Terry Shade is a nationally recognized Middle School Orchestra Specialist whose past orchestra programs have been selected to perform at the Southern Division Music Educator’s National Conference, the 50th Anniversary Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1996, and the Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference in that same year. Following these performances, she was featured in the Instrumentalist Magazine discussing effective teaching methods and practices. After teaching for ten years in Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to continue her career in the Clark County School District. She was a director of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra for six years from 1997-2003. Ms. Shade worked as a Project Facilitator with the district, mentoring a huge staff of orchestra teachers and performing supervisory duties for the Secondary Fine Arts Department and the Curriculum and Professional Development department in the school district for six years during which the string program experienced huge growth. Terry received a state music award for her work with the Clark County Orchestra Programs. The Steve Maytan Contribution to Education Award was presented to Ms. Shade at the NMEA conference in 2004. In the past several years, Ms. Shade was invited to conduct three All State Orchestras, in North Carolina, Georgia and most recently in 2007, Florida. The new ASTA Publication String Teaching in America: Strategies for a Diverse Society includes a chapter written by Terry about her experiences teaching in Las Vegas and working with many at- risk orchestra students in the district. She received her Music Education Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, studying string pedagogy with Professor Dean Angeles. Her professional affiliations include Music Educators National Conference and ASTA with NSOA. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children. She is continuing her work as a conductor, clinician and consultant for string education.



Ms. Angeles conducts the Dorman Philharmonic and teaches beginning strings at Anderson Mill Elementary and Jesse Bobo Elementary. She coordinates the SSWAT program (String Students with Advanced Teens).She joined the District Six faculty in 2011. Previous to working in Spartanburg, Ms. Angeles worked nine years at the high school level in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to her public school teaching in Las Vegas, Ms. Angeles taught the String Methods class at the University of Las Vegas and directed one of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras for five years. After having her first son Jacob Dean she moved to Columbia, SC where she taught at a brand new middle school building the string program from a part time position to a full time position in four years.

Ms. Angeles earned her Bachelor’s Degree in music education from Loyola University in New Orleans under the mentorship of her father, Professor Dean Angeles, a nationally recognized music educator and all-state conductor. She earned her Master’s Degree in applied performance from the University of Las Vegas. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Educators as well as the South Carolina Music Educators Association.

She played professionally for two years with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and currently plays with civic ensembles in Asheville, NC. Throughout the summers Ms Angeles continues her higher education, attends conducting/string workshops, and directs several summer camps in the Carolina area.

In her personal time she and her husband enjoy raising their two young sons, Jacob Dean and Maxwell Morton.


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

Jay Dean has been the Music Director and conductor of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra since 1988. During his tenure the orchestra has grown into a university ensemble that has earned a distinguished national reputation. Founded in 1920, the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the oldest operating symphony orchestra in the state of Mississippi. It presents a umber of annual subscription concerts per season in Hattiesburg, as well as many concerts throughout Mississippi. In addition to its regular symphonic concerts, the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs as the orchestra for all opera and musical theatre productions.

Dean received his DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to The University of Southern Mississippi, he was Music Director of Dekalb Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, the Mercer University/Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus State University Orchestra, the Atlanta Festival Orchestra and Chorus, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Southwest Chamber Orchestra. He also served as assistant conductor for the Austin Lyric Opera.

He has conducted concerts featuring world-renown soloists such as Plácido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir James Galway, Joshua Bell, Denyce Graves, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Jean Pierre Rampal, Christopher Parkening, Edgar Meyer, Roberta Peters, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, and Ricky Skaggs. He has also guest conducted many orchestras in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

He has been the executive director of the Professional Resource Institute for Musical Excellence, the executive director of the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival, president of the Mississippi Orchestra Teachers Association, the Artistic Director of the Southern Arts Festival, state president of the National Opera Association, regional membership chair for the International Conductors Guild, and past president of the Mississippi Music Educators Association Orchestra Division. He also served as the representative from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning on the advisory board for the formation of Mississippi School for the Arts, and has served on the board of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and the Mississippi Opera Education Committee. He was also music coordinator for four international art exhibitions presented by the Mississippi Commission for International Cultural Exchange.

Dr. Dean is a member of the International Conductor’s Guild.


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.


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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.