Dr. Naitsabes A. Barreto Perez, CHS Orchestra Director
Naitsabes A. Barreto Perez, the Orchestra Director of Champion High School and Boerne High School, has many years of experience as a violist, orchestra director, and viola and violin teacher. Dr. Barreto Perez earned her Doctorate in Educational Management and Leadership (Ed. D.) from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. She has a Master of Music degree from the University of Akron in Ohio and a Bachelor of Music from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.
Upon finishing her doctoral studies, Dr. Barreto Perez became the Assistant Orchestra Director at Dorothea Brown Middle School in McAllen ISD. Prior to that position, she taught viola and violin and was the Orchestra Director at the Fine Art School Ernesto Ramos Antonini in Puerto Rico for seven years. She was a Music Professor at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico and the Antillean Adventist University, where she taught Music Appreciation, Strings Pedagogy, Chamber Orchestra, Viola, and Violin.
While doing her Master and Bachelor degrees, Dr. Barreto Perez participated in summer music festivals in Puerto Rico, Colorado, and France, and played in regional orchestras in Ohio and Puerto Rico. In addition, she wrote articles for a local newspaper in Puerto Rico, has offered lectures in Costa Rica about the findings of her doctoral dissertation, and has attended the Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) conference. Dr. Barreto Perez is an active member of Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) and Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
Briana Reitenga, BMSS Orchestra Director
Briana Reitenga is a violinist and violist from Arizona and Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. She received her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Before teaching public school, Briana was a professional violinist who performed with numerous symphonies around the country as a section violinist, chamber music artist, and soloist. She still enjoys playing whenever she can find the time and is sought after often for performances on both violin and viola. Briana came from Plano ISD, where she taught for four years as a middle school orchestra director.
Please contact Dr. Barreto Perez or Ms. Reitenga for a list of private instructors.