Estelle Spradling

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Assistant Director of Bands
West Junior High School
Estelle Spradling is the Assistant Band Director at the Richardson West Arts and Technology Magnet in Richardson, Texas. Before arriving in Texas, she earned a Bachelors of Music Education and a Bachelors of Music Industry from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. During her undergraduate career she studied clarinet with Mr. Wilbur Moreland and percussion with Dr. John Wooton. She held memberships in the USM Pride of Mississippi Marching Drumline, the USM Steel Pan Orchestra, Southern Arts Pro Musica, and the USM Wind Ensemble conducted by Dr. Thomas Fraschillo. Ms. Spradling also toured extensively with the Carillon Handbell Choir, under the direction of Dr. Larry Smith, and has performed at National Seminars and conferences in the United States, as well as international festivals in Europe and Japan.

Ms. Spradling continued her career at the University of Southern Mississippi and received a Masters of Music Education in 2005. As a graduate student she studied with Dr. Steven Moser, Dr. Gary Adam, and Dr. Thomas Fraschillo, and served as a Graduate Assistant for the University Bands.

Ms. Spradling’s professional affiliations include: Pi Kappa Lambda Music Society, an honorary membership in Tau Beta Sigma, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Handbell Musicians of America. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Brookhaven Handbell Ensemble at Brookhaven Community College.

Ms. Spradling enjoys teaching young musicians and providing students with positive musical experiences. By incorporating the latest technology into the band curriculum, she strives to challenge the musical ability and creativity of her students.

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