Gabe Musella serves as UIL Assistant Music Director in Austin, Texas. His bands earned UIL Sweepstakes Awards in eight different Varsity and Non-Varsity categories, performed at The Midwest Clinic and MFA National Concert Festival, and placed as finalists in TMEA Honor Band and at the UIL State Marching Contest. While at Spring HS, the band program was designated a Grammy Signature School and 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. The United States Air Force Band recently premiered “A Thousand Hearts to Give” at the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic, and the UTEP Symphonic Band premiered “Ciudad de Paz”, dedicated to the victims of the August 2019 shooting in El Paso. Gabe has received the Meritorious Achievement Award from The Texas Bandmasters Association, the Specs Excellence in Music Education Award from The Houston Symphony Orchestra, and he is a 2019 inductee into the American Bandmasters Association. He holds a BM in Composition and a MM in Conducting, both from Texas Tech University, where he studied with James Sudduth. He holds memberships in TMEA, TBA, TMAA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Music Education. 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.