Alumni Directory

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]

Fairchild, Matthew

BM, 1997

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

Fakhouri, Fouad

DMA, 2006

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

Email: jp [at]

Faulk, Richard O.

BM, 1974

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

Email: rfaulk [at]

Feezell, Mark

PhD, 2003

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.

Email: music [at]

Fellhauer, Ryan

BM, 2015

Fender, Richard Warren, Jr.

MM, 1990

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.

Email: rfender [at]

Fick, Jason

PhD, 2012

Assistant Professor and Director of Music Technology at Oregon State University; previously Associate Professor of Audio Production at the Art Institute of Dallas and at Collin College.

Email: fickj [at]

Fieldsteel, Eli

MM, 2010

DMA in Composition from the University of Texas-Austin. Currently Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is Director of the Experimental Music Studios.

Email: eli [at]

Figg, Graham Elliot

BM, 2002  •  MM, 2008

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.

Email: figsmale [at]

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 performs regularly at local venues and festivals.

Floyd, James

DMA, 2000

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

Email: james_floyd [at]

Forbis, Jack

BA (Music), 2003  •  MM (Music Education; related field in Composition), 2005

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

Email: jack.forbis [at]
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Ford, Barry

BM, 1992

Forrest, Cody W.

BM, 2010

Graduate studies in composition at Syracuse University (MM) and New England Conservatory (DMA).

Email: cwforrest [at]

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.