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.


Joshua Habermann

Adjunct Instructor - Choral Literature

Allen Hightower

Director of Choral Studies
Director of A Cappella Choir
Director of Vox Aquilae
Director of Grand Chorus

Jamey Kelley

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

Kristina Caswell MacMullen

Associate Professor of Choral Studies

Jessica Nápoles

Professor of Choral Music Education
Director of Concert Choir