Phil LaRocque

Private Instructor - Trombone

Anna May Ghaly received her Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from the University of Kansas and a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from Wichita State University. She has held positions in the San Angelo Symphony, Texas Wind Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Lawrence Chamber Players, Topeka Symphony, Lone Star Wind Orchestra and the Northland Symphony.

She has freelanced in the DFW metroplex for 16 years in addition to teaching in HEB, Coppell, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Frisco and Lewisville School Districts.  Anna May now performs with the Stonebriar Winds and the All About 5 Woodwind Quintet. She has been a clinician and performer at TX Music Educators Convention for 3 years.


Noel Wallace

Private Instructor - Trombone

Musical educator, performer, and scholar Noel Wallace, holds a bachelor degree in music from the Eastman School of Music, a masters degree in music from Penn State University, and a doctorate of musical arts degree from the University of North Texas. Additionally, Dr. Wallace holds a performance certificate from the Rotterdam Conservatory, in The Netherlands and a high school diploma in performance from the Interlochen Arts Academy. His teachers include Jan and Vern Kagarice, Jeannie Little, Tom Riccobono, John Marcellus, Don Harry, Ralph Sauer, Mark Lusk, and Ben van Dijk.

 

As an educator Dr. Wallace currently holds collegiate teaching positions at Texas Woman’s University and Brookhaven College. Previous college teaching positions include a graduate teaching assistantship at Penn State University and a graduate teaching fellowship at the University of North Texas. Dr. Wallace also teaches private lessons in the Hebron cluster of the Lewisville Independent School District.

 

Dr. Wallace has performed with a wide variety of ensembles from the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra. During his time in The Netherlands, Dr. Wallace performed projects with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Continuo Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Conservatory Trombone Choir. As member of the Eastman Trombone Choir and Bionic Bones he has appeared at three International Trombone Festivals, once as a Remington Trombone Choir Competition winner and once as a Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition winner. While in Pennsylvania he played two seasons as second trombonist in the Altoona Symphony Orchestra as well as one summer season in the Music in Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra as well as Hershey Park’s All-Star College Band. Currently Dr. Wallace holds a position as bass trombonist with the San Angelo Symphony in west Texas and freelances in the DFW area.

 

Dr. Wallace’s current scholastic/research interests include; collaboration in teaching, the history of bass trombone in jazz, health and wellness for brass players with an emphasis on the prevention and eradication of FTSD (focal task specific dystonia), and the application of the Suzuki Method for brass players. Dr. Wallace also serves as the Exhibits Director for the International Trombone Festival.

 

Currently living in Denton, Texas Dr. Wallace shares his passion and love for music with his wife and favorite soprano, Alicia Wallace and their two crazy cats!