•  DAVIS

    Email: heather.davis@fortbendisd.com

     

    MRS. HEATHER DAVIS
    Heather Davis is excited to join Fort Bend ISD as the head orchestra director at Sartartia Middle School! She is the former orchestra director at Woodcreek Middle School in Humble ISD where she led them to consistent sweepstakes at UIL contest along with five Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence awards.

    Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from West Texas A&M University where she studied with Annie Chalex-Boyle and Dr. Keith Redpath of the Harrington String Quartet. While in Amarillo, Heather was a 1st violinist with the Amarillo Symphony and a member of the Amarillo Opera Orchestra. She was named 2nd violinist of the Permian Basin String Quartet and Principal 2nd Violinist of the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra during her time teaching orchestra at John B. Hood Junior High in Odessa, TX.

    She is married to cellist and Katy-Jordan HS orchestra director, Kyle Davis, and they have one son, Grayson.

  • Medina
    Email: fernando.medina@fortbendisd.com

     

    MR. FERNANDO MEDINAMr. Medina began his violin studies in January 1982, at the age of twelve, with his uncle Jaime Medina at the San Juan School of Music; the next year he continued with José (Pepito) Figueroa in the Conservatory’s Preparatory School. In 1990, the year of his graduation from the Conservatory, he competed and obtained the position of principal of the second violins of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra where he worked for nine years. He obtained his master’s degree in the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York with Daniel Phillips where he also studied conducting and composition. His solo experiences include a tour performing Pablo Sarasate's Gypsy Airs in various locations in Puerto Rico, Connecticut and the Dominican Republic. He has been concertmaster of several orchestras on the island including the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra, which he has also conducted. Was a member of two professional string quartets and a trio. In this phase, he performed in Venezuela, Aruba, St. Thomas, and Puerto Rico. In 2006, his composition “Netiquette” won first prize in the Puerto Rican “Danza” Contest. The first time the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performed a Puerto Rican Danza in the newly constructed Symphony Hall, it was his arrangement for full orchestra of "Tormento". His three duos have been performed in Italy. As a pedagogue, Medina worked at the San Juan School of Music for twenty years. He was also a violin professor at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Some of his former violin students have passed auditions in Rice, Julliard’s prep school, Chicago, and Florida’s Lynn University. Medina was serving as Academic Coordinator and Director of the Puerto Rican Youth Symphony Orchestra “Programa 100x35” before relocating to Texas where he now proudly serves as assistant orchestra teacher in Sartartia Middle School.