler - Flute
Dr. Hannah Leffler - Flute(319) 290-2789
Oklahoma City University
Bachelor of Music – Flute Performance

University of Northern Iowa
Master of Music – Flute Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts – Flute Performance

Stephanie Kalina - Flute
Stephanie Kalina - Flute(817) 880-4205
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Music – Flute Performance

University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Music – Flute Performance

Charles Gibb - Flute
Charles Gibb - Flute(651) 399-0003
St. Olaf College
Bachelor of Music – Flute Performance
Bachelor of Arts – Spanish

Bowling Green State University
Master of Music – Flute Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress)

Dr. Hannah Leffler has held faculty positions at Luther College, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Northeast Iowa School of Music. She performs frequently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, serves on the faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy, and was a Teaching Fellow and DMA recipient at the University of North Texas, where she studied with Terri Sundberg and James Scott. In 2015, she became a Miyazawa Emerging Artist. Ms. Leffler holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa (MM), where she studied with Angeleita Floyd, and Oklahoma City University (BM), where she was a student of Parthena Owens. Additional teachers include Elizabeth McNutt, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, and Kristin Grant. In 2012, Ms. Leffler was named the winner of the prestigious NFA Orchestra Audition Competition. She has been a prizewinner in the Myrna Brown Artist Competition, the Couer d’Alene and Atlanta Young Artist competitions, the Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate competition, and numerous others. She is one of the founding members of the electroacoustic duo WoodWired with bass clarinetist Cheyenne Cruz.
Stephanie Kalina received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where she served as Principle of the UTA Wind Symphony and Orchestra. She was the 2nd place winner of the Susan E. Lichtenwalter Memorial scholarship and has been an outstanding performance award winner at the Texas Flute Society and TCU flute festivals. Stephanie has recently accepted an Adjunct teaching position at the University of Texas at Arlington in addition to teaching private lessons in North Richland Hills, Arlington, Mansfield and Prosper. She has had notable performances at the National Flute Association Convention, Texas Music Educators Association, and the College Band Directors National Association conference in Boulder, Colorado.
Chappy (Charles) Gibb is a first year Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of North Texas, and is currently studying with Terri Sundberg. Gibb began his musical studies playing piano at age five and started studying flute at age ten. He received his Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and received his Master of Music from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he had an assistantship to teach private lessons, coach chamber groups, and was instructor of the Flute Techniques course for music education majors. His previous teachers include Marcia Metzger, previously of the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Dr. Catherine Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Flute at St. Olaf College, and Dr. Conor Nelson, Associate Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University.

In addition to solo and group performances in Minnesota with the St. Olaf Band and St. Olaf Orchestra, Gibb has performed as a soloist on tours through the Midwest and Europe, notably at the Darius Milhaud Conservatoire in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Italy. He has also performed as a soloist with the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony. He is now studying, teaching, and performing in Texas, including performing and recording with the North Texas Wind Symphony.

Ashley Rollins - Oboe
Ashley Rollins - Oboewww.arollinsoboe.weebly.com
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music – Oboe Performance

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Oboe Performance

Dr. Jorge Cruz Jr. - Bassoon
Dr. Jorge Cruz Jr. - Bassoonwww.MaderaWindQuintet.com
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Music – Bassoon Performance

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Bassoon Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts – Bassoon Performance

Catherine Conlin - Clarinet
Catherine Conlin - Clarinet(440) 667-0134
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Music – Clarinet Performance

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Clarinet Performance

Ashley Rollins earned her bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Michigan and her master’s from the University of North Texas, where she also served as the oboe studio’s graduate teaching assistant and was a featured English horn soloist on CD’s put out by the acclaimed University of North Texas Wind Symphony. She currently freelances and performs with local symphonies like the Richardson Symphony and the Allen Symphony, teaches with summer music camps including Bocal Majority, and teaches private lessons in Frisco and Prosper. Her private lesson students have been highly successful at region and area, and have earned top division ratings at state-level solo and ensemble competitions. Recordings of her playing can be found at arollinsoboe.weebly.com
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, bassoonist Jorge Cruz holds a Bachelor of Music from San Jose State University and a Master of Music from the University of North Texas.  He is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of North Texas. He has studied with Kathleen Reynolds, Keith Collins, Jerry Dagg, and Cyrle Perry. Jorge plays in the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and Baroque Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the Sherman Symphony.

