Faculty Directory2023-01-26T16:00:55-05:00

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

Mendoza, Javier Jose | Orchestral Conducting

Millard, Erynn M. | Choral Conducting, Director of Choral Activities


Garcia, Orlando Jacinto | Distinguished University Professor

Kaufman, Fredrick | Professor Emeritus

Guitar Studio (Instrumental Performance)

Ozgen, Mesut  | Coordinator of Guitar Studio

Jazz Performance

Afonso, Ludwig | Jazz Percussion

Caban, Ruben | Trombone

Campbell, Gary | Saxophone

Dimas, Francisco | Trumpet

Eckroth, Michael | Assistant Professor, Jazz Piano

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

Zeichner, Steffen | Jazz Violin

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 | Piano

Music Business

Veloz, Karen S.F. | Music Business

Gloria, Jessica | Music Business

Goyzueta, Chris | Music Business

Hillbery, David | Music Business Production Studio

Restrepo, Mariana | Music Business Recording Studio

Spiegel, Russ | Music Business Production Studio

Music Education

Sanchez Adorno, Sandra | Assistant Professor

Romero-Sardiñas, Alicia | Visiting 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 Appreciation, Chamber Music, Violin

Mastrovito, Mavy | Music Appreciation

Rackipov, Errol | Music History

Tranquilino, Armando | Music History

Frias, Johnny | Music of the World

Music Technology

Sudol, Jacob | Coordinator of Music Technology, Director of FLEA Ensemble

Music Theory

Bonacossa, Federico | Assistant Teaching Professor

Galand, Joel | Associate Professor of Music Theory

Wrangell, Catalina von | Sight Singing

Musical Theatre

Moore, Stephannie | Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Strings Studio (Instrumental Performance)

Calloway, Jason | Cello; Amernet String Quartet, Artist-in-Residence Ensemble

Davidovici, Robert | Artist-in-Residence, 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

Mendoza, Eleanor | Voice

Wilson, Kathleen | Professor of Voice, Soprano

Wind & Percussion Studios (Instrumental Performance)

Alston Brenton F. | Assistant Teaching Professor

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

Bertolet, Jay | Tuba and Euphonium

Brisson, Noah J. | Saxophone

Drayton, James | Oboe

Gilday, Jesse | Clarinet

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

Kricker, John | Trombone

Lakofsky, Elissa | Flute

Rodriguez, Raul | French Horn

Williams, Colin | Percussion