Faculty and Staff

Our faculty of performers, composers, scholars and researchers are dedicated to providing our 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 are soloists with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the globe.


Ermir Bejo

Adjunct Instructor

Bruce Broughton

Media Composer-in-Residence

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

Regents Professor

Richard DeRosa

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

Rosana Eckert

Principal Lecturer of Vocal Jazz

Jeffrey Hepker

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music

Sungji Hong

Assistant Professor of Composition

Joseph Klein

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

Panayiotis Kokoras

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

Federico Llach

Assistant Professor of Commercial Music
Commercial Music Coordinator

Andrew May

Associate Professor of Compostion

Elizabeth McNutt

Principal Lecturer in Flute
Director of Nova New Music Ensemble

Jon Nelson

Professor of Composition
Coordinator of the Music Electronics Curriculum

Drew Schnurr

Assistant Professor of Composition and Media Arts

Kirsten Soriano

Associate Dean for Operations
Associate Professor of Composition

David Stout

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

Colleen Conlon

Senior Graduate Academic Counselor

Stephen Lucas

Lead Creative Programmer

Carol Pollard

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Laura Russell

Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Music History/Theory/Ethnomusicology (MHTE), Music Education and Composition Studies Divisions