Jorge has been an enlisted member of the Air National Guard for nine years serving as a musician and had the distinct honor of deploying overseas in the summer of 2011. He is currently a member of the 531st Air National Guard Band of the Gulf Coast. Prior to his move to Texas, Jorge served as adjunct faculty at Chabot Community College. He currently teaches privately in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

Catherine Conlin is an active performer and educator in the North Texas area. She recently received her Masters in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas, where she was a member of the Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. While at UNT, Catherine studied clarinet with Dr. Kimberly Cole Luevano, and wind conducting with Dennis Fisher and Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Catherine received her Bachelors from Cleveland State University, where she studied with long-time Cleveland Orchestra clarinetist, Theodore Johnson. While living in Cleveland, she spent many years as an orchestral player, holding principal positions in the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she also held the Eb clarinet position. She has been featured as a soloist in the Cleveland State University Symphony, under the direction of Victor Liva, and with the Cleveland State Clarinet Choir, under the direction of Theodore Johnson. She was also an active chamber musician and performed regularly with her woodwind quintet, All-Star Winds. Recently, she was a finalist in the International Clarinet Association’s Orchestral Audition competition and a woodwind finalist in UNT’s prestigious concerto competition. She can also be heard on many UNT Wind Symphony recordings. She currently teaches clarinet and saxophone in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Prosper ISD.
Sam Day - Clarinet
Sam Day - Clarinet(417) 839-7446
Missouri State University
Bachelor of Music Education

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Clarinet Performance

Jose Barrientos - Saxophone
Jose Barrientos - Saxophone(319) 855-8104
Stephen F. Austin State University
Bachelor of Music Education

University of Iowa
Master of Music – Saxophone Performance

Michael Attaway - Trumpet
Michael Attaway - Trumpet(214) 514-6076
Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music – Trumpet Performance

The Cleveland Institute of Music
Master of Music – Trumpet Performance

Samuel Day is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas, where he received his Master of Music in clarinet performance. In his time at North Texas, Samuel has performed and recorded with the world-renowned Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, as well as the Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist, Samuel has competed on the international stage as a semi-finalist for the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in 2017, and will again compete in Ostend, Belgium in 2018. He was a finalist for the concerto competition at the University of North Texas in 2017. In 2015, he was the winner of the Missouri State University concerto competition, where he performed Oscar Navarro’sClarinet Concerto II. That same year, he was invited to be a featured soloist for the Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, where he performed Bennu’s Fire.

Samuel’s passion for music-making, combined with his fervor for teaching, make him a sought-after clinician. He has given clinics and masterclasses across southwest Missouri, Oklahoma, north Texas, and southeast Texas.

Samuel earned his Bachelor of Music Education at Missouri State University. He graduated with his Master of Music in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas. He can be heard on Julie Giroux’s CD, Shine, as well as the 2019 release of Wind Symphony’s newest CD. His primary teachers include Allison Storochuk and Kimberly Cole Luevano.

A native from Texas, José Barrientos is a saxophonist and educator. José Barrientos has a master’s degree in saxophone performance from the University of Iowa, where he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Tse. Prior to moving to the midwest, he completed his undergraduate studies in music education at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, TX. At SFA, he was a student of Dr. Nathan Nabb and was a finalist in the Concerto/Aria Competition in 2012.

As an active classical saxophonist, José Barrientos has performed throughout the United States, Asia, and Southeastern Europe. In the summer of 2013, José Barrientos was selected to perform Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a guest artist with the prestigious American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Youth Orchestra under the baton of, internationally-known conductor and teacher, Jeffery Grogan in Houston, TX where Mr. Grogan described José Barrientos’s interpretation of Pictures as “memorable”. Having garnered several achievements, José Barrientos was awarded first place winner in the 2015 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 3 Conference Solo Saxophone Competition held at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, which led to an invitation back to Drake University to present a Guest Artist Recital in Sheslow Auditorium in Fall of 2015. During his time at Iowa, José Barrientos was a two-time national finalist at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artists Competition in San Antonio, TX (2016) and Baltimore, Maryland (2017). In 2017, José Barrientos also performed as a national finalist with the ICON Saxophone Quartet in the MTNA Chamber Music Wind Competition. The summer of 2016 José Barrientos had the honor to perform with the Iowa Saxophonists’ Workshop (ISW) and the ICON Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Tse, in their Asia tour in Hong Kong and Chengdu, China. During this 10-day tour, the ensemble performed at the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium (HKISS), where they also had the opportunity to work with Jean-Michel Goury (National Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, France), Philippe Geiss (University of Strasbourg, France), and David Nabb (University of Nebraska at Kearney). In Chengdu, China, ISW also performed at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. 

