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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.


Alston, Brenton | Instrumental Conducting
Troia, Maibel | Choral Conducting, Concert Choir
Mendoza, Javier Jose | Director of Orchestral Studies


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

Guitar Studio (Instrumental Performance)

Ozgen, Mesut  | Coordinator of Guitar Studio

Jazz Performance

Ahmed, Roxana | Jazz Vocals
Caban, Ruben | Trombone
Campbell, Gary | Saxophone
Dimas, Francisco | Trumpet
Fernandez, David | Saxophone
Hacker, James Trumpet, Ensemble Director of Brass Choir/FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Lippincott, Thomas | Jazz Guitar
Lyons, Lisanne | Jazz Voice, Ensemble Director of the FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ousley, Jamie | Associate Professor, Bass, Coordinator of Jazz Performance
Gomez, Felix | Jazz Piano
Juan Tobon | Jazz Piano, Accompanying
Zuniga, Rodolfo |  Percussion

Organ and Piano Performance

Camino, Nuria | Piano
Gekic, Kemal | Artist-in-Residence & Professor, Piano
Lopez, Jose | Piano, Coordinator of Organ and Piano Performance Studies
Schulte, Joanne | Organ
Szklarska, Kamilla | Accompanying Coordinator
Vidal, Adolfo | Piano, Accompanying
Baitel, Dror | Collaborative Piano

Music Business

Jessica Gloria | Music Business
Seigido, Liza | Music Business
Goyzueta, Chris | Music Business

Music Education

Berglin, Jacob | Assistant Professor
Davenport, Candice | Assistant Professor
Sanchez Adorno, Sandra | Assistant Professor

Music History

Bonacossa, Federico | 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
Frias, John | Music of the World
Mastrovito, Mavy  | Music History

Music Technology

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

Music Theory

Bonacossa, Federico | Assistant Teaching Professor
Galand, Joel | Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chen-Hui Jen | Adjunct, Sight-singing

Strings Studio (Instrumental Performance)

Calloway, Jason | Cello; Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence Ensemble
Davidovici, Robert | Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin
Gomez-Imbert, Luis | Double Bass
Klotz, Michael | Viola; Amernet String Quartet, Artist-in-Residence Ensemble
Littley, Marcia | Violin, Coordinator of Strings Studio
Nagin, Avi | 2nd Violin; Amernet String Quartet, Artist-in-Residence Ensemble
Vitenson, Misha | 1st Violin; Amernet String Quartet, Artist-in-Residence Ensemble

Vocal Performance

Anello, Ann | Musical Theatre
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, Sight Singing,
Oglesby, Donald | Choir Literature

Wind & Percussion Studios (Instrumental Performance)

Alston Brenton F. | Ensemble 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 | Trumpet, Ensemble 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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