Alumni Directory

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Collins, Christopher

BM, 1991

Currently on the faculty of the Dallas School of Music.

Email: chris [at]

Collins, Jon

BM, 2003

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

Cook, Jeffrey

BM, 2003

Brooklyn-based freelance composer and collaborative artist.

Email: jeffcookensemble [at]

Cooke, Michael

BM, 1993

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

Email: info [at],

Cooper, Steven

DMA, 1990

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

Email: cooper [at]

Corl, Bradley

BM, 1996

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

Email: Tannerswain [at]

Cornell, Douglas

DMA, 1976

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.

Email: Cornell.Douglas [at]

Cortes, Michael

BM, 2008

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

Email: michael [at]

Cottrell, Jeffrey S.

BM (Composition), 1985  •  MM (Euphonium Performance), 1996  •  DMA (Euphonium Performance), 2004

Assistant Professor of Low Brass, Theory, and Composition at Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX); active as a performer, composer, and arranger.

Email: jcottrell [at]

Covach, Jonathan

BA, 2016

Cox, Ronald

BM (Music Education), 1970  •  MM (Composition), 1976

Retired trumpet teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Email: ronncox [at]
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Cox, Travis

BM, 1965

Cripe, Bret

BM, 1988

AKA Jab. Graduate studies at the University of Redlands (MM 1989); musician, composer, and producer based in the Chicago area. Previously worked as a freelance musician in San Francisco and directed a music program for abused children in Finland.

Email: jab [at]

Crocker, Dean

BM, 1974  •  MM, 1976

Freelance composer, arranger, and music engraver based in Milwaukee, WI.

Email: dcrocker [at]

Crowley, Timothy R.

MM, 1993  •  DMA, 1995

Professor of Music Theory and Composition, Interim Dean of the Graduate School/Assistant Provost for Internationalization, Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS).

Email: tcrowley [at]

Cuellar, Lucio Edilberto

DMA, 2002

North Texas-based composer specializing in algorithmic composition, sound synthesis, multimedia video, and interactive pieces, as well as music for acoustic instruments. Currently teaching in the McKinney Independent School District (McKinney, TX).

Email: lec0003 [at]

D'Agostino, Nicole

BA (Music), 2004

Freelance musician based in New York City; additional studies in music composition at CUNY Brooklyn College (MA 2008).

Email: nikkidag [at]

Daskas, Richard

BM, 2010

Graduate studies in composition at Pennsylvania State University. Freelance composer and game developer.

Email: macros7777 [at]

Daugherty, Michael

BM, 1976

Graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music and Yale University. Professor of Composition, University of Michigan, formerly on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory (1986-1991); composer-in-residence with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1999-2003) and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2001-2003). UNT College of Music Alumni Appreciation Award, 2000.

Email: mkd [at]

Davidson, Dennis

BM, 2006

Freelance musician based in Los Angeles.