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.


Elizabeth Chappell

Assistant Professor
String Music Education

Stanislav Chernyshev


Kris Chesky

Co-Director of Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

David Childs

Professor of Euphonium

Andrew Chung

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Mary Karen Clardy

Regents Professor of Flute

Fabiana Claure

Director of Music Business and Entrepreneurship
Assistant Professor
Keyboard Studies

Krisstal Clayton

Performance Arts Health

Daryl Coad

Principal Lecturer in Clarinet

Keith Collins

Adjunct Professor of Early Winds

Michael Conrady

Sacred Music

Daniel Cook

Lecturer in Wind Studies
Director of Athletic Bands
Conductor of Wind Ensemble

Justin Cooper

Instrument Technician for Brass

William J. Coppola

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Eugene Corporon

Director of Wind Studies
Regents Professor of Music
Conductor of the Wind Symphony

Clay Couturiaux

Assistant Director of Orchestral Studies
Conductor of the Concert Orchestra
Principal Lecturer in Orchestral Conducting

Richard Croft

Distinguished Research Professor of Voice

Jorge Cruz

Adjunct Professor

Diego Cubero

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Grant Carrington

Associate Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Mafalda Chandler

Sr. Administrative Coordinator for Music Awards

Heather Coffin

Administrative Assistant for Wind Studies

Shaunté Collins

Undergraduate Academic Counselor

Colleen Conlon

Senior Graduate Academic Counselor

Diana Cooley

Administrative Assistant for Conducting and Ensembles, Keyboard Studies and Vocal Studies

Justin Cooper

Instrument Technician for Brass