Meet our new Graduate Assistants who will be joining us this year!
Stephanie M. Maletz
Stephanie M. Maletz graduated from Carroll University located in the quaint town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Since graduation, Stephanie has taught in the School District of La Crosse at Longfellow/LDI Middle School and Central High School. Student’s under her direction have been selected to perform at the Wisconsin National Band Association Convention and the Capitol Concert Series for March Music in Our Schools Month.
Stephanie is also an active guest conductor and clinician throughout Wisconsin. She has worked with the Wisconsin Youth Wind Ensemble and returned to her alma mater to guest conduct the Carroll University Wind Ensemble as one of their Distinguished Young Alumni. Stephanie was recently featured as one of the youngest guest conductors the National Band Association - Wisconsin Chapter All State Junior Honor Band has ever seen. She also specializes in percussion instruction and works with multiple school districts in the Madison and Milwaukee Areas. This past summer, Stephanie was also newly appointed as the the Assistant Director for the Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps, located in Oregon, WI, where she also coaches their front ensemble.
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” - Maya Angelou
Hey everyone! My name is Cristina Moersen and I am returning to UTSA to pursue a master’s degree in instrumental conducting. I am so excited to be back at UTSA and work with SOSA and the UTSA bands! I am originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Memorial High School, then moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA. I helped start the UTSA Marching Band when I was an undergraduate student, and was able to march the inaugural year before finishing my degree. After graduating from UTSA, I taught at Scobee Middle School for four years and continued performing by playing percussion in the San Antonio Wind Symphony and clarinet in the Pride of San Antonio Showband.
“The most dangerous phrase in the language is ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ ” – Grace Hopper