Alumni Directory

Carlin, Rachel

BM: 1995

Carrington, Grant

BM: 2018
grant.a.carrington [at]

Carson, Charles

MM: 1987 DMA: 1994

Carter, Kristopher

BM: 1993
info [at]

Los Angeles-based composer and orchestrator for films and television; founding partner of Dynamic Music Partners.

Chan, Daniel James

BM: 2004
contact [at]

Master's degree in composition from Southern Methodist University and graduate of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the University of Southern California. Currently a freelance composer, orchestrator, and conductor based in the Los Angeles area.

Chang, Debra

MM: 1983 DMA: 1991
jazzkoo [at]

Freelance composer, educator, vocalist, pianist and organist, based in Bellingham, Washington.

Chapman, Davis

MM: 1986

Dallas-based computer programmer, software designer, consultant, and author of several books on computers.

Charke, Derek

BM: 1996
derek.charke [at]

Master's degree in flute performance and PhD in composition from SUNY Buffalo. Currently Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia).

Chatham, Rick

MM: 1993

Founder/Director of Research & Technology at Fellowship Technologies, LP (Irving, TX).

Cheney, Stuart

BM (Composition): 1985 MM (Musicology): 1989
s.cheney [at]

Doctoral studies at the University of Maryland (PhD Musicology, 2002); Assistant Professor of Musicology Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX); previously on the faculties of Southern Methodist University, Goucher College, the University of Maryland, and Vanderbilt University.

Cheng, Chien-Wen

DMA: 2007

Currently teaches harmony courses and composition lessons at National Ping Tung University (Ping Tung, Taiwan).

Choi, Da Jeong

PhD: 2011
dajeong_choi [at]

Chong, Lok-Shing (Daniel)

MM: 1993

Vice Principal of Hong Kong International Institute of Music.

Choyce, Alexander

BA Music: 2014
alexchoyce [at]

Currently a freelance composer in the Katy/Houston area.

Cieminski, Theresa

MM (Composition and Vocal Performance): 1998

Freelance vocalist, composer, and voice instructor; currently on the voice faculty of Eastfield College (Dallas, TX).

Cleveland, Geoffrey

BM: 1986

Jazz composer and performer based in Denver, CO. Currently leader of Hate Camels, an instrumental band that combines jazz, metal, prog-rock, and comedy; previous bands include Emergency Broadcast Players, Sons of Armageddon, and tissues4issues.

Cockle, Christopher

BM: 1995

Colaruotolo, John

BM: 1999 MA (Music - Composition/Philosophy): 2005
colaruotolo [at]

Lead Collaborative Learning Specialist at Collective Next, a Boston-based consulting firm specializing in collaboration.

Collins, Christopher

BM: 1991
chris [at]

Currently on the faculty of the Dallas School of Music.

Collins, Jon

BM: 2003

Video artist/director/producer based in Denton, TX.