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. 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 the White House in '08. Kade has been in the classroom teaching orchestra for 10 years. As an active teacher, arranger, & performer, he resides in Houston where he is currently the head orchestra director at Tomball High School.
Kade has been in Tomball since 2010 where he grew the Tomball JH program (6-8) from 43 members to 150 members. Kade transitioned to the Tomball High School Head Orchestra Director in 2016 and is continuing to grow & develop the program celebrating three UIL Sweepstakes areas in 2017. Kade is invested in the Tomball Orchestra program and looks forward to future successes and accomplishments.