Faculty

The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Band program has enjoyed a rich heritage of outstanding and committed professional music educators.


Current DA Instrumental Music Faculty:

  • Band Director: Ted Shistle
  • Jazz Band Director: Don Zentz
  • Orchestra Director: Brian Griffin
  • Piano: Vera Watson
  • Guitar: Don Casper
  • Percussion: Paige DeDecker
  • Recording: John Reeves, Tom Haller
  • Music History/AP Music Theory: Mark O'Connor
  • Assessment and Fundamentals: Jim Daniel



Band Director Timeline:

  • Ted Shistle, Director of Bands (2013-Present)
  • Don Zentz, Director of Jazz Studies (2015-Present)
  • Shawn Barrat , Director of Bands (2006-2013)
  • Mark Cole, (2004-2006)
  • Doug Phillips (2003-2004)
  • Tom Haller, Director of Bands (1985-2003)
  • Ace Martin, Director of Jazz Studies (1989-2016)