Mr. Parkess

    Email: Christian.Parkess@houstonisd.org
    Phone: 713-726-3634 main office
    713-726-2122 magnet office

    .Mr. Parkess received his Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and his Master of Music degree from the University of Oregon, where he served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow teaching undergraduate music classes, and directing student ensembles. After graduating from the Performing Arts High in Dallas, TX, he moved to New York City with a full scholarship to attend the New School for Social Research where he studied Jazz and Contemporary music with some of the worlds greatest improvising musicians. After two years of study at the New School, Mr. Parkess began performing professionally in the New York City area five to seven nights per week, and teaching private lessons to a number of weekly music students.  He maintained this rigorous performing and teaching schedule for over ten years before he decided to complete his education in order to become a full-time music educator. Mr. Parkess moved to Houston with his wife Holly, and their two feline fur babies Loretta and Theo, in order for him to share his love of music with our students here at Parker!