Clinics & Professional Development

Jarrett Lipman

Jarrett Lipman is the Director of Bands at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas. Mr. Lipman joined the Vandegrift community in the spring of 2024 and is so excited to be a part of such an incredible team of students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Mr. Lipman also works with the incredible Boston Crusaders Drum Corps performers, where he serves as the Brass Caption Manager.

From 2008-2023, Mr. Lipman served the students and community at Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School (CTJ) in San Antonio, Texas. During his fifteen years at CTJ, Mr. Lipman established a tradition of excellence on the concert stage and the marching field. 

Mr. Lipman was a part of the inaugural staff of CTJ in 2008 as an Assistant Band Director before his promotion to Head Director in 2010. Under his leadership, the CTJ Wind ensemble was a consistent Texas State Honor Band Finalist and performed at the 2019 Mid-West Clinic. On the field, the CTJ Marching Band was named the 2020 UIL 6A State Marching Champions and was a multi-time Grand National Finalist and BOA Regional Champion.

Currently, Mr. Lipman is studying for a Ph.D. in Education Leadership, Planning, and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked as a part-time lecturer at Texas State University in the Music Education program. From 2010-2016, Mr. Lipman was a Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Brass Staff member.

In partnership with PBSL-USA, the Docentus Group, Educational Travel Adventures, and TMF, Mr. Lipman’s company, BandworX, specializes in instructional coaching for band directors and music teachers. He also regularly presents professional development sessions focusing on creating a culture of excellence, recruiting and retaining students, and building relationships. He is passionate about sharing ideas and investing in the growth of other directors in our profession.

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