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Hyunsu Yoon


Hyunsu Yoon is a flute player currently working on the DMA program at the University of North Texas. He has travelled and lived in many countries where he enjoys having experienced a wide range of cultures, academic curricula, and music. Hyunsu has performed on various stages in the US and internationally. He was a finalist in a number of competitions including the Young Texas Artist competition, Rosen-Schaffel Competition, UNCSA Fall Concerti Competition, Rafa Artist Competition, Raleigh Symphony Orchestra competition, SEMFA Young Artist Competition, and the Osaka International competition. Hyunsu has chosen music theory for his related-field in his DMA studies. He approaches music theory with special emphasis on flute pedagogy. Hyunsu currently works with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy at University of North Texas. His previous teachers are Amy Porter, Erika Boysen, Tadeu Coelho and Hiroshi Matsushima.

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Michelle Bradfield


Michelle Bradfield teaches our bassoon and oboe players. Mrs. Bradfield develops talented, decorated and recognized musicians. Her bassoon and oboe musicians are consistently recognized at UIL Area, Region and State competitions, as well as Solo & Ensemble. These students are often considered some of the best students in the FISD bands. Michelle Bradfield was just such a student during her years at Mesquite High School. Her musical prowess earned her recognition at all levels across the State. She was a sought after college musician as a Music Performance major studying at Texas' Sam Houston State and at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Mrs. Bradfield is an accomplished musician in her own right. With the hard work and commitment of her bassoon and oboe students, they are too. 


Alex Strader


Performing and teaching music of the East and West on sheng and clarinet respectively, Alexander Strader enjoys a diverse freelance career in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. With the Huo Feng Trio, he enlightens and energizes audiences who are curious about traditional Chinese music. He has received both his bachelor's and master's in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas. 


Malcolm Williams


Malcolm Williams, born in February of 1994, is a Saxophonist and Conductor in North
Texas. A native of Rockwall, Texas, Malcolm attended Baylor University, receiving his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2017. During this time, he was involved with the University bands under the direction of Eric Wilson, Isaiah Odajima, Rick Espinosa, Philip Obado, and Alex Parker, where he performed with the Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Baylor Symphonic Band, Baylor Wind Ensemble, Baylor Concert Jazz, Baylor Early Music Ensemble, Baylor Musical Theatre, and various chamber ensembles. Malcolm’s studies included an emphasis on saxophone performance under the mentorship of Michael Jacobson. His performance highlights include performing at the 2014 Midwest Clinic, the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Conference, The Woodland Symphony Orchestra (2018-2019, 2nd Oboe), the North American Saxophone Alliance as a soloist and quartet member (2013, 2015, 2017), and musicals with the Waco Civic Theatre, the Killeen Vive Les Arts Theatre, Baylor’s All-University SING!, and the Baylor Theatre doubling on various woodwind instruments.


After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 2017, Malcolm began teaching as an Assistant Director of Bands at Magnolia ISD in Magnolia, Texas. Malcolm taught at Magnolia High School and Bear Branch Junior High alongside Robert Medina, Patrick Beavers, Anthony Jackson, and Kevin Brewer. During his three years at Magnolia ISD, Malcolm directed the Bear Branch Symphonic Band, Bear Branch Cadet Band, Beginner Woodwinds, JH Beginner Band, Magnolia HS Marching Band, and Magnolia HS Courtside Band. He founded the Bear Branch JH Jazz Ensemble. The Magnolia High School Marching Band received three 1st division UIL sweepstakes and UIL Area Contest advancements in both years of qualification. The concert bands each received 1st division sweepstakes from all three years at UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest.

Malcolm recently earned his Master of Music Degree in Wind Band Conducting from
Texas Christian University under the mentorship of Bobby Francis in May of 2022. During his
free time, Malcolm enjoys spending time with his dog and cat, Luna and Oliver, and travels as an Esports referee for Riot Games. Malcolm also performs professionally as a saxophonist with the Jordan Kahn Music Company. Malcolm is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, National Association of Music Education, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Young Band Directors of Texas, and The Minority Band Directors National Association.


Tyler Moore


Tyler Moore is a native to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. He received his undergraduate degree at Baylor University with Wiff Rudd, Mark Schubert, and Alex Parker. Recently he received a Master's of Music from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music under the tutelage of former Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and renowned solo artist, Craig Morris. Mr. Moore was a part of the trumpet ensembles from Baylor that competed at the National Trumpet Competition where his ensembles won 1st prize in 2017, 2nd prize in 2018, and 1st prize again in 2019. Additionally, he was named 'honorable mention' for the 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artist competition, trumpet apprentice for the 2019 Hot Springs Music Festival (under the guidance of Memphis Symphony Principal Trumpet Scott Moore), and a finalist for the 2019 International Trumpet Guild's Mock Wind Band and Solo Competitions. In 2018 and 2019, he attended the Chosen Vale Seminars for Advanced Music and was a 2020 finalist for the Ictus International Trumpet Competition. Professionally, Mr. Moore has had the fortune of working with groups such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Grand Opera, New World Symphony, Waco Symphony Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Orchestra. Most recently, he was a finalist for Principal Trumpet for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.


