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Faculty and Graduate Staff


Nathan Thompson

Graduate Assistant Austin, Texas


Ivan Rodriguez

Graduate Assistant Grand Prairie, Texas


Christian Cruz

Graduate Assistant San Antonio, Texas


Esther Park

Graduate Assistant Seoul, South 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