Alumni Directory

Hughes, Phillip

BM, 1962  •  MM, 1962

Currently enjoying retirement playing Jacobean consort music on the viola da gamba and studying those things for which a career left no time. Retired in 2007 as principal technical software architect from the Computer Sciences Corporation after 37 years in the commercial software industry.

Email: hughes.tepley [at]
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Hughes, Russell

MM, 1994

Assistant band director at Gene Pike Middle School (Justin, TX), where he teaches beginner brass classes, Symphonic and Concert bands, and assists with the Wind Ensemble.

Email: rhughes [at]

Hunnicutt, Len

BM, 1983

Graduate studies in Music Education at Georgia Southern University; currently teaching music at Metter Elementary School (Metter, GA).

Hunt, Preston

BM, 1990

Hutchison, Warner

MM, 1956  •  PhD, 1971

Professor Emeritus and former Composer-in-Residence and Music Department chair at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM); previously taught at Houghton College (1956-58) and at Union University (1959-66).

Im, Bora

BM, 2008

Professional diploma studies in film scoring and contemporary writing and production at Berklee College of Music. Currently a music instructor at Lone Star Music Academy (Flower Mound, TX).

Email: dreameribr [at]

Ireland, Taylor

BA (Music), 2002

Composer, music producer, supervisor, and founder of Modus Novus Musik, specializing in the creation, production, and licensing of music for visual media.

Irvin, Nat

DMA, 1987

Founder and President of Future Focus 2020, Strickler Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Management at the University of Louisville College of Business, and Visiting Executive Professor at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC).

Email: nat.irvin [at]

Jackson, Jonathan

BM (Music Education), 2010  •  MA (Composition), 2012

Performer and intermedia artist based in Denton, TX.

Email: [at]
Jacob Thiede

Jacob Thiede

DMA, 2020

Email: JacobThiede [at]

Job, Lynn

MM, 1988  •  DMA, 1998

Freelance composer based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Email: info [at]

Johansen, Benjamin

PhD, 2012

Lecturer of Composition and Computer Music at Baylor University, where he also manages the Arts Research Coalition.

Email: B_Johansen [at]
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Jones, Horace C.

BM, 1997

Jones, Kevin

BM (Music Education), 1978

Composer, writer, and educator based in upstate New York; graduate degrees from New England Conservatory and MIT.

Email: info [at]

Jurcisin, Mark

BM, 1983

Graduate studies in composition at Montclair State University (MA 1986) and Temple University (DMA 2005). Currently Associate Professor of Music at Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ).

Email: markj [at]

Kahler, Elyse

MA, 2013

DMA in Composition from Texas Tech University; currently on the faculty of the University of Texas, Arlington.

Email: etkahler [at]

Kanozik, Nicholas

BM, 2009

Currently in the master's composition program at Mills College.

Email: kazoink222 [at]

Kappaz, Philip

BM (Music Education), 1981  •  DMA (Composition), 1994

Senior Manager for CSC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Email: pkappaz [at]

Kawamoto, Hideko

BM (Piano Performance), 1992  •  MM (Piano Performance), 1995  •  DMA (Composition), 2002

Freelance composer/pianist based in Southern California. Formerly Assistant Professor and Chair of Music Department at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina (2000-2003).

Email: info.kawamoto [at]

Kawamoto, Hisashi

MM, 1997