Music Department Chair
Mr. Jeff Gleason completed his undergraduate degree in percussion performance at Wichita State University and continued his education as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas A & M Commerce where he earned a Masters of Music Performance degree in percussion. Teaching in higher education since 1986, Mr. Gleason is currently the department chair of music and dance at Lone Star College-North Harris where he has developed courses in steel band, electronic music and a survey course in American music. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the Houston International Festival, the Kemah Texas Pan Jam Festival, the Texas Association of Music Schools Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. As a clinician, performer, and speaker, Jeff has been invited to Sam Houston State Univ., Rice Univ., Univ. of Houston, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas, Wichita State Univ., and the Long Island, New York "Day of Percussion". As an active performer, he has worked with scores of local, regional, and national performers including the Mark Dini Group, the Gypsies, the Power of Houston Orchestra, Lakewood Church, Harry Sheppard, Kenny G, and Dave Samuels. Jeff is also the co-director of Tropic Envoy - a professional Caribbean music ensemble.
J. David Faber is the Choral Director at North Harris where he directs the concert and jazz choirs, and teaches class piano, music appreciation, and ear training. His BA is from Shepherd College in West Virginia, and he holds MM and PhD degrees from West Virginia University in Music Education and Voice. In addition to his duties at North Harris, Dr. Faber is the director of The Woodlands Chorale, and the organist for The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church. In his free time, he is an avid weight lifter and runner. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Director of Bands
A native of Arkansas, Brack May earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. His graduate work includes a Masters of Music Education degree from North Texas State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from the University of North Texas. Dr. May has been involved in teaching music since his early years of college. He free-lanced as a teacher of trumpet and other brass instruments both privately and in master class settings. Dr. May was the horn line technical instructor for the Dallas Express Drum and Bugle Corps in the early 1980's. As a trumpet player, he played professionally in regional orchestras and numerous sacred settings. Dr. May served as a Texas high school band director for more than two decades before coming to Lone Star College-North Harris. His responsibilities at LSC-North Harris include two symphonic bands, two jazz bands, freshman theory, distance learning (online) music fundamentals, instrumental scholarship coordinator, recital coordinator, and coordinator of instrumental applied music. Dr. May is active in professional organizations including Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA). He has served TCCBDA as All-State Audition Coordinator, Vice-President, and currently serves as President of the organization.