Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Joseph Klein

Joseph Klein

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Chair of Composition Studies

Degrees from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (BA, 1984), University of California, San Diego (MA, 1986), and Indiana University (DMus, 1991). Composition studies with Roger Reynolds, Robert Erickson, Harvey Sollberger, and Claude Baker. Interests in intermedia composition, musical process, and fractal aesthetics. UNT appointment: 1992.

Courses taught:

Beginning/Class Composition, The Music of Frank Zappa

MU 2005 (940) 565-4926
Kirsten Broberg

Kirsten Broberg

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Degrees from Concordia College, (BM, 2001), University of Minnesota (MA, 2003), and Northwestern University (DMus, 2009). Composition studies with Augusta Read Thomas, Jay Alan Yim, Jason Eckardt, and Judith Lang Zaimont. Interests in spectral music, orchestration, extended instrumental techniques, musical process, text setting and music for dance. UNT appointment: 2013.

Courses taught:

Orchestration, The Contemporary Voice, Spectralism

MU 1005 (940) 369-7040
Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton

Composer-in-Residence

Award-winning composer of film, television, video game, and concert music. Credits include scores to the films Silverado (Academy Award nomination), Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, and Young Sherlock Holmes (Grammy Award nomination, Saturn Award); the television series Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Quincy, M.E., Dallas, and dozens more (record 10 Emmy Award wins and 24 nominations); and the video game Heart of Darkness. Performances by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. UNT appointment: 2017.

Sungji Hong

Sungji Hong

Lecturer

Degrees from University of York (PhD, 2004), Royal Academy of Music in London (MMus, 2000), and Hanyang University (BA, 1997). Composition studies with Nicola Lefanu, Robert Saxton, and Paul Patterson. Interests in orchestration, music for dance, text setting, mixed media, and music with non-western instruments.  UNT appointment: 2018.

Courses taught:

Sophomore Composition Seminar, Composer/Choreographer Collaboration

MU 2008 (940) 891-6816
Panayiotis Kokoras

Panayiotis Kokoras

Associate Professor
Director of CEMI

Degrees from University of York (MA, 2000; PhD, 2004). Composition studies with Tony Myatt, Yiannis Ioannidis, and Anri Kergomard. Interests in sound-based composition (instrumental and electroacoustic), mixed music, transcontextuality, music information retrieval compositional strategies, and timbre studies. UNT appointment: 2012.

Courses taught:

Studies in Timbre, Music for Videogames, Acoustic Ecology

MU 2004 (940) 565-4651
Andrew May

Andrew May

Associate Professor
Interim Director of CEMI (2019-20)

Degrees from Yale University (BA, 1990), California Institute of the Arts (MFA, 1994), and University of California, San Diego (PhD, 2000). Composition and computer music studies with Roger Reynolds, Miller Puckette, Mel Powell, and Jonathan Berger. Interests in chamber music with live interactive computer systems, statistical analysis of real-time music data, extended notations and improvisation; also an active violinist. UNT appointment: 2005.

Courses taught:

History and Techniques of Electroacoustic Music, Interactive Composition, Music of György Ligeti, Performing Electroacoustic Music

MU 1003 (940) 891-6816
Elizabeth McNutt

Elizabeth McNutt

Principal Lecturer
Director of Nova Ensemble

Degrees from St. Louis Conservatory (BM, 1990) and University of California, San Diego (MA, 1994; DMA, 2000). Flute studies with Harvey Sollberger, John Fonville, and Jacob Berg; computer music studies with Miller Puckette. Specialization in performance of experimental and virtuosic new repertoire, including computer music; collaboration in development of new works. UNT appointment: 2005.

Courses taught:

Nova Ensemble, Contemporary Notation and Performance Practices, Performing Electroacoustic Music

MU 2012 (940) 565-3706
Jon Nelson

Jon Nelson

Professor
Associate Dean for Operations

Degrees from Bethel College (BA, 1982) and Brandeis University (MFA, 1988; PhD, 1991). Composition studies with Allen Anderson, Arthur Berger, Martin Boykan, and Charles Dodge. Extensive experience in electroacoustic and acoustic music with specializations in software synthesis, digital signal processing, and set-theoretical compositional strategies. UNT appointment: 1996.

