Phil Alvarado

Phil Alvarado


After spending 31 years as a Texas music educator, Mr. Alvarado retired as Director of Bands & Fine Arts Coordinator at Lake Highlands High School in the Richardson ISD. He also taught in the El Paso, Plano and Garland ISD, most notably creating an award-winning program at Rowlett High School. His marching bands and concert bands were consistent UIL Sweepstakes Award winners, finalists in Area competitions and made six appearances at the Texas UIL State Marching Contest. The Rowlett H.S. Wind Ensemble was also a two-time TMEA Honor Band finalist, placing in the top 5 on both occasions. In addition, Mr. Alvarado’s jazz bands achieved acclaim on the local and national level including performances at the Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic and the International Association of Jazz Education Conference. The Rowlett Brass Quintet was also an invited ensemble at the 2007 Midwest Clinic. In 2015, the Rowlett Band program received the “Exemplary Band Award” from the Texas Bandmasters Association.

Currently, Mr. Alvarado serves as Instrumental Music Consultant for the Garland ISD and remains active as a clinician and adjudicator in the state of Texas. He also serves as an Area Representative for Perform America-Texas, a student travel company based in Houston.

Mr. Alvarado earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music Education degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Professional affiliations include membership in the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Phi Beta Mu. In March of 2024, Mr. Alvarado will officially be inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in Washington, D.C.

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