In the summer of 2017 José Barrientos and Reese Burgan (Professor of Saxophone at Lone Star College – Montgomery) formed the Ikigaioto Duo. The name ‘Ikigaito’ is a reference to the Japanese concept of “Ikigai’ which roughly means “a reason for being.” The philosophy idealizes balance in one’s life – Vocation, Passion, Profession, and Mission. After performing and teaching throughout the Houston, TX area in the spring of 2018, Ikigaioto Duo was the opening woodwind duo performance for the inaugural International Woodwind Duo Symposium (IWDS) at Sam Houston State University. At the IWDS, Ikigaioto Duo took 2nd place at the IWDS Young Artist Division competition performing at the closing Winners Concert. 

Through many collaborations with composers and enthusiastic musicians, José Barrientos has worked immensely with the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) at the University of Iowa to promote new music and collaborations. SCI hosts The SCI 24 + 24 Hour Concert Project, “a project where the goal of the event is to foster strong bonds and collaborative relationships between performers and composers at the school of music. The event begins by randomly assigning composers to a volunteer musician or small ensemble from the school of music. These composers then have twenty-four hours to compose an original work for their assigned performer or ensemble. Once the performers receive the new work, they have up to twenty-four hours to learn, practice, and rehearse the piece until they perform it at a concert.” 

Each year the composers have raised the bar by developing the concert to include not only solo works, but also collaborations with small ensembles, dancers, and even the Laptop Orchestra of the University of Iowa (LOUi). Through SCI, José Barrientos has premiered works by Carlos Toro Tobon and Alexandros Spyrou. Works premiered are Carlos Toro Tobon’s U26 (2015) for unaccompanied alto saxophone and Expanded Shapes(2016) for alto saxophone, viola, and prepared piano, and Alexandros Spyrou’s Untitled IV for soprano and alto saxophone. José Barrientos has also performed these works in various performance venues throughout Iowa City, IA and performed Expanded Shapes at The 2016 Midwest Composers Symposium. The Midwest Composers Symposium takes place every year at the home of one if its four member institutions (Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Iowa, and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music).

As an educator, José Barrientos has taught private lessons and has given masterclasses to students of various age groups throughout Texas. His students have also received superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble Competitions and at the All-State level. In addition to private teaching, José Barrientos has worked several band camps such as the SFA Summer Band Camps and The Young Saxophonist’s Institute (YSI) in North Houston and Ft Worth, TX where he was able to coach saxophone quartets and large ensembles. José Barrientos currently holds a private saxophone studio consisting over 80 students in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and is also Director of the Texas Youth Saxophone Ensemble. José Barrientos plans to continue his studies at the doctoral level in the near future.

Michael Attaway, a native of the Dallas area, started his trumpet studies at the age of eleven. Since then, he has performed with some of the world’s finest musicians including Doc Severinson, members of The Juilliard School faculty, Leonard Slatkin, David Zinman, Jahja Ling, and many others. Michael currently mentors sixty trumpet students in the Aledo and Prosper High School areas and regularly places students in the TMEA 5A and 6A High School All Region and All State ensembles. He is a member of Center Stage Brass, a touring brass ensemble that specializes in performing recitals and educational outreach to the community (centerstagebrass.com). In addition to trumpet teaching and performing, Michael is an adjunct faculty member at the Northeast campus of Tarrant County College where he teaches courses in music fundamentals and history.
Michael completed his undergraduate studies, graduating summa cum laude, in May 2004 from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, where he studied under James Darling and Jack Sutte of the Cleveland Orchestra. Afterwards, he completed his graduate studies, receiving a Master of Music in trumpet performance, at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. During his summers, he could be seen at the Aspen Music School studying with Juilliard Faculty and performing with some of the world’s top talent. He has performed with professional groups across the country such as the National Repertory Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, and the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
Michael is an active member with the International Trumpet Guild.
Amanda Bateman - Trumpet
Amanda Bateman - Trumpet
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music Education

University of North Texas
Masters in Music – Trumpet Performance (in progress)

Lisa Hummel - French Horn
Lisa Hummel - French Horn(682)304-1530
Ashland University
Bachelor of Music Education

University of Akron
Masters in Music – Horn Performance

Tony Bianchetta - Trombone
Tony Bianchetta - Trombone(940) 300-0071
Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts – Trombone Performance

University of North Texas
Master of Musical Arts – Trombone Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts(ABD) – Trombone Performance

