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Mr. Paul Heuer -

Director of Bands

Mr. Heuer is in his first year as Director of Bands for Reedy High School.  Prior to teaching in Frisco ISD Mr. Heuer was the Director of Bands at Lovejoy High School for 8 years as well as the Director of Bands at Mansfield Timeberview High School.  He has also directed bands in Wylie ISD and started his career at Birdville HS in Richland Hills Texas.  Bands under Mr. Heuer's direction have placed in the finals at the UIL State Marching Contest, Bands of America Regionals, and the TMEA State Honor Band Competition.  In 2019, The Lovejoy HS Wind Symphony was named 7th in the Texas State Honor Band Competition and performed at the National Concert Band Festival held at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Mr. Heuer has also taught trumpet privately for decades in the Houston and Dallas areas as well as being the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet and Horn at Tarleton State University.

 

Professionally, Mr. Heuer has performed orchestral and chamber music throughout the United States as well as appearing in concert with Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico in Toluca Mexico. He has been a member of the Texas Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and the Lake Placid International Trumpet Summer Institute as well as a faculty member and soloist at the Yamaha Grand Valley State University Trumpet Institute. 

 

Mr. Heuer received his undergraduate training at The University of Houston where his teachers included James Austin, Noe Marmolejo, and Allen Barnhill.  While at U of H, Mr. Heuer performed solo trumpet on the Grammy nominated "Planets" recording of the Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble under the direction of Eddie Green.

 

Mr. Heuer continued his education at Southern Methodist University where he earned a master's degree in Trumpet performance under Dallas symphony member Tom Booth and a master's degree in conducting under Dr. Paul Phillips.  While at SMU Paul was the conductor the Meadow's Brass Ensemble as well as the Meadow's Trumpet Ensemble. The Meadow's Trumpet Ensemble placed third in the National Trumpet Ensemble Competition in 2003 under Heuer's tuteladge and baton.  Later that year the group was referred to as "stunning" by the International Trumpet Guild Journal for their concert performance at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

 

Mr. Heuer owes much to his band mentors and master educators Eddie Green and Dr. Tom Shine.  He is very thankful to all of the fine teachers who have given him so much over the years.  

 

Mr. Heuer is married to Megan Heuer, a professional oboist and college librarian at Southern Methodist University.  The Heuer's live in Plano with their 5 year old daughter Greta. 

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