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.


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

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

Musical Instrument Repair Coordinator/Brass Repair Technician

Jo Darmon

Associate Academic Advisor

Casey Goldman

Associate Director of Community Engagement and Collaboration

Sarah Goocher

Assistant Director of Admissions
Camps Coordinator

Blake Hardesty

Graphic Design Specialist

Matt Hardman

Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Julie Hohman

Director, Murchison Performing Arts Center

Sveva Inofuentes

Assistant Director of Recording Services

William Karceski

Program Project Specialist

Katy Kinard

Senior Administrative Coordinator for Awards and Admissions

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

Adjunct Instructor - Jazz Studies
Program Manager for Jazz Lab Band

Michael Martin

Administrative Coordinator, Division of Jazz Studies

Austin Martinez

Director of Recording Services

Melissa Minick

Senior Academic Counselor

Alejandro Miranda

Director of Piano Services

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

John W. Richmond

Dean of the College of Music
Professor of Music Education

Caden Ridge

Graduate Academic Counselor

Daniel Rodrigues

Woodwind Repair Technician

Alexis Roelke

Associate Academic Advisor

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

Dan Schulz

Audio Technical Director

Linda Strube

Concert Programs

Sarah Trachsel

Concert & Events Scheduling Coordinator

Joel Wiley

Director of Admissions

Amy Woods

Budget Officer / Travel

Sebastian Zaberca

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs