Kelsey Blanscet - Associate Director
Kelsey Blanscet grew up in Leander, Texas where she fell in love with music as a member of the Leander High School band program. Ms. Blanscet attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Studies, studying under Dr. Bob Duke, Dr. Robert Carnochan, and Dr. Scott Hanna. During her time at the University of Texas, she was a member of the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Longhorn Band, and Pep Band.
Ms. Blanscet was a proud member of the University of Texas Saxophone Ensemble for five years, studying under Harvey Pittel and Dr. Stephen Page. With the UT Saxophone Ensemble, she performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference. Additionally, she served as an active member and historian of the Mu Theta chapter of the international professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.
Before joining Klein High School in 2017, Ms. Blanscet student taught with the Anderson High School and Murchison Middle School band programs in Austin ISD. She also served as a marching tech and woodwind specialist with the Leander High School marching band during their successful seasons in 2015 and 2016. When not teaching, Ms. Blanscet enjoys cooking, drinking iced coffee, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her friends and awesome cat, Hemingway.
Ms. Blanscet teaches AP Music Theory and Fundamental Music, conducts the Concert Band, and is the sponsor for the Klein ISD chapter of Texas Future Music Educators.