Alumni Directory

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).

Fieldsteel, Eli

MM: 2010

Currently in the doctoral composition program at the University of Texas.

Figg, Graham Elliot

BM: 2002 MM: 2008
figsmale [at]

Composer and keyboardist specializing in early music performance practices and altered tuning systems. Currently in the Graduate Diploma program in Early Music (harpsichord) at The Juilliard School.

Fischer, Gilbert

MM (Composition): 1949 MA (English): 1950

Formerly on the faculties of Southern Illinois University (music) and the City Colleges of Chicago and Purdue University-Calumet (philosophy and humanities).

Fisher, Jonathan

BM: 1992

Graduate studies in composition (MM and DM) at Northwestern University; collaborative new media/installation artist based in Dripping Springs, TX.

Fletcher, Roy

BM: 1998

Floréz, Alejandro

BM (Jazz Studies): 2003 MM (Jazz Studies; related field in Composition): 2005

Guitarist, teacher, and composer based in New York City; active in the jazz and urban music scene in Colombia, where he performis regularly at local venues and festivals.

Floyd, James

DMA: 2000
james_floyd [at]

Public Services Coordinator for the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University (Waco, TX).

Forbis, Jack

BA (Music): 2003 MM (Music Education; related field in Composition): 2005
jack.forbis [at]

Band director at Krum Middle School (Krum, TX).

Ford, Barry

BM: 1992

Forrest, Cody W.

BM: 2010
cwforrest [at]

Graduate studies at Syracuse University (MM); currently in the doctoral composition program at New England Conservatory.

Fox, Duncan

BM: 1986

Graduate studies at the Baylor University School of Law; Deputy General Counsel for the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1998.

Fox, West

BM: 2019
westafox [at]

West is currently a graduate student in composition at UNT and is also a performer and percussion educator around Texas.

Frank, Robert J.

MM: 1988 DMA: 1995
robfrank [at]

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Composition and Music Theory, Southern Methodist University