Paul P. Rousse, Jr.
Assistant Director of Bands/Operations
Paul P. Rousse, Jr. serves as an Assistant Band Director and Operations Manager for the University of Houston Band Department. His responsibilities include the design and execution of all operating procedures and communications, conducting the Symphonic Band and assisting in the team teaching of undergraduate conducting. Mr. Rousse is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Applied Conducting from the University of Houston as well as licensure as an Andover Educator to teach the Body Mapping concept to musicians.
Mr. Rousse taught five years as the Assistant Band Director, then Associate Director of Bands at Langham Creek High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Working alongside University of Houston graduates Gloria Ramirez and Marc Martin, the band continued to receive recognition on the state and national level alike and produced multiple Texas All-State Musicians. The Lobo Marching Band and Mr. Rousse’s concert ensembles consistently received Division I Ratings all five years of his tenure at Langham Creek High School. The marching band also earned repeated appearances at the UIL State Marching Contest. Prior to teaching at Langham Creek High School, Mr. Rousse served as the Director of Bands at Carencro High School in Lafayette, LA from 2004-2008.
Mr. Rousse holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he studied under Dr. William Hochkeppel and Jeff Prosperie. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Mr. Rousse earned the Master of Applied Music degree in Conducting from the University of Houston. During his time as a Graduate Assistant with the University Bands, he worked with all concert ensembles, the Spirit of Houston, and Cougar Brass.