School of Music

Department of Theory, Composition & Musicology

Theory, Composition & Musicology FACULTY

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MARK RICHARDSON (full biography)
Associate Professor, DEPARTMENT CHAIR 
Theory, Aural Skills, Counterpoint, Composition, 20th century topics

Ph.D. (Music Theory), Florida State University
M.M. (Composition), Florida State University
B.M. (Music Theory and Composition), University of Kansas

TRAVIS ALFORD (full biography)
Assistant Professor
Theory, Aural Skills, Composition

Ph.D. (Composition), Brandeis University
M.M. (Composition), New England Conservatory of Music
B.M. (Composition), East Carolina University

AMY CARR-RICHARDSON (full biography)
Associate Professor
Theory, Aural Skills, Counterpoint

Ph.D. (Music Theory), Florida State University
M.M. (Composition), Florida State University
B.M. (Guitar Performance), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Teaching Assistant Professor 
Popular Music, Music Appreciation

Ph.D. (Composition), Duke University
M.M. (Composition), Duke University
B.M. (Composition), Eastman School of Music

THOMAS HUENER (full biography)
Associate Professor
Trumpet, Theory, History, Aural Skills, Early Music Ensemble

Ph.D. (Music Theory), University of Iowa
M.F.A. (Trumpet Performance), University of Iowa
M.M. (Composition), Southern Illinois University
B.A. (Music), Kalamazoo College

EDWARD JACOBS (full biography)
Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor
Composition, Electronic Music, Theory, Aural Skills, Modern/Post-Modern Era,
North Carolina NewMusic Initiative Founding Director

D.M.A. (Composition), Columbia University
M.A. (Composition), University of California, Berkeley
B.A. (Music), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

KEVIN N. MOLL (full biography)
Associate Professor
Music History

Ph.D. (Musicology), Stanford University
M.M. (Musicology), New England Conservatory
B.A. (History), University of Pennsylvania
Fulbright Graduate Fellow, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, University of Munich

JOCELYN NELSON (full biography)
Teaching Assistant Professor 
Music History, Music Appreciation

D.M.A. (Early Guitar Performance, Emphasis Music History), University of Colorado, Boulder
M.M. (Music History, Guitar Performance), University of Denver
B.M. (Guitar Performance), University of Denver

MIGUEL RAMIREZ (full biography)
Teaching Assistant Professor 
Music History, Music Theory

Ph.D. (History and Theory of Music), University of Chicago
D.M.A. (Oboe performance), Boston University
Artist Diploma, (Oboe performance), Hochschule für Music
B.M. (Oboe performance, composition), Universidad de Costa Rica


MARIO REY (full biography)
Associate Professor
Ethnomusicology, Music of Latin America, Aural Skills, Zambar Yawar
founding director

Ph.D. (Musicology-Ethnomusicology), Florida State University
M.M. (Music Theory & Composition), University of South Florida
M.A. (Experimental Psychology), Florida Atlantic University
B.A., Florida International University

MARK ALAN TAGGART (full biography)
Composition, Theory, Aural Skills

D.M.A. (composition), Cornell University
M.F.A. (composition), Cornell University
B.A. (music), University of Louisville

LORI WACKER (full biography)
Teaching Assistant Professor
Theory, Aural Skills

Ph.D. (Music Theory), Indiana University
M.M. (Music Theory), Indiana University
B.M. (Clarinet Performance), University of Saskatchewan