Rachel Turgoose

CEO, Founder
Director of Operations, Band and Orchestra

Rachel is the founder of and Director of Operations at RMT Music and a Certified Educational Representative and Clinician for ReedGeek. Her teaching experience spans over 15 years, and she has earned both a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Masters in Jazz Performance. With over a decade of professional performance, touring, education, and instrumental/vocal recording experience, Rachel has found her perfect home in the live music capital of the world in Austin, TX.

Email: rachel@rmtmusic.com
Instagram: @rachelturgoosemusic
Facebook: @rachelturgoosemusic

Elizabeth Thigpen

Director of Operations, Choir

Elizabeth’s extensive experience in individual instruction and voice pedagogy along with her professional performances has led her to become the Director of Operations of Choir at RMT Music, where she works alongside Choir Directors to provide exceptional instruction to all levels. Opera performances includes H.M.S. Pinafore, Hansel and Gretel, The Old Man and the Thief, and participation in the world premier of Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas State University.

Email: elizabeth.thigpen@rmtmusic.com

Stephanie Hulsey

San Antonio Representative, RMT Music

An active flutist and instructor throughout greater San Antonio, Ms. Stephanie Hulsey travels daily to local schools in addition to her position as Lecturer of Flute at University of the Incarnate Word. Ms. Hulsey holds bachelor’s degrees from McNeese State University (2013) in Music Education and Music Performance and a Master in Music degree from Texas State University (2016). A highlight of her career is performing in Bulgaria for Musicartissimo in 2015! She performs regularly with SA Harmonie, the San Antonio Wind Symphony, and the Brazos Breeze Flute Choir while also acting as the San Antonio Representative for RMT Music, LLC. Other passions include cooking/baking and flute repair.

Email: stephanie.hulsey@rmtmusic.com

The Instructors

Flute: Stephanie Hulsey, Maryssa Chartier, Paige Wendorf
Clarinet: Rachel Turgoose, Derek Thigpen, Emily Peterson
Oboe: Ryan Hirokawa, Mika Valenzuela
Bassoon: Lilian Vo, Lauren Newby
Saxophone: Rachel Turgoose, Derek Thigpen
Trumpet: Kirsten Boynt, Sparky Thomason, Grayson Lane
French Horn: Vicente Maldonado
Low Brass: Chris Murphy, Roosevelt Bradley, Jordan Jacques
Percussion: Anthony Pacheco, Andres Montez,
Upper Strings: Luis Aponte
Lower Strings: Derek Thigpen, Apolinar Ramirez
Voice: Elizabeth Thigpen, Andres Ojeda, Ben Apgar, Kamryn Wheeler, Cora Winstead
Jazz Voice: Rachel Turgoose
Piano: Tyler Rouse, Derek Thigpen
Piano Accompanist Coordinator: Tyler Rouse

We’re artists and performers. We get it.

Studying the arts is about much more than mastering your craft. The Fine Arts cultivate essential skills that students can apply to all aspects of their life, including self confidence, coordination, and concentration (just to name a few!). We are here to help students cultivate their creative side and become the best possible versions of themselves. It’s that simple.

Let’s make some music!

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