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 100 full-time faculty members include winners of the Grammy Award, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and soloists with world-renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras.


Timothy Jackson

Distinguished University Research Professor of Music Theory

Thomas Johnson

Assistant Professor of Guitar

Elliott Johnston

Adjunct, Mariachi Director

Noel Johnston

Adjunct Professor - Jazz Guitar

William Joyner

Assistant Professor of Voice

Jamel Jackson

Administrative Assistant for Music Education and Composition