Courses taught:

Programming Virtual Instruments, Composing for Loudspeakers, Physical Modeling, Structural Multiplicities

MU 247C (940) 369-7531
David Schnurr

Drew Schnurr

Assistant Professor (Composition and Media Arts)

Degrees from Western Michigan University (BM, 1996), University of Southern California (MM, 2005), and University of California Los Angeles (PhD, 2013). Media composer for numerous world brands and media conglomerates. Concert composer and sound artist with diverse range of international commissions and exhibits. Interests in sonic-visual aesthetics, music and speech, film music and music/sound for new media. UNT appointment: 2018.

Courses taught:

Music in Film and Digital Media, Sonic-Visual Aesthetics, Digital Orchestration

MU 2003 940-369-7286
David Stout

David Stout

Professor (Composition and New Media)
Coordinator of iARTA

Degrees from the University of Oregon (BFA, 1980 — Visual Art & Design) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA, 1985 — Film/Video & Music). Intermedia, Cinema, Music and Performance studies with Ed Emshwiller, Jules Engel, Jim Pomeroy, Barry Schrader, Michael Scroggins, Gene Youngblood and Bill Viola. Interdisciplinary art and technology works include live cinema performance, generative systems, video-dance, animation, sound-art, and telematic video events that integrate multi-screen environments as an extension of performer, audience and architecture. UNT appointment: 2009.

Courses taught:

Intermedia Performance Arts, Inter-Arts Seminar.

MU 345 (940) 369-5127

Affiliated Faculty

These faculty teach courses outside of the Composition Division that help support the program's mission for collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

Distinguished Research Professor (Physics, Chemistry)

Degrees from the University of Rome - La Sapienza (Laurea in Physics, 1989) and the International School for Advanced Studies (PhD in Condensed Matter Theory, 1993).  Composer, flutist, computational materials physicist, and an active member of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA).  Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics, and Parma Recordings Artist. Main artistic focus on experimental music and new media, music and data, interactive performance, art and science.  UNT Appointment: 2012.

Courses taught:

Computational Physics, Advanced Computational Physics

PHYS 513 (940)369-8596
Richard DeRosa

Richard DeRosa

Professor (Jazz Studies)
Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging

Degrees from New Jersey City University (BM in Music Education, 1977) and Manhattan School of Music (MM in Jazz Composition, 1984). Composition studies with Mike Gibbs. Extensive experience in jazz composition and arranging for big band and orchestra as well as film/video/TV scoring, musical theater, and vocal ensemble writing in jazz and traditional styles. UNT appointment: 2010.

Courses taught:

Jazz Arranging, Advanced Jazz Arranging, Graduate Jazz Arranging, Composition for the Media.

MU 339 (940) 565-4655

Staff

Jamel Jackson

Jamel Jackson

Administrative Assistant
MU 216A (940) 565-3730

Colleen Conlon

Graduate Advisor
CH 211A (940) 565-2930
Stephen Lucas

Stephen Lucas

Lead Creative Programmer
MU352
Carol Pollard

Carol Pollard

Undergraduate Advisor
CH 211F (940) 565-3781

Graduate Assistants

Louise Fristensky

Louise Fristensky

Composition Lesson TF
iARTA TA
CEMI Staff
MU 2001
Garrison Gerard

Garrison Gerard

Media Composition TA
MU 2001
Chris Poovey

Christopher Poovey

Beginning Composition TA
Media Composition RA
MU 2001
Kory Reeder

Kory Reeder

Beginning Composition TA
CEMI Staff
MU 2001
Jake Thiede

Jacob Thiede

Composition Lesson TF
CEMI Staff
MU 2001
Mark Vaugn

Mark Vaughn

Intro to Electroacoustic Music TF
CEMI Staff
MU 2001
Rachel Whelan

Rachel Whelan

Instrumentation TF
Media Composition RA
MU 2001