Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jason N. Thibodeaux
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Jason Thibodeaux is the Winston Churchill High School Director of Orchestras. While under the direction of Mr. Thibodeaux, the Churchill Orchestras have won numerous UIL Concert and Sightreading Sweepstakes. Mr. Thibodeaux has conducted the Churchill Orchestra at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii, Carnegie Hall in New York City (2008 and 2020), Austria Tours of 2010, 2018 and 2022 and the Italy Tour of 2014. In January of 2011, the Churchill Symphony performed for the Lila Cockrell Theatre Rededication Ceremony. The Honors Orchestra Performed for the Y.O.S.A. Invitational at the Tobin Center in 2019 and 2023. Mr. Thibodeaux and the orchestra are excited about their selection to the 2023 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
Mr. Thibodeaux graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. While in college, he toured Switzerland and Scotland with the university’s Symphony and String Quartet.
His professional affiliations include memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association, Mu Omicron and Texas Orchestra Director’s Association. He is a Past President of the T.O.D.A. Executive Committee. Mr. Thibodeaux has had the privilege of adjudicating many fine orchestras in Texas. He was an officer in the T.M.E.A. Region XII Orchestra Division for 19 years. In 2020 Mr. Thibodeaux was named Director of Distinction by the Texas Orchestra Directors Association.
He has taught summer camps for Texas State University , Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and a Clinician for the North East I.S.D. Orchestra Summer Workshop. He has been the guest conductor for San Antonio I.S.D. Middle and High School Honor Orchestras and a Region Clinician/Conductor around the state. Currently he is the YOSA Intermezzo Strings Conductor for Youth Orchestras of San Antonio.
Period 1: Freshman I
Period 2: Freshman II
Period 3: Orchestra II
Period 4: Orchestra IV
Period 5: LUNCH
Period 6: Orchestra III
Period 7: Instrumental Ensemble
Period 8: Conference / 5th Grade Strings