Graduate Studies

Eastman School of Music DMA Alumni

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 50 DMA alumni from the past 25 years who are helping to shape the field of music through their work and leadership in a wide variety of institutions.

Some of Eastman’s DMA-granting departments also publish lists of alumni and their professional activities. For more information on alumni in guitar, please click here. For a list of recent graduates in saxophone, please click here. For a list of recent graduates in piano accompanying and chamber music, please click here.

Institution Graduate Position DMA Program
Adams State University Matthew Valverde Associate Professor of Voice Performance and Literature (Voice), 2016
Augustana University Peter Folliard Dean of the School of Music Conducting (Orchestral), 2017
Belmont University Alex Graham Assistant Professor of Saxophone Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, 2009
Buffalo State University (SUNY) Ho Eui Bewlay Associate Professor of Voice Performance and Literature (Voice), 2008
California State University at Long Beach Johannes Müller-Stosch Director of Orchestral Studies, Interim Associate Dean of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Conducting (Orchestral), 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 Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies Conducting (Orchestral), 2014
Gettysburg College Susan Hochmiller Marx Associate Professor of Voice, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Director of Opera Workshop Performance and Literature (Voice), 2008
Humber College, Canada Shirantha Beddage Professor of Music Jazz Studies 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
Kent State University Jungho Kim Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras Conducting (Orchestral), 2015
Mount Allison University James Kalyn Associate Professor Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 1992
Parks Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas Nathan Davy Organist and Associate Director of Music Performance and Literature (Organ), 2014
Peabody Institute
of The Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Puts Professor of Composition Composition, 1999
Peabody Institute
of The Johns Hopkins University
Townsend Plant Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life Performance and Literature (Guitar), 2008
Shanghai Conservatory of Music Zhe Tang Professor of Piano, Vice Dean Performance and Literature (Piano), 2004
St. Olaf College Jun Qian Assistant Professor of Clarinet Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2006
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 A&M International University Mark Boseman Assistant Professor of Percussion Performance and Literature (Percussion), 2014
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 Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles, Director of UBC Symphony Orchestra Conducting (Orchestral), 2012
UCLA Wendy Richman String Faculty Performance and Literature (Viola), 2016
University of Central Arkansas Carolyn Brown Professor of Flute Performance and Literature (Flute), 1998
University of EAFIT, Colombia Andres Gomez Bravo Head of the Piano Department Performance and Literature (Piano), 2011
University of Kentucky Dieter Hennings Associate Professor of Music Performance and Literature (Guitar and Early Music), 2015
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Daniel Pesca Assistant Professor of Piano Composition, 2016
University of Missouri Megan Arns Assistant Professor of Percussion Performance and Literature (Percussion), 2017
University of Missouri Stefan Freund Professor of Composition, Artistic Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative Composition, 2002
University of North Florida Andrea Venet Associate Professor of Percussion and Area Coordinator Performance and Literature (Percussion), 2016
University of Northern Colorado Lauren Jacobson Associate Professor of Clarinet Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2015
University of Oregon David Jacobs Associate Professor of Orchestral Studies and Conducting, Director of the University Symphony Orchestra Conducting (Wind), 2011
University of South Florida Eunmi Ko Associate Professor of Piano Performance and Literature (Piano), 2012
University of South Florida Katherine Weintraub Adjunct Professor of Saxophone Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 2016
University of Tennessee Victor Chavez Assistant Professor of Clarinet Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2013
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Jonathan Guist Associate Professor of Music Performance and Literature (Clarinet), 2004
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
Virginia Commonwealth University Tabatha Easley Associate Professor of Flute Performance and Literature (Flute), 2007
Virginia Tech University Annie Stevens Assistant Professor of Percussion Performance and Literature (Percussion), 2012
Washington State University Greg Yasinitsky Regents Professor of Music, Coordinator of Saxophone and Composition Composition, 1995
West Virginia University Erin Ellis Assistant Professor of Cello Performance and Literature (Cello), 2010
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Jonathan Paget Associate Dean Performance and Literature (Guitar), 2003
Wilfrid Laurier University Cindi Johnston Turner Dean of the Faculty of Music Conducting (Wind), 2004
William Paterson University David Demsey Professor, Coordinator of Jazz Studies Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 1989