About Kade Schmalz
Kade Schmalz is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Studies in Strings. Kade has performed with various Texas Orchestras including the Michael Martin Murphy Orchestra, and has performed all over the US including for the Presidential Inauguration in '01 and in the White House in '08. Kade has been in the classroom teaching orchestra over 12 years. As an active teacher, arranger, & performer, he resides in Houston where he is currently the Head Orchestra Director at Tomball High School. In addition to his high school director duties, Kade serves as Camp Director for the Texas State University String Camp, as an active member in Region IX Music, Texas Orchestra Director's Association, and Texas Music Educator's Association.
Kade resides in Houston, TX with his wife, Leah, and three small children. They love to explorer all the parks and many amenities that Houston has to offer.
Kade has been teaching, in the Tomball ISD Orchestra Program since 2010 where he grew the Tomball JH program (6-8) from 43 members to over 150 members. Kade transitioned to the Head Orchestra Director at Tomball High School in 2016 and has continued to grow & develop the program celebrating UIL Sweepstakes Awards. Kade is invested in the Tomball Orchestra program and looks forward to future program successes and accomplishments with each new class.