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JOSEPH GELLER

Head Director

Joseph Geller has been the Staley Middle School Orchestra Director since 2018. After graduating Wakeland High School in 2013, he attended the University of North Texas to pursue a degree in Music Education. During this time, he had many private students, was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity , worked at UNT's elementary strings program, and performed viola, violin, ukulele, and sang in many recitals. Ensembles performed in include the UNT Concert Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Monroe Symphony, and UNT Chinese ensemble. He is an alumnus of Frisco ISD, having attended Rogers Elementary, Staley Middle School, and graduating from Wakeland High School. Joseph enjoys cooking with his wife, playing video games, and all things comic book related.

HALEY HODSON

Harp Instructor

Haley Hodson is a harpist and educator based in Frisco, Texas. She has performed at the American Harp Society Conference in New Orleans, the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, the Lyon and Healy Summer Concert Series in Chicago, and presented her research at the World Harp Traditions International Conference in Ireland. Outside of teaching full-time for Frisco ISD, she also teaches a full private lesson studio. In addition to her work in education, Haley also serves on the board of the American Harp Society in Dallas as the 2nd Vice President. Haley enjoys arranging and recording anything from classical to video game music and has over 25 pieces published. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.

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