Alumni Directory

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] gmail.com
jacobdenny.com

DeSpain, Lisa

BM, 1991

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

Email: DeSpanish [at] aol.com
lisadespain.com

Difalco, Elaine

MA, 2018

Currently in the MFA program in Media Arts at UNT.

Email: ecdifalco [at] hotmail.com

Dixon, Gregory

PhD, 2012

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

Email: gregdixonmusic [at] gmail.com
gregdixonmusic.com

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] bobdorough.com
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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] kaplan.com
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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.


callawayjones.com/stephen-kersten-dunning

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] luc.edu
luc.edu/philosophy/blakedduttonphd.shtml

Edwards, Lynnea

BM, 2005

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

Email: lynnea [at] spiralloop.com
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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] unco.edu
arts.unco.edu

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

Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University.

Email: devans [at] engr.smu.edu
engr.smu.edu/~devans

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