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.


Molly Fillmore

Professor of Voice
Chair of the Division of Vocal Studies

Jaymee Haefner

Associate Professor of Harp
Director of Graduate Studies

Steven Harlos

Professor of Piano
Professor of Collaborative Piano
Chair of Keyboard Studies

David Heetderks

Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chair, Division of History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

Warren Henry

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Music Education

Joseph Klein

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

Mark Montemayor

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

Rob Parton

Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet – Lead Trumpet Emphasis
Chair of the Division of Jazz Studies
Director of the Two O'Clock Lab Band

Sean Robert Powell

Professor of Music Education
Chair of the Division of Music Education

John W. Richmond

Dean of the College of Music
Professor of Music Education

Kirsten Soriano

Associate Dean for Operations
Associate Professor of Composition

Andrew Trachsel

Professor of Wind Studies
Chair of the Division of Conducting and Ensembles
Conductor of the Wind Orchestra

Emilita Marin

Assistant Dean for Business and Finance

John W. Richmond

Dean of the College of Music
Professor of Music Education

Raymond Rowell

Assistant Dean for Scholarships and External Affairs