Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelors of Music Education Certification: Music EC-12 Teaching Schedule: 1st Period: Concert Band 1 2nd Period: Conference 3rd Period: Concert Band II 4th Period: Conference 5th Period: Wind Ensemble 6th Period: Symphonic Band 7th Period: Conference Tutorials: Please see the band calendar for tutorial times. For additional help, please email me to setup an additional tutorial time.
Mr. Dominique McCray
Dominique McCray is a graduate of J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, Texas. He attended Sam Houston State University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education in 2018.
Dominique is in his second year as an Assistant Band Director at Dawson High School. Prior to going to Dawson, Dominique received extensive and varied teaching experience in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Starting in January of 2019, he worked as an Interim Assistant Band Director at Cypress Ranch High School. His responsibilities in this position entailed assisting in the preparation and daily operation of all ensembles. In addition, he was responsible for helping students develop as individual musicians, leading sectionals, and rehearsing large ensembles. In Fall of 2018, Dominique student taught with Mark Veenstra at Cy-Fair High School and Jamie Cabot at Hamilton Middle School. During his time at his student teaching placements, he learned an incredible amount, created a great rapport with the students, received copious amounts of teaching experience, and assisted in the preparation for the UIL State Marching contest, and the Symphonic bands’ performance at the Midwest Clinic.
As a recent graduate of Sam Houston State University, Dominique was able to gain insight into student development and music education under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew McInturf, Dr. Brian Gibbs, and Kathy Daniel. At Sam Houston, Dominique had the privilege to perform with several ensembles such as; the Sam Houston Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, and the Bearkat Marching Band. In 2016, Dominique served as Student Assistant Director for the Bearkat Marching Band followed by serving as Drum Major in 2017. As a member of Tau Beta Sigma, he had the opportunity to serve as Vice President in 2016, President in 2017-18, and was appointed to be the Lead Coordinator of the 2017 Southwest District Convention. Finally, he had the opportunity to represent his peers and serve as a member of the School of Music Directors’ Executive Council. Dominique was also able to gain experience in the field by teaching flute lessons in Huntsville ISD with students from 6th to 12th grade. In addition, he served as a Marching Technician and Flute masterclass teacher for the J. Frank Dobie Marching Band. During his senior year at Sam Houston, Dominique had the opportunity to perform at the TMEA Convention with his Flute Quartet, and at the American Bandmasters Convention with the Sam Houston Wind Ensemble.
A huge advocate for the Marching Arts, Dominique serves as the Tour Director for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Prior to serving in an administrative role, Dominique led the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps as a Drum Major in 2015.
Dominique’s professional memberships include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the National Association for Music Education.