Gabe Musella is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Spring High School in Spring, Texas. He conducts the Concert Band, directs the Jazz Ensemble, and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory. He has previously taught in the Lubbock, Canyon, and Lubbock-Cooper school districts. After attending Del Mar Junior College, he earned his Bachelors of Music in Composition and Masters of Music Performance in Conducting from Texas Tech University. Mr. Musella studied conducting and arranging with James Sudduth and composition with Mary Jeane van Appledorn and William Schroeder. His ensembles have been consistent U.I.L. Sweepstakes and Best-in-Class winners. They have placed as 1st and 2nd Runner-up in the TMEA State Honor Band competition and performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival. Mr. Musella is a frequent clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas. He has presented clinics at the conventions of the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. In addition, he has served on the U.I.L. Music Advisory and Sightreading Committees. His compositions have been performed at TMEA, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, and at region level contests in Texas and New Mexico. He is the Wind / Percussion Director and arranger for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Summer Youth Pops Orchestra based in The Woodlands, Texas. In 1999, Gabe was selected as a Mentor Teacher for the Lubbock I.S.D., and he is listed in WhoÃs Who Among Teachers. His affiliations include ASCAP, TMEA, TBA, TMAA, IAJE, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has been a staff member of the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp since 1985. Mr. MusellaÃs avocations include playing congas and performing as a background vocalist with the shoo- bop rock group, JC & The Cruisers. Gabe, Alice, and their son, Alex, reside in the Houston suburb of Tomball.