Wallace Dierolf earned his B.A Degree from St. Mary’s University, with honors, and his Masters degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is currently a lecturer and secondary student teacher supervisor for Texas State University.
Mr. Dierolf served the students of North Side I.S.D. (San Antonio) for twenty-nine years as both a Middle School and High School Band Director. Band programs under Mr. Dierolf’s leadership received numerous TMEA and UIL awards. In 1998 he opened Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Helotes, Texas. The band program at O’Connor earned six consecutive Sweepstakes Awards and rapidly grew to become one of the largest 5A band programs in the State of Texas. While at O’Connor he also served as the Fine Arts Department head and was the school’s first “teacher of the year”.
A very versatile music educator, Mr. Dierolf developed a jazz curriculum while teaching at John Jay and John Marshall high school that resulted in his students earning 23 chairs in the TMEA All State Jazz Ensemble within an eight-year period.
Wallace received the outstanding Alumnus award in the field of music from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003 and after announcing his retirement in 2004 the North Side ISD School Board voted unanimously to name the new band hall under construction at O’Connor the “Wallace C. Dierolf Band Hall”.
Mr. Dierolf has publications in the Bandmasters Review and has given clinics at both the TMEA and TBA conventions.
Wallace is a member of TBA, TMEA, TMAA, Phi Beta Mu and Delta Eplison Sigma.