Alumni Directory

Denny, Jacob

BM: 2015
jacobddenny [at]

Currently in the MM program in Contemporary Media/Film Composition at the Eastman School of Music.

DeSpain, Lisa

BM: 1991
DeSpanish [at]

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

Difalco, Elaine

MM: 2018
ecdifalco [at]

Dixon, Gregory

PhD: 2012
gregdixonmusic [at]

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

Dorough, Robert

BA: 1949
bob [at]

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.

Dorsey, Marcus

BM: 1983

Dougherty, Patrick III

BM: 1985

Doyle, James

MA: 2014

Doyle, Tyler

BA Music: 2014

Dribus, John

MM: 2002 DMA: 2010
john.dribus [at]

Area Director for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

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

Composer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, and Educator in the State of Texas. Currently a primary faculty member and Music Director of Hearne Elementary School; previous appointments with Harmony Public Schools and Victoria I.S.D. Focus on promoting new instrumental/vocal programs and music literacy in low-income school districts.

Dutton, Blake D.

BM: 1985
bdutton [at]

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.

Edwards, Lynnea

BM: 2005
lynnea [at]

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

Eggleston, Sam

BM: 1996

Ehle, Robert

BM (Music Theory): 1961 MM (Composition): 1965 PhD (Music Theory): 1970
robert.ehle [at]

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

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.

Esperilla-Garcia, Efrain Ernesto

MM: 1991 DMA: 2002

Cultural advisor for the state governor of Chiapas, Mexico; music coordinator and artistic director for Canto Nuevo State Chamber Choir.

Evans, Donald

MM (Music Education): 1979 MS (Computer Science Systems): 1984 DMA (Composition): 1987
devans [at]

Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University.