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.


Elizabeth Chappell

Assistant Professor
String Music Education

Michael Crawford

Adjunct Instructor - Percussion (Methods Courses)

Crystal Lynn Gerrard-Ramirez

Assistant Professor of Music Education (Instrumental)

Warren Henry

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Music Education

Jamey Kelley

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

Erika J. Knapp

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Mark Montemayor

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

Jessica Nápoles

Professor of Choral Music Education
Director of Concert Choir

Sean Powell

Chair of the Division of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music Education

John W. Richmond

Dean of the College of Music
Professor of Music Education

Debbie Rohwer

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

David Rowland

Adjunct Instructor - Music Education

Don Taylor

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

Laura Russell

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