Musical Mentors


Each season, members of the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock will work closely with some of the region’s most experienced music educators and professional musicians in order to provide the best musical experience possible. These mentors come from the Greater Lubbock professional musician community, including the area’s colleges and universities. This skill set and accumulated knowledge base will expose the youth musicians to a level of professionalism unmatched in the West Texas area.  In addition to our conductors, musical mentors and coaches for YOL include:

Alejos Anaya Director of Orchestras, Lubbock High School

Amy Anderson Associate Professor of Music, Texas Tech University;                                                                       Principal Oboist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

James Decker Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Tech University;                                                                       Principal Trombonist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Eric Fried Associate Professor of Music, Texas Tech University;                                                                         Assistant Concertmaster, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Janeen Gilliam Founder of the first youth orchestra program in Lubbock;                                                                 Oboist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (retired)

Bruce Keeling Chairman of Fine Arts Department, Professor of Music, and Jazz Band                                           Director, South Plains College; Trombonist, Lubbock Symphony                                                     Orchestra

Jeffrey Lastrapes Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Tech University; cellist

Richard Meek Professor of Music, Texas Tech University; Principal                                                                          Bassoonist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Mark Morton Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Tech University;                                                                           Principal Contrabassist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Wendy Morton Principal Cellist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Kimberly Sparr Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Tech University;                                                                           Principal Violist, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Don Summersgill Director of Bands, Shallowater High School