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 nearly 200 faculty and staff members include winners of prizes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship and soloists with world-renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras.


Gideon F. Alorwoyie

Professor of Percussion
Director of the African Percussion Ensemble

José M. Aponte

Principal Lecturer of Drum Set and Latin Percussion
Director of the Latin Jazz Lab Band

Stephen F. Austin

Professor of Voice
Coordinator - Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

Tony Baker

Professor of Trombone

David Bard-Schwarz

Professor of Music Theory

Jennifer Barnes

Professor of Vocal Jazz
Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies
Director of Jazz Singers

Steve Barnes

Adjunct Instructor - Percussion (Jazz Drum Set)

Alan Baylock

Associate Professor
Director of the One O'Clock Lab Band®
Coordinator of Lab Bands

Brad Beckman

Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano
Principal Lecturer in Piano Performance

Brad Bennight

Lecturer of Harpsichord

Rodney Booth

Principal Lecturer of Jazz Trumpet

Jeff Bradetich

Regents Professor of Double Bass

Bruce Broughton

Media Composer-in-Residence

Daniel Bubeck

Lecturer of Voice

Julia Bushkova

Professor of Violin

Elizabeth Chappell

Assistant Professor
String Music Education

Kris Chesky

Co-Director - Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

David Childs

Professor of Euphonium
Co-Director of the UNT Brass Band

Jung Choi

Assistant Professor of Oboe

Andrew Chung

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Mary Karen Clardy

Regents Professor of Flute

Susannah Cleveland

Head, Music Library

Daryl Coad

Principal Lecturer in Clarinet

Michael Conrady

Adjunct Instructor - Sacred Music

Horacio Contreras

Associate Professor of Cello

Daniel Cook

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

Justin Cooper

Instrument Coordinator for Brass

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

Craig Crafton

Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies

Michael Crawford

Lecturer in Music Education

Richard Croft

Distinguished Research Professor of Voice

Diego Cubero

Associate Professor of Music Theory

Quincy Davis

Associate Professor of Percussion (Jazz Drum Set)

Dawn De Rycke

Adjunct Instructor - Music History

Richard DeRosa

Professor of Jazz Composition and Arranging
Director of Three O'Clock Lab Band

Philip Dizack

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet - Improvisation Emphasis
Coordinator of Jazz Chamber Music

Stephen Dubberly

Associate Professor of Vocal Literature and Coaching

Susan Dubois

Coordinator of Strings
Regents Professor of Viola and Chamber Music

Jonathan Eaton

University of North Texas Director of Opera
Professor of Music
Bill and Margot Winspear Chair in Opera Studies

Rosana Eckert

Principal Lecturer of Vocal Jazz

Jesse Eschbach

Professor of Organ

Deborah Fabian

Principal Lecturer of Clarinet

Molly Fillmore

Professor of Voice
Chair of the Division of Vocal Studies

Nick Finzer

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone

Mark Ford

Coordinator of Percussion
Regents Professor of Percussion (Marimba, Ensembles)

Steven Friedson

University Distinguished Research Professor of Music and Anthropology

Nereida García

Adjunct Instructor - Voice

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Associate Professor of Music History
Program Coordinator of the BA in Critical Studies in Music and Society

Liudmila Georgievskaya

Adjunct Instructor - Piano

Daphne Gerling

Assistant Professor of Viola

Crystal Lynn Gerrard-Ramirez

Assistant Professor of Music Education (Instrumental)

Matthew Good

Adjunct Instructor - Tuba

Adam Gordon

Senior Lecturer of Trumpet and Baroque Trumpet

Benjamin Graf

Principal Lecturer of Music Theory
Czech Music Initiative Coordinator

Joshua Habermann

Adjunct Instructor - Choral Literature

Jaymee Haefner

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Harp

Darrel Hale

Associate Professor of Bassoon

Dave Hall

Associate Professor of Percussion (Marimba, Timpani, Ensembles)

Steven Harlos

Chair of Keyboard Studies
Professor of Piano
Professor of Collaborative Piano

David Heetderks

Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chair, Division of History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

Frank Heidlberger

Professor of Music Theory

Stockton Helbing

Adjunct Instructor - Percussion (Jazz Drum Set)

