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 soloists with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the globe.


Adam Gordon

Senior Lecturer of Trumpet and Baroque Trumpet

John Holt

Professor of Trumpet
Brass Area Coordinator

Raquel Samayoa

Associate Professor of Trumpet
Co-Director, UNT Brass Band

Kyle Sherman

Adjunct - Trumpet