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Department of Music

Faculty and Staff

Faculty Directory (alphabetical)

The Department of Music full-time and part-time faculty has backgrounds in varied areas of specialization. Members of the faculty have national and international reputations as performing artists and teachers. Others are well known for their scholarly research, articles, and books. They are all dedicated to providing students with the best music education possible both in their classes and studios.

Nathan Sobieralski, trumpet

Tom Hiebert, horn

Russell Zokaites, trombone 

Cody Forcier, tuba

Cari Earnhart, Director of Choral Activities

Gary Gilroy, Director of Bands

Steven McKeithen, Associate Director of Bands

Thomas Loewenheim, Director of Symphony Orchestra

Richard Lloyd Giddens, Jr., Director of Jazz Studies and Bass 

Craig Von Berg, jazz piano

Mark Ferber, jazz drum set

Max Hembd, jazz trumpet

Otto Lee, jazz saxophone

Lenore Hiebert, piano

Peter Klimo, piano

Michael Krikorian, piano

Arsen Jamkotchian, collaborative pianist

Andrew Quiring, collaborative pianist 


Amelia Smith, clarinet  -

Ashlea Sheridan, bassoon

Angelica Ruiz-Nuby, flute -

Jason Kennedy, oboe -

Alan Durst, saxophone


Graduate Assistants

Andrew Guillen, Choral GA 

Miranda Barton, Choral TA - University Singers


Music Support Staff

Name  Email Phone Office Location Office Hours
Audrey Rodriguez
(Administrative Support Coordinator II) 559.278.2654 MB 134 8am-5pm
Yvette Gilbert (Administrative Support Coordinator I) 559.278.2509 MB 134 8am-5pm
Mai Fung (Event Coordinating Assistant) 559.278.3654 MB 134 Via email
Jose M. ElaGarza
Recording Arts Technician) 559.278.2917 MB 228 By Appointment
Terry Barrett
(Piano/Instrument Technician) 559.278.6941 MB 191 9am-3pm and By Appointment
Music Office 559.278.2654 MB 134 8am-5pm

Music Shop 559.278.6941 MB 191  
Rachel Stratton (Administrative Support Assitant II) 559.278.5086 MB 138 8am-5pm