Rick Ghinelli

Rick Ghinelli

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Educational Support Manager, Southwest Region
Conn-Selmer Inc.


Rick Ghinelli graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Music Education and began his career in the Spring Independent School District as a middle school band director. During that time, his bands earned a number of awards on both the local and state levels. Rick later earned his Masters of Administration from Sam Houston State University, and he continued his career in Spring ISD as an elementary assistant principal, a middle school assistant principal, and a middle school principal. In 2000, he assumed the role of Director of Performing and Visual Arts for the district, a position he held until his retirement in 2013. While serving in this position, fine arts programs in Spring ISD gained notoriety for their excellent work and were frequent recipients of the highest honors at the local, state, and national levels of competition. In 2014, Rick was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus in Music Education from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.

Rick has been very active in many aspects of music education throughout his career. Most recently he served on the board and as president of the Texas Music Administrators Conference. He has done presentations and staff development sessions for a number of conferences, universities and school districts across Texas and the nation including the Texas Music Educators Association convention and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Currently, he serves as the Educational Support Manager for the western region in the Division of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  Session Titles

Communicating with Administrators, Reflection and Partner Walk


The session will help attendees gain perspective and an understanding of how to communicate more effectively with upper administrators. Knowing when, how, and what to communicate can facilitate successful interactions and the corresponding deliverables for arts administrators. This session will include a partner walk and collaborative discussion with colleagues.

Educational Support Manager


Our Educational Support Team is available to deliver customized strategies to assist YOU with: Financial Planning & Leasing Options, Strategic Planning, Instrument Inventory Management, and Clinics and Professional Development.