Music Faculty

Full time faculty in alphabetical order.                                                Back to Music page

Dr. Susan Berdahl

Susan Berdahl

B.M., University of Iowa
M.M., University of Miami
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Areas of teaching:

Flute, Music History, Chamber Ensembles, Woodwind Class


Dr. Colin Cambpell

Colin Campbell

B.M., M.M., University of Port Elizabeth
Ph.D., North-West University

Areas of teaching:

Organ, Collaborative pianist


Ms. Dana Crabtree

Dana Crabtree

B.M., M.M., Louisiana State University

Areas of Teaching

Choir, Voice, Aural Training, Vocal Pedagogy


Dr. Friedrich Gechter

Fritz Gechter

B.M., Central Washington University
M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Teaching:

Piano, Music Theory, Class Piano


Dr. Yu-Mei Huang

Yu-Mei Huang

B.M., Soo-Chow University, Taipei, Taiwan
B.M., M.M., Florida International University
D.M.A., University of Miami

Areas of teaching:

Violin, Viola, String Class, Music Theory, Music Apprecaition, piano


Dr. James Moyer

James Moyer

B.M., Susquehanna University
M.M., DMA, University of Oklahoma

Areas of teaching:

Director of Bands, Percussion, Marching Band Class, Percussion Class


Mr. Jerry Quintero

Jerry Quintero

B.M., North Texas State University
M.S. in Education, Texas A&M International University

Areas of Teaching:

Jazz Band, Class Piano, American Pop Music


Dr. Gilberto Soto

Gilberto Soto

B.Ed., Universidad Autonoma del Noreste
B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.M., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Areas of Teaching:

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Music Education, Music and Children, Problems of Music Studies
Guitar Class Methods


Mr. Brendan Townsend

Brendan Townsend

Diplomate, Cork School of Music
Licentiate, Trinity College London
Docerend Musicus, Uitvoerend Musicas, Conservatorium Maastricht, Netherlands

Areas of Teaching

Orchestra, Cello, Bass, Conducting

Mr. Osvaldo Zapata

O. Zapata

BM, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
MM, University of South Carolina
Performance Certificate - University of South Carolina

Areas of Teaching

Applied Trumpet, Hotrn, Mariachi Band

Adjunct Applied Faculty

Tomas Aguilar- trombone
B.M., Texas A&M Corpus Christi
M.A. Education, Texas A&M International University

Lorraine Dinkel-  percussion
B.M., Shenandoah University
M.M., University of Missouri
M.S.Guidance and Counseling, Missouri State University

John R. Reimund-  low brass
B.M.E., M.M., West Texas A&M University

Martha Saywell  - piano, piano accompanying, piano class
B. A., Murray State University
M. M, University of Wisconsin
D. M. A., University of Wisconsin

Sara Zapata - Aural Training
BM, MM - University of South Carolina
Performance Certificate - University of South Carolina

Dr. Xiaohu Zhou-  woodwinds, music technology, Chinese
B.M. in Music, Conservatory of Music at Lynn University
M.M., University of Miami
D.M.A., University of Miami




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