Gabe Musella serves as UIL Assistant Music Director in Austin, Texas. His bands earned UIL Sweepstakes Awards in 8 different Varsity and Non-Varsity categories, performed at The Midwest Clinic and Music for All National Concert Festival, and placed as finalists in TMEA Honor Band and at the UIL State Marching Contest. While at Spring High School, the band program was designated a Grammy Signature School, a Houston Symphony Orchestra Residency School, and was featured in THE INSTRUMENTALIST. Spring Band ensembles earned five invitations to perform at The Midwest Clinic between 2008 and 2016. Mr. Musella is an active composer and arranger whose works for band, orchestra, percussion, and chamber ensembles have been performed at The Midwest Clinic, PASIC, WIBC, TMEA, and other conferences throughout the country and abroad. His works have been premiered by The United States Air Force Band, the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble, the ATSSB All-State Band, and several ensembles at the University of Texas-El Paso and the University of Houston. His publishers include RBC – Pepper, C. Alan, Boosey & Hawkes, Carl Fischer, Kjos, Row-Loff, and TRN.
Gabe received the Meritorious Achievement Award from The Texas Bandmasters Association and the Specs Excellence in Music Education Award from The Houston Symphony Orchestra. He holds a BM in Composition and a MM in Conducting, both from Texas Tech University where he studied with James Sudduth. His memberships include: ABA, TMEA, TBA, TMAA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Music Education. He is currently on staff with Music for All as a chamber music consultant. Gabe has been on the staff of the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp since 1985. He and his wife, Alice, are very proud of their son Alex, who recently earned a graduate degree.