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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.

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Jeff Bradetich

Regents Professor of Double Bass

Julia Bushkova

Professor of Violin
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Elizabeth Chappell

Assistant Professor
String Music Education

Horacio Contreras

Associate Professor of Cello
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Susan Dubois

Coordinator of Strings
Regents Professor of Viola and Chamber Music
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Daphne Gerling

Assistant Professor of Viola
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Jaymee Haefner

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Harp
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Thomas Johnson

Assistant Professor of Guitar
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Eunice Keem

Adjunct Instructor - Violin

Chloé Kiffer

Assistant Professor of Violin
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Philip Lewis

Professor of Violin
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Arash Noori

Adjunct Instructor - Lute, Theorbo & Baroque Guitar
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Felix Olschofka

Associate Dean for Operations
Professor of Violin
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Gudrun Raschen

Senior Lecturer of Double Bass
Coordinator of Chamber Music Studies

Cynthia Roberts

Principal Lecturer in Baroque Violin

Nikola Ružević

Associate Professor of Cello
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Lynn Seaton

Regents Professor of Jazz Bass
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Scott Tixier

Assistant Professor of Jazz Violin
Coordinator of Jazz Performance Fundamentals for Strings I & II
Director of Jazz String Lab