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.


Timothy Jackson

Distinguished University Research Professor of Music Theory

Cecile Johnson

Music Education

Kathy Johnson

Woodwind and Brass Class Coordinator

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