Graduate Studies

Eastman School of Music DMAs on the Faculties of Selected Music 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 50 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 other music 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

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

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, 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

Florida State University

Katherine Weintraub

Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone

Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 2016

Georgia Tech University

Chaowen Ting

Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies

Orchestral Conducting, 2014

Gettysburg College

Susan Hochmiller Marx

Assistant Professor of Voice, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Director of Opera Workshop

Performance and Literature (Voice), 2008

Humber College, Canada

Shirantha Beddage

Head of Theory and Harmony

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

Mount Allison University

James Kalyn

Associate Professor

Performance and Literature (Saxophone), 1992

New York University, Steinhardt School

Wendy Richman

String Faculty

Performance and Literature (Viola), 2016

Peabody Institute
of The Johns Hopkins University 

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 

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Zhe Tang

Professor of Piano, Vice Dean

Performance and Literature (Piano), 2004

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

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 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

Assistant 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

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 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

Assistant 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

Director of the School of Music, Regents Professor of Music, Saxophone, 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

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