Faculty and Staff - University of Houston
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Meet the Faculty

Brian Kai ChinMargaret Alkek & Margaret Alkek Williams Endowed Chair


David Bertman Director of Bands
Cameron Kubos Director of Athletic Bands and Spirit Groups
Sean Phelan  Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
Dana Pradervand Associate Director, Bands, Division Head, Winds and Brass


Mark Barton Affiliate Artist in Tuba
Kevin Fenske Affiliate Artist in Euphonium
Phillip Freeman Affiliate Artist in Trombone 
Mark Hughes Affiliate Artist in Trumpet
Robert Johnson Affiliate Artist in French Horn
Brian Kauk Affiliate Artist in Trombone
Gavin Reed Professor of Practice, French Horn
Jim Vassallo Affiliate Artist in Trumpet

Choral Studies

Alex Koppel Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Music
Betsy Weber Director of Choral Studies


Rob Smith Professor and Coordinator of Composition, Director of AURA Contemporary Ensemble
Marcus Maroney Associate Professor of Composition, Director of Graduate Studies
David Ashley White Professor Emeritus of Composition


Franz Krager Director of Orchestral Studies


Jeremy Garcia Affiliate Artist in Guitar


Hope Cowan Affiliate Artist in Harp

Music Education

Cora Bigwood Lecturer in Music Education
Julie Derges Associate Professor of Music Education, Division Head of Music Education
Erin Hansen Assistant Professor of Music Education
Emily McGinnis Professor of Practice, Music Education
Cory Meals Assistant Professor in Music Education
Mary Neeley Stevens Student Teaching Supervisor
Student Teaching Supervisor
Chapman Welch Lecturer in Music Technology


Noe Marmolejo Director of Jazz Studies
Gregory Petito Affiliate Artist in Guitar
Gary Norian Affiliate Artist in Jazz Piano
Michael Wheeler Affiliate Artist in Guitar


Timothy Hester Professor of Piano, Division Head of Piano, Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts
Tali Morgulis Associate Professor of Piano
Daryl Robinson Assistant Professor of Organ
Andrew Staupe Assistant Professor of Piano
Brian Suits Instructional Professor of Accompanying
Todd Van Kekerix Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy


Paul Bertagnolli Associate Professor of Musicology
Kathryn Caton Lecturer of Musicology
Matthew Dirst Professor and Coordinator of Musicology
Howard Pollack Professor of Musicology


Kathleen Belcher Artistic Director, Moores Opera Center and Professor of Practice
Keith Chambers Music Director, Moores Opera Center and Visiting Assistant Professor in Conducting


Luke Hubley Affiliate Artist
Alec Warren Instructional Assistant Professor of Percussion
Blake Wilkins Professor of Percussion, Division Head of Percussion 


Amber Archibald-Sešek Professor of Practice, Viola
Wayne Brooks Affiliate Artist in Viola
Eunghee Cho Professor of Practice, Cello
Anthony Kitai Affiliate Artist in Cello
Mann-Wen Lo  Professor of Practice, Violin 
Eric Larson Affiliate Artist of Double Bass
Kirsten Yon Associate Professor of ViolinDivision Head of Strings

Music Theory

Paul Garza Lecturer
Jonathan Guez Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Timothy Koozin Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory
Ji Yeon Lee Assistant Professor of Music Theory
John Snyder Professor of Music Theory


Zachary Averyt Visiting Assistant Professor in Voice and
Daniel Belcher Instructional Assistant Professor of Voice
Cynthia Clayton Professor of Voice, Division Head of Voice Studies 
Timothy Jones Professor of Voice
Melanie Sonnenberg Professor of Voice
Hector Vásquez Instructional Associate Professor of Voice 


Yevgeny Dokshansky Professor of Practice, Clarinet, and Head of Woodwinds
Adam Dinitz Affiliate Artist in Oboe/English Horn
Jonathan Fischer Affiliate Artist in Oboe
Randall Griffin Affiliate Artist in Clarinet
Sasha Potiomkin Affiliate Artist in Clarinet
Chester Rowell Affiliate Artist in Clarinet
Aralee Dorough Affiliate Artist in Flute
Peggy Russell Affiliate Artist in Flute
Elise Wagner Affiliate Artist in Bassoon
Woody Witt Affiliate Artist in Saxophone
Tyler Martin Affiliate Artist in Flute

Meet the Staff

Alan Austin Director, Texas Music Festival, Lack Master Series
Jason Burton   Building Coordinator, Assistant Theater Manager
Stacia Morgan Dunn Assistant Director of Advising 
Karina Duran   Department Business Administrator
Dinah Hidalgo Financial Coordinator II 
Sarah Hardin Administrative Assistant  
Kelly Ibarra Admissions Manager
Kristi Johnson Theater Manager
Jeremy Johnson Managing Director, Programs and Strategy
Deforest Jones  Front Desk Manager 
Jennifer Lanham Ensemble Support and Events Manager
Marcus Maroney Director of Graduate Studies
Raymond Pina  Assistant Manager of IT
Daryl Robinson Director of Undergraduate Studies
Vacant Manager of AV Services 
Corbin Sturch Piano Technician