Faculty and Staff

Our faculty of outstanding and internationally recognized performers, composers, scholars and researchers is dedicated to providing our diverse student body with a rich musical environment and an excellent education through private lessons, large and small ensembles, and highly interactive classes.

Our more than 150 faculty members include winners of the Grammy Award, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and soloists with world-renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras.


Darrel Hale

Associate Professor of Bassoon

Mark Montemayor

Associate Professor of Music Education - Fall 2020

Kimberly Hannon Teal

Assistant Professor of Jazz History/Theory