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.


Jonathan Eaton

University of North Texas Director of Opera
Professor of Music
Bill and Margot Winspear Chair in Opera Studies

Stephanie Rhodes Russell

Associate Professor and Music Director of Opera

Willem van Schalkwyk

Opera Coach/Lecturer