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Faculty Directory

The School of Music faculty is comprised of highly trained performers, conductors, scholars, and composers who are nationally and internationally known and respected. They are also superb and dedicated educators 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 | Orchestral Conducting


Garcia, Orlando Jacinto | Coordinator of Composition, Composer-in-Residence

Kaufman, Fredrick | Professor Emeritus

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, University Brass Choir & FIU Studio Jazz Big Band Ensemble Director

Lippincott, Thomas | Jazz Guitar

Lyons, Lisanne | Jazz Vocals, FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Director

Ousley, Jamie | Coordinator of Jazz Performance; Associate Professor, Bass

Gomez, Felix | Jazz Piano

Savlent, Aldo | Saxophone

Tobon, Juan | Jazz Piano, Accompanying

Zuniga, Rodolfo | Percussion

Organ and Piano Performance

Camino, Nuria | Piano

Gekic, Kemal | Artist-in-Residence & Professor, Piano

Lopez, Jose | Coordinator of Organ and Piano Performance Studies, Piano

Schulte, Joanne | Organ

Szklarska, Kamilla | Accompanying Coordinator

Vidal, Adolfo | Piano, Accompanying

Baitel, Dror | Collaborative Piano

Music Business

Fuller-Veloz, Karen S. | Music Business

Gloria, Jessica | 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

Scherker, Steven | Adjunct 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, Johnny | 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 | Coordinator of Strings Studio, Violin

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, FIU Opera Theater Director

Khare, Vindhya | Coordinator of Vocal Performance, Soprano

Wilson, Kathleen | Professor of Voice, Soprano

Oglesby, Donald | Choir Literature

Wind & Percussion Studios (Instrumental Performance)

Alston Brenton F. | FIU Wind Ensemble Director

Bernhardt Barry | Coordinator of Wind, Brass & Percussion; Director of Bands

Bertolet, Jay | Tuba and Euphonium

Drayton, James | Oboe

Gilday, Jesse | Clarinet

Hacker, James | Trumpet, University Brass Choir and FIU Studio Jazz Big Band Director

Rodriguez, Raul | French Horn

Kricker, John | Trombone

Lakofsky, Elissa | Flute

Vina, Carlos Felipe | Bassoon

Vina, Karlyn | Percussion