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.


Jessica Nápoles

Associate Professor of Choral Music Education
Director of Concert Choir

Jon Nelson

Associate Dean for Operations
Professor of Composition

Eric Nestler

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Saxophone

Craig Neumann

Performance Arts Health

Arash Noori

Adjunct Professor of Early Music

Margaret Notley

Professor of Music History
Coordinator of Music History

Vickie Napier

Administrative Assistant for Budget and Purchasing