Marcus J. Jauregui | Director of Choirs
Mr. Jauregui began his teaching career in the fall of 2009 as the music specialist at Farine Elementary School in Irving ISD and was promoted to Director of Choirs at Austin Middle School the following year. Under Mr. Jauregui's direction, the Austin Choral Department grew from 105 students in the fall of 2010 to 220 students in the fall of 2011 and 250 students by 2014. In his second year, Women's Chorale achieved a perfect rating at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Assessment, earning the school's first sweepstakes in 16 years. The Austin MS Women's Chorale went on to earn two additional UIL sweepstakes in 2013 and 2014, with the Men's Chorale earning a first division in sight reading in 2013 (their highest rating since 2001). 

After four successful years at the middle school level, Mr. Jauregui transitioned to high school along with his Austin students and served as Director of Choirs at Irving High School from 2014-2016. Under his leadership, the Mixed Chorale and the Women's Chorale earned first division concert ratings for the first time since 2004 and 2005, respectively. 

Upon completing seven successful years of teaching in his hometown of Irving, Texas, Mr. Jauregui decided it was time for a new adventure and moved to Houston  in the fall of 2016. Under his leadership, the Pershing Women's Chorale earned its first UIL sweepstakes in school history, and Men's Chorale earned a first division on their concert assessment. In 2018, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorale, and Women's Chorus each earned a UIL sweepstakes, attaining first division ratings on all concert and sight reading assessments.

Mr. Jauregui holds a Master of Arts in music education from Texas Woman's University and a Bachelor of Music in choral music education from Centenary College of Louisiana. In the spring of 2016, Region X and Irving ISD named Mr. Jauregui the Secondary Educator of the Year for the Association of Texas Professional Educators. In addition to his work at Pershing, Mr. Jauregui also serves as Director of Traditional Worship at Bellaire United Methodist Church.

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Marcus Jauregui,
Jun 28, 2016, 5:38 PM