Alumni Directory

Chapman, Davis

MM: 1986

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

Charke, Derek

BM: 1996
dcharke [at]

Master's degree in flute performance and PhD in composition from SUNY Buffalo. Currently Assistant 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.

Cook, Jeffrey

BM: 2003
jeffcookensemble [at]

Brooklyn-based freelance composer and collaborative artist.

Cooke, Michael

BM: 1993
info [at]

San Francisco-based performer and composer, founder of Black Hat Records. Performer and composer with the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra.

Cooper, Steven

DMA: 1990
cooper [at]

Arkansas-based composer of choral and brass music, musical comedies, opera, and several screenplays.

Corl, Bradley

BM: 1996
Tannerswain [at]

AKA Tanner Swain; singer/songwriter/guitarist/lap steel/bassist and producer based in Austin, TX.

Cornell, Douglas

DMA: 1976
Cornell.Douglas [at]

Former Professor of Music at Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX) and former music director of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, TX). Currently working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Cortes, Michael

BM: 2008
michael [at]

Currently in the master's composition program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.