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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, mentoring, and highly interactive classes.

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

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Deborah S. Brooks

Visiting Lecturer in Music Business Entrepreneurship and Interim Director
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Jung Choi

Assistant Professor of Oboe
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Gal Faganel

Visiting Professor of Cello
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Darrel Hale

Associate Professor of Bassoon

Haley Hoops

Adjunct Instructor - Horn
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Dina Nesterenko

Adjunct Instructor - Violin
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Kimberly Hannon Teal

Assistant Professor of Jazz History/Jazz Theory
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Sarah Goocher

Assistant Director of Admissions
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Nelda Martinez

Director of Development
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Carole Overturf

Administrative Coordinator in the Division of Instrumental Studies
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Laura Russell

Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Music History/Theory/Ethnomusicology (MHTE), Music Education and Composition Studies Divisions

Madison Russell

Administrative Coordinator
Division of Jazz Studies