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:
- 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.
- larryaustin [at] grandecom [dot] net
- BM, 2002
- BM, 1978
- MM, 1979
- DMA, 1989
Director of Academic Computing and User Services, University of North Texas Computing and Information Technology Center.
- Philip [dot] Baczewski [at] unt [dot] edu
- 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).
- 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
- MM, 1983
- 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
- BM, 2010
Currently composing, teaching, and recording in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.
- gsoundstudio [at] me [dot] com
- 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.
- 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.
- BM (Jazz Studies), 1993
- MM (Composition), 2001
Software Sales Engineer, currently with Appian Corporation.
- jb [at] bellhastold [dot] com
- 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.
- malcolm [dot] bell [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
- BM (Composition and Guitar Performance), 2002
Los Angeles-based composer of music for film and other media; sales manager at Guitar Center.
- stevebenton [at] hotmail [dot] com
Bergman, Rosalie Grimes
- BM, 1944