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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 more than 150 faculty members include winners of the Grammy Award, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, and soloists with world-renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras.

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José M. Aponte

Principal Lecturer of Drum Set and Latin Percussion
Director of the Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Director of the Brazilian Ensemble
Director of the Latin Jazz Lab Band
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Jennifer Barnes

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

Steve Barnes

Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Percussion

Alan Baylock

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

Rodney Booth

Principal Lecturer of Jazz Trumpet
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Quincy Davis

Associate Professor of Jazz Percussion

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
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Rosana Eckert

Principal Lecturer of Vocal Jazz
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Nick Finzer

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone
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Noel Johnston

Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Guitar
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Brad Leali

Professor of Jazz Saxophone

Federico Llach

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music
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Craig Marshall

Program Manager for Jazz Lab Band
Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies

Dave Meder

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano

Paul Metzger

Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Guitar

Davy Mooney

Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies (Guitar)

Jessica Muñiz-Collado

Assistant Professor of Music Business
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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
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Lynn Seaton

Regents Professor of Jazz Bass
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Kimberly Hannon Teal

Assistant Professor of Jazz History and Research

Scott Tixier

Assistant Professor of Jazz Violin
Coordinator of Jazz Performance Fundamentals for Strings I & II
Director of Jazz String Lab
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Craig Marshall

Program Manager for Jazz Lab Band
Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies
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Madison Russell

Administrative Coordinator
Division of Jazz Studies