Graduate Studies

Eastman School of Music DMAs on the Faculties of Selected Educational Institutions

We are very proud of the accomplishments of the distinguished alumni from Eastman’s DMA-granting disciplines, many of whom are teaching and leading at musical institutions and schools around the world. The following list offers a sample, rotating list of DMA alumni from the past 30 years who are helping to shape the field of music through their work in a wide variety of colleges, universities, and music institutions.

Institution Graduate Position DMA Program
Adams State University Matthew Valverde Assistant Professor of Voice Performance and Literature (Voice), 2016
Augustana University Jungho Kim Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras Orchestral Conducting, 2015
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Nathan Davy Assistant Organist Performance and Literature (Organ), 2014 
Baylor University Jun Qian Assistant Professor of Clarinet Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2006
California State University at Long Beach Johannes Müller-Stosch Director of Orchestral Studies, Director of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Orchestral Conducting, 2008
California State University, Northridge Steve Thachuk Professor of Guitar, Head of Guitar Studies, Graduate Studies Coordinator Performance and Literature (Guitar), 1999
Eastern Michigan University Joel Schoenhals Professor of Piano Performance and Literature (Piano), 1998
Georgia Tech University Chaowen Ting Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies Orchestral Conducting, 2014
Humber College, Canada Shirantha Beddage Head of Theory and Harmony Performance and Literature (Jazz and Contemporary Media), 2007
Illinois University Jonathan Keeble Professor of Flute, Chair of the Woodwind Division Performance and Literature (Flute), 1996
Indiana State University Kurt Fowler Professor of Music Performance and Literature (Cello), 1996
New York University, Steinhardt School Wendy Richman String Faculty Performance and Literature (Viola), 2016
Northwestern University Mallory Thompson Professor of Conducting and Ensembles Conducting, 1985
Peabody Institute
of The Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Conservatory)
Kevin Puts Composition Faculty Composition, 1999
Peabody Institute
of The Johns Hopkins University
Townsend Plant Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life Performance and Literature (Guitar), 2008 
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City Jennifer Pascual Director of Music Performance and Literature (Organ), 2001
Syracuse University Anne Laver Assistant Professor of Applied Music and Performance (Organ), University Organist Performance and Literature (Organ), 2011
Syracuse University Nicolas Scherzinger Associate Professor of Composition, Chair of the Department of Music Composition, Theory, and History Composition, 2000
Texas State University  Daria Rabotkina Assistant Professor and Artist/Teacher of Piano Performance and Literature (Piano), 2012
The New School Kate Maroney Faculty of Voice and Opera Department Performance and Literature (Voice), 2010
United States Army Field Band Sean Owen Flutist Performance and Literature (Flute), 2009
University of British Columbia Jonathan Girard Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles, Director of UBC Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Conducting, 2012
University of Central Arkansas Carolyn Brown Professor of Flute Performance and Literature (Flute), 1998
University of Chicago Daniel Pesca Director of Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence Composition, 2016
University of EAFIT, Colombia Andres Gomez Bravo Head of Piano Performance and Literature (Piano), 2011
University of Georgia Cindi Johnston Turner Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Conducting Area Chair Wind Conducting, 2004
University of Kentucky Dieter Hennings Associate Professor of Music Performance and Literature (Guitar and Early Music), 2015 
University of Maryland Michael Votta Professor of Wind Conducting, Director of Bands Wind Conducting, 1986
University of Missouri Stefan Freund Professor of Composition, Artistic Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative Composition, 2002
University of Northern Colorado Lauren Jacobson Assistant Professor of Music Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2015
University of Oregon David Jacobs Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Conducting, Director of the University Symphony Orchestra Wind Conducting, 2011
University of South Florida Eunmi Ko Assistant Professor of Piano Performance and Literature (Piano), 2012
University of Western Australia Suzanne Wijsman Associate Professor in School of Music Performance and Literature (Cello), 1991
University of Wisconsin at River Falls David Milne Professor of Music in Saxophone/Jazz Studies, Chair of the Music Department Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 2000
Washington State University Greg Yasinitsky Director of the School of Music, Regents Professor of Music, Saxophone, Composition Composition, 1995
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Jonathan Paget Associate Dean Performance and Literature (Guitar), 2003
Western Carolina University David Belcher Chancellor Performance and Literature (Piano), 1989
William Paterson University David Demsey Professor, Coordinator of Jazz Studies Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 1989