Degrees and Certifications:
University of Louisiana at Monroe - Bachelor of Music Theory and Composition University of Texas San Antonio - Master of Music Performance Virginia Suzuki Institute - Harp Unit 1 American Suzuki Institute - Harp Unit 2
Mr. Sharplin has a diverse musical upbringing, with varied experiences as a performer and educator. He enjoys sharing his experiences and love of music with his students. Prior to coming to the Reagan community, Mr. Sharplin taught orchestra in HCISD (Harlingen, Tx). Mr. Sharplin is a passionate educator who believes that music is a positive and powerful tool that can change lives, communities, and the world. Currently he is the assistant director of orchestras at Ronald Reagan High School where he leads several ensembles and teaches AP music theory. He holds degrees in music from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In the summer of 2018, Mr. Sharplin completed training in the Suzuki Method through Harp Units 1 and 2. For more information on the Suzuki Method, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website. This summer 2019 his program was awarded funding through the San Antonio City Council's District 9 People's Budget. These funds will be used to provide lever harps to students participating in NEISD's 5th Grade Strings Program for the first time since its inception. This upcoming school year, the Reagan Chamber Orchestra was invited to perform at the 2019 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference in Chicago. Additionally, the Reagan Sinfonia Orchestra has been selected to perform in May of 2020 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts through the YOSA Invitational program.
Updated August 18, 2019