School of Music Staff

Administration

RICHARD C. GIPSON, Since 2002
Director, School of Music; Professor of Music

PAUL CORTESE, Since 2005
Assistant Director for Operations; Music Technology
Publications, Recruiting
Admissions Coordinator
Director, Summer Music Institute

KRISTEN QUEEN, Since 2006
Assistant Director for Academic Programs
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Coordinator of Advising

H. JOSEPH BUTLER, Since 1996
Associate Dean
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Music
University Organist

LORI CHRIST, Since 2012
Director of Music Preparatory Division

Administrative Support

DEBBIE ALENIUS, Since 2012
Coordinator of Music Admissions
School of Music

NITA FERRELL, Since 2010
Administrative Assistant
Facilities, Logistics, Scheduling
Piano, PianoTexas
Editorial and Advancement Specialist, Special Events, Mimir

ANDREW HAMER, Since 2012
Coordinator of Music Information Technology
IT Facilities, Logistics, Scheduling
Internet2 Specialist, AV Specialist

KAREN MINATRA, Since 2004
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Accounts Specialist
Special Events

TSHARIE OWENS, Since 2017
Administrative Assistant
University Bands
School of Music

ELIZABETH DEEGAN, Since 2014
Director of Development

CHARLENE SMITH, Since 2006
Administrative Assistant
Recruiting, Choral and Vocal Activities, Orchestral and String Activities, Special Events
Opera, Alumni Affairs

DONNA SMOLIK, Since 2000
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Admissions

Stage Management

COREY HALE, Since 1999
Head Stage Manager

RYAN MCFARLAND, Since 2007
Stage Manager

BRANDON FAIN, Since 2016
Stage Manager

Piano Technician

JAMES WILLIAMS, Since 1997
Chief Staff Piano Technician