Faculty Directory2018-08-09T14:08:35+00:00

Faculty Directory

The School of Music faculty is comprised of highly-trained artists and scholars who are nationally and internationally known and respected. They are also superb and dedicated teachers who are committed to your success. The university core and music curricula uphold high academic and artistic standards and will prepare you well for a professional career in music.


Garcia, Orlando Jacinto | Coordinator of Composition, Composer-in-Residence
Kaufman, Fredrick | Professor Emeritus
Sudol, Jacob | Assistant Professor of Music Technology & Composition, Director of FLEA Ensemble


Alston, Brenton | Coordinator of Instrumental Conducting
Longo, Kathryn K. | Coordinator of Choral Conducting & Director of FIU Choirs
Mendoza, Javier Jose | Director of Orchestral Studies


Ozgen, Mesut  | Coordinator of Classical Guitar Studies


Caban, Ruben | Trombone
Campbell, Gary | Saxophone
Dimas, Francisco | Trumpet
Hacker, James | Director of Brass Choir/FIU Studio Jazz Big Band, Trumpet
Lippincott, Thomas | Jazz Guitar
Lyons, Lisanne | Director of the FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ousley, Jamie | Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Bass
Orta, Michael | Director of the FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble, Piano
Zuniga, Rodolfo | Percussion

Organ and Piano

Gekic, Kemal | Artist-in-Residence, Piano
Lopez, Jose | Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Piano
Schulte, Joanne | Organ
Szklarska, Kamilla | Accompanying Coordinator

Music Business

Felkl, Franz | Music Business
Fuller-Veloz, Karen S. | Coordinator of Music Business
Goyzueta, Chris | Music Business

Music Education

Berglin, Jacob | Instructor
Davenport, Candice | Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Sanchez Adorno, Sandra | Visiting Assistant Professor

Music History

Bonacossa, Federico | Instructor of Music History and Music Theory
Dolata, David | Professor of Musicology
Gomez-Imbert, Luis | Music Appreciation, Double Bass
Grabowksi, Robert “Be-Bop” |  Music History, Jazz
Littley, Marcia | Music History, Chamber Music, Violin
Rackipov, Errol | Music History
Tranquilino, Armando | Music History

Music Technology

Garcia, Orlando Jacinto | Music Technology & Composition
Longo, William | Music Technology, Sound Reinforcement
Sudol, Jacob | Coordinator of Music Technology, Director of FLEA Ensemble

Music Theory

Bonacossa, Federico | Instructor of Music History and Music Theory
Galand, Joel | Associate Professor of Music Theory


Calloway, Jason | Artist-in-Residence, Cello; Member of the Amernet String Quartet
Davidovici, Robert | Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin
Gomez-Imbert, Luis | Double Bass
Klotz, Michael | Artist-in-Residence, Viola; Member of the Amernet String Quartet
Littley, Marcia | Coordinator of String Studies, Violin
Vitenson, Misha | Artist-in-Residence, Violin; Member of the Amernet String Quartet


Dundas, Robert B. | Associate Professor of Vocal Studies, Director of FIU Opera Theater
Khare, Vindhya | Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Soprano
Wilson, Kathleen | Professor of Voice, Soprano
Bracken-Tripp, Scott | Tenor

Wind & Percussion

Alston Brenton F. | Assistant Professor of Wind Studies, Director of FIU Wind Ensemble
Bernhardt Barry | Coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies, Director of Bands
Bertolet, Jay | Tuba and Euphonium
Drayton, James | Oboe
Gilday, Jesse | Clarinet
Hacker, James | Senior Instructor of Trumpet, Director of University Brass Choir and FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Kerley, Eric | Horn
Kricker, John | Trombone
Lakofsky, Elissa | Flute
Salvent, Aldo | Saxophone
Vina, Carlos Felipe | Bassoon
Vina, Karlyn | Percussion
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