MRS. ANGELA PEUGNET
FSMS Orchestra Head DirectorI have served as an orchestra director at Fort Settlement MS since the fall of 2006. I received a Bachelors of Music with Teachers Certification from the University of Houston with Membership in the Honors College and hold a Masters Degree in Music with a conducting specialization from Colorado State University. I have taught in the Spring Branch Independent School District and was on staff with the University of Houston Moores School of Music's Preparatory and Continuing Studies Department as the Suzuki Strings Program Coordinator. My teacher influences include: Dr. Laurie Scott, Mr. William Dick, Mr. Andrzej Grabiec, and Maestros Franz Kraeger and Wes Kenney.I am a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, and I serve as an orchestra committee member for the Texas Prescribed Music List. I am a member of Mu Omicron, a peer nominated honors society of orchestra directors. I worked as a conductor and clinician with the Greater Houston Youth Orchestra and a section coach with the Houston Youth Symphony, one of the largest non-profit youth symphonies in the United States. I am also honored to be a member of AFA's Summer teaching faculty. In 2019 I was honored with the Music Educator Award by the Houston Symphony and the Spec's Charitible Foundation.My husband, Forrest Peugnet, and I are proud parents to three girls. When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing music, practicing, backpacking, hiking, camping, reading, and playing board/video games with my family and friends.
Degrees and Certifications:Master of Music Education and Conducting - Colorado State University
Bachelor of Music - University of HoustonCertification - Suzuki ECC through Violin Book 4Certification - All Level Music
MR. ROGER VASQUEZ, JR.
FSMS Orchestra Associate Director
I have served as an orchestra director at Fort Settlement Middle School since 2016. I earned my Bachelor of Music at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. While there, my primary studies were done under the guidance and teachings of Mr. Dennis Whittaker and Maestro Franz Krager. My collegiate career allowed me to perform with the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, Opera, Ballet, and with other student ensembles. While at UH, I also had the opportunity to perform at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL and at the Texas Music Educators Assosiation Convention in San Antonio, TX.
My professional affiliations include memberships with Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am currently also serving as the TMEA Region XIII MS Orchestra Division Chair. I have previously worked the FBISD Summer Orchestra Camp (2017-2019), and served as Camp Coordinator my last year. In addition to orchestral teaching, I keep a small studio of private bass students in the Sugar Land area.
When not teaching or playing an instrument, I really enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, my cats, cooking homemade food, and spending time with my family and friends.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music - University of Houston
Certification - All Level Music
Suzuki - ECC to Bass Book 1
Ms. stephanie gustafson
FSMS Harp Specialist
Originally from Chicago, harpist Stephanie Gustafson now resides in Houston, where she is an active performer, educator, and writer. She has been principal harpist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra since August 2015 and is a regular guest of the Houston Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. She has also worked with the Austin Symphony, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and the El Paso Symphony and Opera. Prior to her move to Houston, Stephanie lived in Washington DC where she held the position of principal harpist with the Annapolis Symphony and regularly traveled to Chile to performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago as acting principal harpist for their 2013–2014 season.
A passionate educator, Stephanie is co-director of the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble, which she co-founded in 2018. She is also on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where she teaches middle and high school harp students every summer. From 2016–2018, Stephanie was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston, which awarded her a grant to develop a music program to help combat school bullying. She also maintains an active private teaching studio for students of all ages in Houston.
In 2018, Stephanie was named the News Editor of Harp Column, a bi–monthly print publication serving the international harp community, where she writes on auditions, competitions, and album releases.