Amanda is currently a freelance trumpet player and teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex while working on her second degree in Music Performance and Education from the University of North Texas. There, she competed in the National Trumpet Competition and studied with Allen Vizzutti, John Holt, Jason Bergman, Phil Smith, and Tanya Darby. She teaches privately for middle and high schools in Frisco, Prosper, Gunter, Lewisville, and Keller. She has toured for seven years performing with the Blue Devils and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, including in Malaysia, Guatemala, and across Europe, and most recently in the cast of “Blast!” for 2 years in Japan. 
Lisa Hummel is the owner and primary teacher of The Hummel Studio.  Her husband, Clifton, assists with recitals on bass guitar, administratively, and numerous other ways behind the scenes. Their two sons, Audric (4) and Elias (2) also enjoy helping out with the studio whenever possible, usually in the form of audience entertainment at recitals and helping to ease students’ performance anxieties with their cuteness. The Hummel Studio is also known for coordinating fun, unique, engaging recitals with audience participation while encouraging students to grow and excel as musicians.The Hummels enjoy sharing their love of music and encouraging others through its many benefits.

Lisa has more than 10 years of teaching experience both full-time and part-time in public and private school settings, including strings and general music. She has taught beginning to advanced French Horn (primary instrument) and trumpet as well as beginner to intermediate piano, guitar, mandolin, violin, flute, clarinet, and percussion. Her diverse musical background allows her to easily adapt to teaching all levels and styles of learning. As a result, she offers a caring and personalized approach to her teaching, learning what interests and motivates each student.

Her performance experience includes the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, University of Akron Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band, Polymer Brass Quintet, Lunaris Woodwind Quintet, Ashland University Bands, Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) Honors Band, Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Carrollton Wind Symphony. She has performed with notable musicians and composers such as Randy Newman, Marvin Hamlish, Karel Husa, Robert Page, and Frank Ticheli.

Tony Bianchetta is a freelance professional trombonist and private lesson teacher. He
lives in McKinney with his wife and two boys. Currently, Tony has an extensive and
highly successful lesson studio. With 30 years of teaching experience, his students are
considered some of the most talented trombonists in the state of Texas.

Just this past year, many of his high school students advanced to the All-Area
competition including one that advanced to the prestigious All-State competition placing
2nd overall. For 6 years in a row, at least one of his middle school students won first
chair overall at a Middle School All-Region Band competition. Over the years, dozens of
his students have won positions at All-Region, Area and State competitions. At one
point, two of Tony’s students placed 1st and 2nd chair overall at the All-State
competition multiple years in a row. He’s had numerous four year All-State students.
Students in his studio have also been very successful at their Solo Competitions. This
past year, many of his 6th-12th grade students earned Outstanding Solo awards. He also
had a student win the McKinney ISD Concerto Competition for the 2nd year in a row and
win the state-wide Trombone Summit High School Solo Competition at TCU. Many of his
students have and continue to pursue a career in music as band directors and/or
professional trombonists. In addition to private lessons, Tony has 4 years of experience
teaching at the college level as a Director of Bands and Brass Professor. He also was a
head band director for 6 years teaching 6-12 grade bands.

As a freelance professional trombonist, Tony has been performing with professional
orchestras, jazz bands and other professional groups throughout the Midwest and Texas for the past 28 years. In 1998, Anthony was a finalist for the prestigious Zellmer-
Minnesota Orchestra International Orchestral Excerpt and Solo Competition. He has been the winner of three concerto competitions, has soloed with numerous ensembles
throughout the Midwest and has toured much of the United States and multiple times
throughout Europe as a soloist, clinician and conductor. Recently, he performed with the
Imperial Brass at the prestigious Cancer Blows concert series and recorded with the
Dallas Winds for their next CD (Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey). Tony
performs on tenor, alto and bass trombones.

For more information about Tony and his studio, please go to www.mrb4band.com.

Ben Nobles - Trombone
Ben Nobles - Trombone(817) 897-6020
University of Houston
Bachelor of Arts – Trombone Performance
Dr. Jason Oliver - Euphonium
Dr. Jason Oliver - Euphonium
University of Central Florida
Bachelors of Music

University of New Mexico
Masters of Music

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts

Jung Moo Lee - Tuba
Jung Moo Lee - Tuba(972) 672-3871
College of Music at Kei-Myung University
Bachelor of Music – Tuba Performance

University of North Texas
Master of Musical Arts – Tuba Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts(ABD) – Tuba Performance

Ben Nobles is a native of Bedford, Texas, and graduated from L.D. Bell High School (Hurst, TX) in 2012. During his high school tenure he was a member of the 5A All-State Wind Symphony and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. 