Warren Henry

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Music Education

Jeffrey Hepker

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

Allen Hightower

Director of Choral Studies
Director of A Cappella Choir
Director of Vox Aquilae
Director of Grand Chorus

John Holt

Professor of Trumpet

Sungji Hong

Assistant Professor of Composition

Caleb Hudson

Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Director of the Center for Chamber Music Studies

Bernardo Illari

Associate Professor of Music History

David Itkin

Professor of Music

Timothy Jackson

Distinguished University Research Professor of Music Theory

Kathy Johnson

Woodwind and Brass Class Coordinator
Adjunct Instructor

Thomas Johnson

Assistant Professor of Guitar

Noel Johnston

Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Guitar

William Joyner

Associate Professor of Voice

Heejung Kang

Senior Lecturer of Piano

Eunice Keem

Adjunct Instructor - Violin

Jamey Kelley

Associate Professor of Choral Music Education

Chloé Kiffer

Assistant Professor of Violin

Hee Yun Kim

Adjunct Instructor

Joseph Klein

Chair of the Division of Composition Studies
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Composition

Erika J. Knapp

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Panayiotis Kokoras

Professor of Composition
Director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia

Jennifer Lane

Professor of Voice

Justin Lavacek

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Brad Leali

Professor of Jazz Saxophone

Paul Leenhouts

Director of Early Music
Director of Baroque Orchestra

Philip Lewis

Professor of Violin

Donald Little

Regents Professor of Tuba

Federico Llach

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

Kimberly Cole Luevano

Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies
Professor of Clarinet

Jeff MacMullen

Adjunct Instructor - Voice

Kristina Caswell MacMullen

Associate Professor of Choral Studies

Natalie Mannix

Associate Professor of Trombone

Craig Marshall

Program Manager for Jazz Lab Band
Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies

Andrew May

Associate Professor of Compostion

William McGinney

Adjunct Instructor - Musicology

Elizabeth McNutt

Director of Nova New Music Ensemble
Principal Lecturer - Flute

Dave Meder

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano
Coordinator of Improvisation

Steven Menard

Associate Professor of Trombone

Paul Metzger

Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Guitar

Stacie Mickens

Associate Professor of Horn

Peter Mondelli

Coordinator of Music Theory
Associate Professor of Music History

Mark Montemayor

Associate Professor of Music Education
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Music Academic Integrity Liaison to the Office of Academic Affairs

Davy Mooney

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Guitar)

Stephen Morscheck

Professor of Vocal Studies

Jessica Muñiz-Collado

Assistant Professor of Music Business

Zvony Nagy

Adjunct Instructor

Jessica Nápoles

Professor of Choral Music Education
Director of Concert Choir

Jon Nelson

Professor of Composition
Coordinator of the Music Electronics Curriculum

Eric Nestler

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Saxophone
Coordinator of Woodwinds

Arash Noori

Adjunct Instructor - Lute, Theorbo & Baroque Guitar

Phillip O. Paglialonga

Associate Professor of Clarinet

Rob Parton

Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet – Lead Trumpet Emphasis
Director of the Two O'Clock Lab Band
Chair of the Division of Jazz Studies

Pamela Mia Paul

Regents Professor of Piano

Sean Robert Powell

Chair, Division of Music Education
Professor of Music Education

April L. Prince

Principal Lecturer in Music History

Elvia Puccinelli

Professor of Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching
Coordinator of Collaborative Piano

Greg Raden

Adjunct Instructor - Clarinet

Catherine Ragland

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Ethnomusicology Area Coordinator
Advisor - Mariachi Águilas de UNT

Gudrun Raschen

Senior Lecturer of Double Bass
Coordinator of Chamber Music Studies

Paul Rennick

Associate Professor of Percussion (Snare Drum, Ensembles)

Sandi Rennick

Adjunct Faculty - Percussion (Marimba)

John W. Richmond

Dean of the College of Music
Professor of Music Education

Jamie Rives

Adjunct Faculty
Clinical Teaching Field Supervisor

Cynthia Roberts

Principal Lecturer in Baroque Violin

Gillian Robertson

Principal Lecturer of Music Theory

Debbie Rohwer

Regents Professor of Music Education
Vice President for Planning and Chief of Staff

