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Administrative Personnel

Houston Symphonic Band's Leadership and Directors

 

Executive Board


Fred Angerstein – Music Director and President
Ann Gullion – Vice President
Nancy Angerstein – Treasurer

 

Conductors

 

Fred Angerstein - Music Director

Jennifer Siler - Associate Conductor

Everett Hinote - Assistant Conductor
 

 

Fred Angerstein – Music Director and President

 

Recently retired from 44 years of service as the Director of Band at the Kinkaid School, Mr. Angerstein's bands are award-winning ensembles that have toured the world, most notably – a two-week tour of China in the summer of 2004 at the invitation of the Chinese Government.

 

Mr. Angerstein studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Julliard School of Music and at the University of Houston, receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Music. His conducting teachers include Jorge Mester, Dennis Russell Davies, Leonard Bernstein, and A. Clyde Roller.

 

 

His past positions include student conductor of orchestras and opera at the Julliard School, assistant conductor of the New York Choral Society, conductor of the Rufino Opera Company of New York, assistant conductor of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and Opera Company, director of the Second Wind Ensemble at the University of Houston, assistant conductor of the Houston Civic Symphony, and clinician / conductor of various All-Region and All-State bands.

 

Jennifer Siler – Associate Director
 

Jennifer received her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, where she was the Assistant Director of the UST Wind Ensemble, and her Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. She began teaching band in 2010. She is currently the Band Director at The Village School in Houston and previously worked at First Baptist Academy and The Kinkaid School. She has studied clarinet with Richard Nunemaker of the Houston Symphony and Tom Phillips of the Shreveport Symphony. She studied conducting with Fred Angerstein. 

 

Jennifer currently plays and conducts with the Houston Symphonic Band, and has performed on several international tours throughout Europe and China. She is the Contest Chair for the Houston Symphonic Band's Concert and Sightreading Contest, the founder of The Jazz Reboot Project, and the former Houston Area Private Schools All-City Honor Band Coordinator. Her passions in music education are technology and globalization, and she is an advocate for music education throughout Houston. 

 

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