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Mr. Jeremy Bledsoe

Jeremy Bledsoe currently serves as the director of choirs at Ross S. Sterling High School. Prior assignments include directing choirs at Reed Middle School-Duncanville ISD, Lake Highlands Freshman Center-Richardson ISD, Seven Lakes HS-Katy ISD, and Marshall High School - Fort Bend ISD. Choirs under Mr. Bledsoe’s leadership have earned superior and excellent ratings at state and local festivals.

 

Mr. Bledsoe holds a Master of Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University. In addition, he has completed a first level teaching certificate in the choral track of the Kodály teaching methodology.

 

As a clinician and ambassador of music education, Jeremy has served as a region choir section leader, clinician for a 5th/6th grade honor choir and guest adjudicator for area solo/ensemble festivals and Pre-UIL contest workshops.

 

Professional affiliations include active membership in Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

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Mr. Dylan Fornshell

Missouri native Dylan Fornshell is the associate director of choirs at Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas. He was previously the director of choirs in for a high school in southern Indiana. Prior to teaching in Indiana, he was a graduate teaching assistant at Missouri State University where he served as the associate conductor for the Women’s Chorus and taught undergraduate choral conducting.

 

Mr. Fornshell holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Missouri State University, where he studied with Drs. Guy B. Webb and Cameron F. LaBarr.

As a singer, Mr. Fornshell has toured to Europe and Africa, as well as throughout the United States with the Missouri State University Chorale. Mr. Fornshell served as the Chorale’s associate conductor during the 2016-2017 academic year which was highlighted with a performance at the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

 

As an educator, Mr. Fornshell has published four articles with the Missouri State Music Magazine. Mr. Fornshell served as State President for the Missouri National Association for Music Education - Collegiate as well as an advisory member of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Music Education Association.