Tim Stevens

French Horn

Tim is  an active performer and educator throughout North Texas.  He holds positions with the Dallas Winds (formerly the Dallas Wind Symphony), The Dallas Pops, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and teaches a studio of Horn players from ages 10-adult.


In his 28th year of teaching, Tim's students have consistently earned honors including selection to the All-State, Area and Region Bands,  Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago and New World Symphony.  Tim has contributed to a combined 18 Texas State Championships in Marching, Concert and Solo & Ensemble. In the summers he teaches Horn for the "Blast of Brass" Summer Music Conference. Tim has many students pursuing successful professional careers in music.


As a member of the Dallas Wind Symphony,  Tim has performed on 19 Reference Recordings Compact Discs with Conductors Howard Dunn, Frederick Fennell, Austin Wintory and Jerry Junkin including the 1998 Grammy Nominated "Holidays and Epiphanies."


Mr. Stevens has also performed with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony, Plano Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony and the Lewisville Lake Symphony.


As a freelance musician he has performed in the Bands and Orchestras of many popular performers such as Andrea Bocelli, Kenny G, Celtic Fire, The Three Irish Tenors, Schonberg and Boublil: Hear the People Sing World Tour,  Diana Ross, The Legend of Zelda,  Bette Midler,  Brian Wilson, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandy Patty, The Spinners, The 5th Dimension, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, and The Moody Blues.


Tim lives in Rockwall, Texas with his wife, Chrystal, their Black Lab Bandit and their three cats Mason, Matilda and Marvin.


Founding member of BLAST OF BRASS in 1998


Thai-Tu Nguyen


Thai-Tu Nguyen is an active performer and private lesson instructor in the DFW area. He also serves as the lead marching tech for the Forney High School Band and Sachse High School Band. Thai-Tu currently choreographs and designs for marching bands throughout the state of Texas. Prior to teaching in Forney ISD, he served on the marching band staff at Marcus High School for 3 years.


Thai-Tu attended Texas A&M University - Commerce where he served as principal player in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1, Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, and Trombone Octet. During his time at Commerce, Thai-Tu also served as a three-year drum major for the Pride Marching Band. 


As an active performer, Thai-Tu has had the privilege to perform with the TAMUC Wind Ensemble in Europe, TMEA Convention, and Moody Performance Hall. He also has performed with the Dallas Winds, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and Lone Star Wind Orchestra. 


When he is not teaching, Thai-Tu enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending musicals, and hiking.


Shannon Jacobs

Shannon Jacobs has been an active percussion instructor, clinician, arranger and adjudicator in the DFW area for over a decade. Shannon graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, TX, in 2004. From there he attended The University of Texas at Arlington. At UTA he was a member of the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, World Ensemble, and Samba Band. 

Shannon has performed concerts with artists such as Ney Rosauro, John Riley, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and others. In 2006, the UTA Drumline placed 2nd at the PASIC marching percussion festival in which he was a member of the snare line. Shannon also has performing experience with the Syracuse Brigadiers, Insignia Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Surround Sound Indoor Drumline, and The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Drum Line. 

As an arranger and clinician, he has enjoyed working with dozens of schools in the DFW area, as well as groups in south Texas and as far away as Maryland. Shannon has been a part of the staff at Forney High School since 2007 where he has been the private lesson teacher, battery technician and percussion arranger. While at Forney, the percussion section has been extremely successful, winning high percussion awards at multiple marching band contests and receiving medals at both the HEB and Lonestar Drumline contests.

Zachery Lewis

Zachery Lewis is a percussion instructor and private lesson teacher in Forney ISD. A recent graduate of TCU under the direction of Dr. Brian A. West, Mr. Lewis has performed in various prestigious ensembles including the TCU Percussion Orchestra, the TCU Wind Ensemble, the TCU Symphony Orchestra, the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band and the TCU Steel Band. 

As an alumni of Forney ISD, Mr. Lewis enjoys getting to share his musical knowledge and skills with his students across the district. In his free time, Mr. Lewis enjoys embroidering, crocheting, and learning new music.

Scott Davis
Euphonium and Tuba

Mr. Davis started his teaching career with Lakeview Centennial High School. For two years he was the Associate Director of Bands. While at Lakeview he received Sweepstakes at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest. He was born and raised in Garland. TX, attending Rowlett High School and graduating in 2015 to then pursue a degree in Music Education at Texas A&M University Commerce. While at TAMUC he studied under Dr. Jeffery Baker, Mr. Alan Goodwin, and Mr. Phillip Clements. Mr. Davis was a part of many organizations such as Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity where in 2018 he received the nationally recognized award the "Daniel A George Fostering of Joint Relations Award'', and was President of the Commerce Chapter for the International Tuba Euphonium Studio. Mr. Davis also filled various roles in ensembles such as Principal Euphonium player for the Symphonic Band as well as Section Leader for "The Pride" Marching Band. 

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