Mr. Nobles attended the University of Houston, studying with professor Brian Kauk, former principal trombone player in the Houston grand Opera. Mr. Nobles was involved in every available ensemble at the University, including the Moores School Symphony (Principal Trombone, 2013-2016), the Wind Ensemble under the baton of Mr. David Bertman, the University Jazz Orchestra conducted by Noe Marmolejo, and many other chamber ensembles. He was also a member of the Texas Music Festival in both 2014 and 2015. Mr. Nobles clinics students of all ages in various school districts throughout the metroplex. 

Originally from Orlando, FL., Jason began playing the trombone at the age of 11.  An accomplished soloist and performer from an early age, Dr. Oliver was the recipient of the Florida Music Teachers Association annual concerto competition for the brass division and earned a full music scholarship to the University of Central Florida.  He attended the University of New Mexico for his Graduate work and was awarded a teaching assistantship in the jazz department where he directed the 2nd jazz band.  Upon completion of his graduate work in New Mexico, he moved to the north Texas area where he began his doctoral studies at the University of North Texas.  He graduated in 2010 with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trombone performance and a minor in music theory.

An experienced performer in many genres of music, Dr. Oliver has toured the United States and Canada with the Glenn Miller Jazz Orchestra and the Jimmy Dorsey Band.  His orchestral experience has included performances with the Dallas Pops, Sherman Symphony, Plano Symphony, Irving Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and the New Mexico Symphony.  While living in Florida, he was also a musician for the Walt Disney World Company and Sea World where he played for various special events and occasions.

Today, Jason can be heard performing as a founding member of the Center Stage Brass and InVersion Band Dallas (Top 40 / Cover Band).

Jung Moo Lee has achieved a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance from Kei-Myung University in South Korea, a Master of Music in Tuba Performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Musical Art (ABD) in Tuba Performance from the University of North Texas.

Jung Moo Lee is an active freelance tuba player, low brass instructor, and conductor. As a teacher, he maintains a studio of over 80 students in the Frisco, Prosper, and Coppell ISD. His students are selected consistently and placed at the top of their all-State and region band auditions and have received superior ratings at solo and ensemble festivals. He has presented master classes and summer camps with college and high school students in Seoul, Daegu, Daejeon, Jeju in South Korea, and DFW metroplex. As a teaching fellow at UNT, he taught private lessons at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as coaching brass quintets. As a teaching assistant at UNT, the taught undergraduate conducting class.

Jung Moo is the tuba player of the Center Stage Brass (www.centerstagebrass.com) and Sounding Brass (www.texasdixielandband.com). He has performed with Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Daegu wind Orchestra, Dallas Pops, North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Symphony Orchestra, and Meadows Wind Ensemble. He was 3rd place winner of Pusan MBC Music Competition and finalist of UNT Concerto Competition. He also played as a tuba player with large and small ensembles at international music conferences and festivals, such as PASIC, ITEC, TMEA, WASBE, and Crested Butte Music Festival. Jung Moo Lee can be heard in Klavier Wind Project, Mark Records, and Crystal Records on works with the North Texas Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. Also, he recorded the solo for the Korean Movie, “Homicide Sonata (2011).”

He studied the tuba with Don Little (UNT), Matt Good (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Brian Bowman (UNT), and he studied conducting with Dr. Jack Delaney (SMU), Eugene Migliaro Corporon (UNT), and Dennis Fisher (UNT).

Justin Matthews - Percussion
Justin Matthews - Percussion
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music – Percussion Performance
Justin Matthews is a highly sought-after musical performer and educator. Based out of Dallas, Texas and Charleston, South Carolina, Justin performs on a variety of Percussion instruments in many different settings, ranging from solo Steel Pan to chamber ensembles. Justin is an experienced educator, having taught in a private studio and a variety of performing groups, such as high school front ensembles.

Through music, Justin has had the opportunity to perform on a national stage many times. He has twice played in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall, as well as once in Indianapolis with the Honor Band of America. Justin holds a degree from the University of North Texas. While pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Justin played in tremendous ensembles and with world-renowned musicians. He was a performing member of the UNT Wind Symphony, 2 o’clock Steel Drum Band, A Cappella choir, and many other groups at UNT. These ensembles allowed Justin to study with and play alongside musicians such as Andy Narell, Robert Chappell, and Joseph Alessi.

Upon completion of his degree, Justin was able to study in Paris, France with award winning Steel Pan player Andy Narell. Justin currently teaches a private studio of 50 students. He is a private lessons teacher with Prosper, Garland, and Wylie Independent School Districts.