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Faculty and Graduate Staff


Nathan Nagir

Graduate Assistant Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago


Matthew Stephens

Graduate Assitant Springfield, Missouri


Gregory A. Hilliard Jr.

Graduate Assistant Portsmouth, Virginia


Calieanne Procter

Graduate Assistant Green Cove Springs, Florida


Francis Nieves

Graduate Assistant Georgetown, Texas


Joung-A Yum

Graduate Assistant Incheon, Korea

The professors at TX State are not only extraordinary teachers, they are extraordinary people with a passion for creating meaningful music and fostering a supportive community of hard-working students. The collegiality and mutual respect in the department - faculty and students alike - make it one of the most open and inspiring I have ever experienced.

Jake Runestad, internationally renowned composer

I am deeply and sincerely impressed by the commitment, creative vision, and extraordinary ethic of rehearsal and performance maintained by the Texas State University Music Department.

-John Conahan, internationally renowned composer