Alumni Directory

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.

Fairchild, Matthew

BM: 1997

Chef and co-owner of Extreme Cuisine Catering (Denton, TX).

Fakhouri, Fouad

DMA: 2006
jp [at]

Music Director/Conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra of North Carolina; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Methodist College (Fayetteville, NC).

Faulk, Richard O.

BM: 1974
rfaulk [at]

Environmental attorney for the firm of Gardere, Wynne, and Sewell, LLP (Houston, TX); benefactor of the Richard and Candace Faulk Composition Scholarship Endowment.

Feezell, Mark

PhD: 2003
music [at]

Freelance composer, arranger, theorist, and teacher; formerly Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC (2003-2006). Currently Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition at Southern Methodist University.

Fellhauer, Ryan

BM: 2015

Fender, Richard Warren, Jr.

MM: 1990
rfender [at]

Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Collin County Community College (Dallas, TX); has worked professionally in computer/electronic music composition, film and video production, communications and design, music performance and digital production, and fine and performance arts.

Fick, Jason

PhD: 2012
fickj [at]

Assistant Professor and Director of Music Technology at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR); previously Associate Professor of Audio Production at the Art Institute of Dallas and at Collin College. (Plano TX).