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aLL-STATE 9th & 10th grade Full Orchestra
Jay Dean

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aLL-STATE 9th & 10th grade string Orchestra
Jeremy Woolstenhulme

Jeremy Woolstenhulme currently serves as the orchestra director at Hyde Park Middle School in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Woolstenhulme received his B.M.E. from Brigham Young University in 2000 and an M.A. in Cello Performance from the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) in 2005. His professional affiliations include both MENC, and ASTA.

Mr. Woolstenhulme has enjoyed much success as an orchestra director.   He has traveled with his Chamber Orchestra to festivals in Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, London, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, and New York, earning top awards at every venue.  The Hyde Park Middle School Chamber Orchestra was honored to have been selected to perform at the 2008 and 2017 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  The Chamber Orchestra also played at the ASTA convention in Santa Clara in 2010 and in Kansas City in 2011 and in March 2015 won first place in the junior high division of the National Orchestra Festival in Salt Lake City.

As an author and composer Mr. Woolstenhulme has several published works to his credit.  He is a co-author of a new string method series called String Basics published by the Neil A. Kjos music company.  He has several string and full orchestra works published and available through Kjos music as well.  

As a string clinician Mr. Woolstenhulme has presented teaching ideas at many state music conventions throughout the United States including the Midwest Clinic and several times at the ASTA convention.  He has travelled internationally to do string teaching presentations in Canada, Australia and China.

Mr. Woolstenhulme is also a musician with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and a freelance musician performing at many venues located on the famed Las Vegas "Strip". He is married to his beautiful wife, Taryn, and they have four children: Cadence, Coda, Canon, and Caprice.


aLL-STATE 11th & 12th grade
Full Orchestra


Dean Angeles, Professor emeritus, conducted the Loyola University Chamber and Symphony orchestras and coordinated a comprehensive string education program for the Loyola College of Music in New Orleans for 26 years. Seventy students received their degrees in string education under Angeles' tutelage. Prior to his tenure at Loyola University, he was string coordinator and high school orchestra director in Hays, Kansas and Spartanburg, South Carolina. His highly acclaimed public school and university orchestras appeared at national music conferences and completed successful concert tours of Europe, as well as the United States and Costa Rica. Professor Angeles has served as conductor or clinician in 33 states, including 24 all­-state orchestra festivals. He has also served as conductor or clinician at numerous university summer music clinics, and was orchestra director for three summers at the Muziek-en-Sportkamen in Belgium, sponsored by Jeugd en Muziek, Brussels. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Arts for 2003, sponsored by Big Easy Entertainment Awards, New Orleans and Gambit Weekly. In 2004, he was awarded the Rita
Huntsinger Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Music Education and was inducted into the high school hall of fame in his home town, Garden City, Kansas. Dean was awarded the Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor, in Chicago in 2010, and was inducted into the Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall Of Fame, in Winfield, Kansas in 2011. In August, 2016, Dean and his daughter, Sarah Angeles, were string education clinicians at the Workshop Internacional De Aprendizado Colevtivo De Cordes in Curitiba, Brazil. Dean continues to perform with the Asheville Cello Choir. 


aLL-STATE 11th & 12th grade string Orchestra
Dr. Nové Deypalan

Dr. Nové Deypalan is a recognized award-winning conductor in the United States and Europe. In January 2016, he received the Special Commendation Award in London with the London Classical Soloists Conducting Competition. In February 2014, Deypalan was a Prize Winner and awarded the Highest Distinction in the International Masterclass with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Russia. He was a two-time winner of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Georgia, USA in 2012 and 2013. Significantly, in February 2012, he premiered Fang Man’s “Dream of a Hundred Flowers” at Carnegie Hall in New York. 

Deypalan has conducted prominent orchestras such as, the Berlin Sinfonietta in Germany, Filharmonie Bohuslav Martinů in Czech Republic, Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz, California, and the London Conducting Workshop Orchestra at the Royal Academy in London. Deypalan has led ensembles in repeat performances at Carnegie Hall and command performances for Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

In addition, Deypalan is not exclusively a conductor, but also a published composer and entrepreneur. In June 2008, he conducted the world premiere of his original composition, Libera Me for solo baritone, chorus, and orchestra at Pasadena City College. His compositions are managed by Alliance Publishing Incorporated. Presently, he serves as the CEO and Artistic Director of the MUSIKATO INTERNATIONAL, a Talent Agency, Music Producer & Publishing Company, and The Los Angeles Conducting Institute, respectively.

Deypalan is committed to bring his insatiable desire and lifelong commitment of striving to make music at its finest and highest level of creativity. Deypalan was hailed by the Columbia FreeTimes of his interpretation of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 as a “fearless performance...first class music-making.”

Dr. Deypalan maintains an active role in serving as guest conductor and clinician of both vocal and instrumental ensembles in middle schools, high schools, community orchestras, semi-professional bands, and orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is very excited to share his passion and expertise to conduct the young musicians at the 2018 GMEA All-State 11/12 String Orchestra.

He received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of South Carolina and Master of Music at the University of Southern California. His conducting teachers and coaches include, Dr. Donald Portnoy, Kenneth Kiesler, Gustav Meir, Larry Livingston, Donald Brinegar, Larry Rachleff, and Neil Thomson.

In addition to his devotion to music, Nové advocates health consciousness. He completed the Los Angeles Marathon in 2002.

Dr. Nové Deypalan hails from the small town of Victorias, Negros Occidental, Philippines.