Degrees and Certifications:
BM Composition, Indiana University MM Instrumental Conducting - Orchestral Emphasis, Southern Methodist University
Hello! My name is Kevin Garza, and I am the orchestra director here at Williams! This is my third year as orchestra director.
My main focus as a fellow musician, especially after the times that we've had, is that music is together. Here at Williams it is my ultimate goal to have every orchestra member realize, understand, and embrace this idea. Not only do we make music together, but music brings people together, too. I hope that as a member of the WHSO program that your student will continue on to lead a happy, fulfilling life through the learning and music making we do today.
I received my Bachelor's from Indiana University Bloomington, where I studied composition; and my Master's from Southern Methodist University, where I studied orchestral conducting. As a fellow Plano grad, it feels fantastic to be here at Williams and continue the traditions of learning and music making with its orchestra members, just as my directors have done with me. The campus is a special place.
Some things I enjoy outside of teaching and music are cooking, eating, going to the Saturday Farmer's Market with my wife and daughter, reading, word puzzles, dad jokes, coffee + donuts, and not doing yardwork (I still have to do it, unfortunately).
I look forward to getting to know your student! Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the orchestra program here at Williams.
1st Period - Conference
2nd Period - Camerata Orchestra
3rd Period - Camerata Orchestra
4th Period - Chamber Orchestra
5th Period - Learning Lab
6th Period - Philharmonic Orchestra
7th & 8th Period - MS Travel
Monday - Friday, mornings