Alumni Directory

Davis, Arthur

BM, 1981

De Lisa, Eugene

DMA, 1993

Founder and CTO of Rockhopper Technologies, Inc., specializing in distributed Object Oriented software development, mentoring, and training.

Email: gene [at]

Denny, Jacob

BM, 2015

MM in Contemporary Media/Film Composition from the Eastman School of Music. Currently a freelance composer and sound designer based in New York

Email: jacobddenny [at]

DeSpain, Lisa

BM, 1991

New York-based composer whose work blends jazz, classical, American folk, and theatrical music.

Email: DeSpanish [at]

Difalco, Elaine

MA, 2018

Currently in the MFA program in Media Arts at UNT.

Email: ecdifalco [at]

Dixon, Gregory

PhD, 2012

Assistant Professor of Music and Sound Design at Digipen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA).

Email: gregdixonmusic [at]

Dorough, Robert

BA, 1949

Pianist/singer/songwriter whose distinguished career has spanned several decades; has worked with such notables as Louis Armstrong, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Count Basie, and Miles Davis, but is perhaps best known for composing the music to the "Schoolhouse Rock" series in the 1970s. Distinguished UNT Alumnus, 2002.

Email: bob [at]
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Dorsey, Marcus

BM, 1983

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Dougherty, Patrick III

BM, 1985

Doyle, James

MA, 2014

Doyle, Tyler

BA Music, 2014

Dribus, John

MM, 2002  •  DMA, 2010

Area Director for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

Email: john.dribus [at]
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Drozin, Garth

MM, 1977

Head of the litigation department and lead trial attorney at the Westlake Law Group in the Los Angeles area. He recently completed his first screenplay, The Temple Effect, for a feature-length film and is still involved with music.

Ducote, Philip

BM, 2001

Dunning, Stephen

BM, 2010

(1989-2019) Composer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, and Educator in the State of Texas. Served as a primary faculty member and Music Director of Hearne Elementary School; previous appointments with Harmony Public Schools and Victoria I.S.D. During his lifetime, he was dedicated to promoting new instrumental/vocal programs and music literacy in low-income school districts.

Dutton, Blake D.

BM, 1985

Graduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, 1995). Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago; previous appointments at Cornell, Emory, Georgia State University, and Boston College.

Email: bdutton [at]

Edwards, Lynnea

BM, 2005

Co-owner of the printshop Squid Ink Kollective, based in Denton, TX.

Email: lynnea [at]
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Eggleston, Sam

BM, 1996

Ehle, Robert

BM (Music Theory), 1961  •  MM (Composition), 1965  •  PhD (Music Theory), 1970

Professor of Music Theory and Composition and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado.

Email: robert.ehle [at]

Elliot, Willard

BM, 1945

Widely regarded as one of the world's pre-eminent bassoonists, as well as an active composer (1926-2000). Served in the Houston and Dallas Symphonies prior to his 33-year appointment as principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1964. UNT College of Music Alumni Appreciation Award, 1998.