Beau Garza

Adjunct Professor of String Methods
Music Program

Music Program

Department of Arts 

Mr. Garza graduated with honors from Permian High School in 2001. While at Permian, he was under the direction of Kathy Fishburn and David Golden. He was a member of Satin Strings and the Symphony Orchestra. He attended Odessa College for a year, and then transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he studied viola under Ralph Fielding and Renee Moore-Skerik. While at Tech, he was a member of the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Gary Lewis. Additionally, he was part of the first Texas Tech String Project under Dr. Bruce Wood, Director of String Music Education. Graduating with honors from Tech in 2006, Mr. Garza started his first year of teaching at Alamo Junior High School in Midland, Texas. The following year, he took a teaching job in Odessa at Nimitz Junior High School. Mr. Garza came back to Midland as the Assistant Orchestra Director at Lee High School and the Head Director at Lee Freshman High School, where he was honored to work with Karen McAfee for two years. Upon Mrs. McAfee’s retirement in 2010, he stepped into the Head Director position at Lee High School. Mr. Garza has continued the tradition of excellence with the orchestras’ 39th year of sweepstakes at UIL contest. He is a member of Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and plays viola with the Midland-Odessa Symphony. He is married to Beth Garza, Choir Director at Hillander Elementary School. They live in Midland with their 3 children, Tomas, Andrew and Aubrey.

Last Updated: 07/08/2020