Elizabeth Stelzer, WHS choral and theatre accompanist, is a pianist, composer and singer with a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, she studied classical piano, focusing specifically on accompanying singers. She studied jazz voice and was a part of Paris Rutherford’s vocal jazz ensemble. She studied composition with Dr. Joseph Klein, and received private instruction from visiting composers Harvey Solberger, Libby Larsen and Jake Heggie. She focuses on contemporary classical music, and has written for solo singers and instrumentalists, various chamber ensembles, the orchestra, and the musical theater. She is currently composing her first opera. Miss Stelzer also teaches a musical theater class with Dallas Summer Musicals, and performs weekly as a cocktail pianist and vocalist at Hector’s on Henderson in Dallas. Miss Stelzer has found a home here at the Waxahachie High School Choral and Theatre Departments, where she strives to provide her students with the same in-depth and eclectic education that she received.
Reggie Cook attended Texas Christian University from 1994 to 1998 earning a Bachelor of Music Education. He participated in many ensembles including Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. His major instruments were percussion and bass in which he was a student of Dr. Michael Kingan and Dr. NIck Petrella. Upon graduation, he taught in Castleberry ISD in which the marching band placed third in the state marching contest and the middle school placed second in the outstanding performance series. He taught three years at Venus ISD at the middle school earning sweepstakes in 2007. Reggie has been with the Waxahachie ISD program since the Fall of 2007 and his High School Symphonic Band earned sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He co-directed the High School Marching Band to an eighth place finish at the 2009 State 4A Marching Contest. Reggie currently conducts Symphonic II, assists with Symphonic I, and teaches beginners at Waxahachie’s Howard Junior High School. Reggie resides in Alvarado with his wife Tracey and two children Ryan and Katy.