Alumni Information

Composition Alumni Directory

This directory includes alumni who majored in composition as well as those who were otherwise actively involved in the program, such as graduate students with a related field or concentration in composition and BA students with a composition emphasis. Alumni are listed alphabetically and may be searched by last name, degree program, and/or year of degree using the menus below:

  • Austin, Larry

    • BM (Music Education), 1951
    • MM (Music Theory), 1952
    • Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas (1978-96); pioneering composer of experimental and computer music. Distinguished UNT Alumnus, 1968; UNT College of Music Alumni Appreciation Award, 2007.

    • http://cemi.music.unt.edu/larry_austin
    • larryaustin [at] grandecom [dot] net
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    Baca, Daniel

    • BM, 2002
  • Baczewski, Philip

    • BM, 1978
    • MM, 1979
    • DMA, 1989
    • Director of Academic Computing and User Services, University of North Texas Computing and Information Technology Center.

    • http://pcb2.acs.unt.edu
    • Philip [dot] Baczewski [at] unt [dot] edu
  • Bailo, Brandon

  • Balentine, Bruce

    • BM, 1971
    • MM, 1975
    • Executive Vice President, Enterprise Integration Group; author of the industry best-seller How to Build a Speech Recognition Application, which is considered the definitive style guide for human factors design in interactive voice response (IVR).

  • Bales, Kenton

  • Ball, Jeanette

    • BM, 1945
    • MM, 1946
    • Director of Senior Adult Activities at St. John's United Methodist Church (Austin, TX).

    • jeanette [dot] ball [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
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    Bardin, Charles

    • MM, 1983
  • Barragan, Jorge

    • BM, 1997
  • Barrera, Joe Oscar, Jr.

    • BM, 1974
    • MM, 1976
    • Film and television composer based in Glendale, California. Instructor at Citrus College Recording Arts Department (2000 – present); former Instructor of Music Business at Grammy Camp (2005) and Instructor of Music at Pasadena City College (1999-2000).

    • barscoring [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Barrow, Arthur

    • BM, 1975
    • Freelance composer, performer, and producer based in Los Angeles; former bassist for Frank Zappa (1978-80). Recently featured in the Winter 2007 issue of The North Texan alumni magazine.

    • http://home.netcom.com/~bigear
    • bigear [at] ix [dot] netcom [dot] com
  • Bautista, Gabriel

    • BM, 2010
    • Currently composing, teaching, and recording in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.

    • gsoundstudio [at] me [dot] com
  • Baylock, Alan

    • MM (Jazz Studies; related field in Composition), 1994
    • Composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, and educator, based in Virginia. Founder and leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, his works have been performed by such notable musicians as Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, and many others.

    • http://www.alanbaylock.com
  • Beard, Timothy

    • BM, 1983
    • Graduate studies in computer science, subsequent work in software development; currently Pastor of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Bible Church (Roswell, GA).

    • tim [dot] beard [at] fbcministries [dot] org
  • Beasley, Lida Oliver

    • BM, 1956
    • Master's degree from University of Illinois; retired Professor of Music at Santa Monica College, where she was founding conductor of the SMC Symphony Orchestra.

  • Belden, George

  • Bell, Jeffrey

    • BM (Jazz Studies), 1993
    • MM (Composition), 2001
    • Software Sales Engineer, currently with Appian Corporation.

    • jb [at] bellhastold [dot] com
  • Bell, Malcolm

    • MM, 1990
    • Composer, conductor and percussionist; currently on the faculty of Red Deer College (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada), where he teaches composition, computer music, and music theory, and directs the RDC Contemporary Styles Bands and Percussion Ensemble.

    • http://www.rdc.ab.ca
    • malcolm [dot] bell [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • Benton, Stephen

    • BM (Composition and Guitar Performance), 2002
    • Los Angeles-based composer of music for film and other media; sales manager at Guitar Center.

    • http://stevebentoncomposer.com
    • stevebenton [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bergman, Rosalie Grimes

    • BM, 1944