DAVID JENNISON, High School Strings

David Jennison is currently the Assistant Director of Fine Arts of the Round Rock Independent School District where he supervises and supports the instrumental programs.  Previously he was the Associate Director of Bands at Westwood High School where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Concert Band and is was associate conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra.  While he was at Westwood these ensembles were consistent sweepstakes winners with the Warrior Marching Band qualifying for the 2014 Texas State Marching Band Contest for the first time in school history. Additionally, Mr. Jennison assisted at Grisham Middle School with their Honor Band.

Ensembles from Westwood High School and Grisham Middle School have performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as TMEA honor ensembles.  Mr. Jennison has had the great honor of conducting these fantastic musicians on a number of occasions.  A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mr. Jennison attended New Mexico State University and the University of Northern Colorado.   Mr. Jennison is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.


http://www.toddwhite.orgMARY POWERS, Middle School Strings

Mary Powers is in her 13th year of teaching in Georgetown. She is Orchestra Director at Georgetown HS, director of the Vivace Middle School Youth Orchestra, and is currently serving as Orchestra Chair for Region 26. She received a Bachelor of Music from Iowa State University and taught in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Texas. Mary did graduate work at University of Texas at Austin and taught in the UT String Project. She then taught for Lake Travis ISD and Bowie HS in AISD before her current position in Georgetown.

Mary plays viola in the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra and is a busy free-lance musician. She also has been a clinician/director at Armadillo Suzuki Camp, Texas State Suzuki Camp, and Longhorn Music Camp. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, Ken Doocy. Her daughter Kate is a graduate of UT Austin, and her son Sam is attending University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.