Gustavo Romero

Professor of Piano
University Distinguished Research Professor

David Rowland

Adjunct Instructor - Music Education

Stephanie Rhodes Russell

Associate Professor and Music Director of Opera

Nikola Ružević

Associate Professor of Cello

Raquel Samayoa

Associate Professor of Trumpet
Co-Director, UNT Brass Band

Drew Schnurr

Assistant Professor in Composition and Media Arts

James Scott

Dean Emeritus
Adjunct Instructor - Flute

Lynn Seaton

Regents Professor of Jazz Bass

Stephen Slottow

Professor of Music Theory

Ed Smith

Adjunct Instructor - Vibraphone
Director of the Bwana Kumala Gamelan Ensemble

Jeffrey Snider

Associate Professor of Voice

Beth Snyder

Assistant Professor of Music History

Kirsten Soriano

Associate Dean for Operations
Associate Professor of Composition

Poovalur Sriji

Adjunct Instructor - Percussion
Director of the South Indian Cross-Cultural Ensemble

David Stout

Professor of Composition Studies
Coordinator for Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA)

Terri Sundberg

Professor of Flute

Don Taylor

Professor of Music Education
Coordinator of Music Education Ph.D. Studies

Joshua Taylor

Adjunct Instructor of Sacred Music Studies

Kimberly Hannon Teal

Assistant Professor of Jazz History and Research

Scott Tixier

Assistant Professor of Jazz Violin
Director of Jazz String Lab

Andrew Trachsel

Chair, Division of Conducting and Ensembles
Professor of Wind Studies
Conductor of the Wind Orchestra

Willem van Schalkwyk

Opera Coach/Lecturer

Vladimir Viardo

Professor of Piano

Vivek Virani

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Music Theory

Carol Wilson

Professor of Voice

Adam Wodnicki

Regents Professor of Piano

Laehyung Woo

Adjunct Instructor - Piano

Brian Wright

Assistant Professor of Music History

Cyriel Aerts

Director of Piano Services

Destiny Andrews

Assistant Director for Event Management

Michelle Aponte

Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Registration Manager

Dolores August

Career Development Specialist

Cherése Bassett-Sowell

Executive Director of Development

Jordan Batson

Administrative Assistant to Associate Dean for Operations

Maria Baylock

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Music

Ben Bigby

Senior IT Support Manager

Giant Boykin

Development Support Coordinator

Grant Carrington

Senior Academic Advisor

Brian Cheesman

Graduate Office Academic Counselor

HsinHsiung "Willy" Chen

Audio Reinforcement Specialist

Heather Coffin

Administrative Coordinator for Wind Studies

Colleen Conlon

Senior Graduate Academic Counselor

Diana Cooley

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

Justin Cooper

Instrument Coordinator for Brass

Jo Darmon

Associate Academic Advisor

Casey Goldman

Associate Director of Community Engagement and Collaboration

Sarah Goocher

Assistant Director of Admissions

Matt Hardman

Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Matt Hellman

Graphic Design Specialist

Julie Hohman

Technical Director

Scott Krejci

Computer Systems Manager

Ana Lemons

Director of Development

Stephen Lucas

Lead Creative Programmer

Joel MacMillan

Instrument Technician for Strings

Emilita Marin

Assistant Dean for Business and Finance

Craig Marshall

Program Manager for Jazz Lab Band
Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies

Austin Martinez

Director of Recording Services

Brooke Miller

Senior Administrative Coordinator for Community Outreach and Collaboration

Melissa Minick

Senior Academic Counselor

Alejandro Miranda

Piano Technician

Vickie Napier

Administrative Assistant for Budget and Purchasing

Carole Overturf

Administrative Coordinator in the Division of Instrumental Studies

Brennan Scott Pierce

​Computer Lab Supervisor

Carol Pollard

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Alexander Ravitz

Undergraduate Academic Counselor

Katie Rice

Senior Administrative Coordinator for Admissions and Awards

Daniel Rodrigues

Woodwind Repair Technician

Raymond Rowell

Assistant Dean for Scholarships and External Affairs

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

Linda Strube

Concert Programs

Joel Wiley

Director of Admissions

Amy Woods

Budget Officer / Travel

Sebastian Zaberca

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs