Notable Alumni

Sterling Allen, Class of 2004
Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministries at A&M United Methodist Church
Founding Artistic Director/Conductor of the Northgate Philharmonic
Founding Artistic Director/Conductor of CAMERATA
Adjunct Professor of Music at Blinn College more.

Will K. Andress, Class of 1960
Director Emeritus of the Centenary College Choir, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA more.

Alison Beck, Class of 2002
Co-founder and pianist, Alison and Elizabeth Beck Duo
Recording Artist with Bolero Records and City Hall Records more.

William Blake Bruchhaus, Class of 2012
Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shreveport, LA more.

Casey Cantwell, Class of 1985
Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Tulsa, OK
Artistic Director of the Tulsa Boy Singers, Tulsa, OK more.

Octavio Cardenas, Class of 2000
Director, Baylor Opera Center, Baylor University
Head of Directing Staff, Des Moines Metro Opera more.

Susan Corley, Class of 1986
Founder, Entourage Jazz Ensemble
Clinical Social Worker more.

John Cowden, Class of 2001
Director of Music, Decatur First United Methodist Church, Decatur, GA more.

Costas Dafnis, Class of 2009
Composer more.

Taylor Davis, Class of 2003
Director of Music and Worship Arts, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX more.

Karl Dent, Class of 1975
Two-time Grammy Award winner
Professor of Voice and Choral Studies, Texas Tech University, Waco, TX more.

James Eakin, Class of 1999
Composer more.

Victoria Fischer Faw, Class of 1976
Internationally known Bartók scholar
Professor of Music at Elon University, Elon, NC more.

Shannon Gallier, Class of 2007
Organist/Choirmaster, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, FL more.

Jill Bowen-Gardner, Class of 1990
World-class Soprano more.

Rebecca Geihsler, Class of 2001
Professor of Voice and Music History, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS more.

Bernard Gordillo, Class of 1995
World-class Harpsichordist
Internationally known historian of Nicaraguan Music
Fulbright Scholar, 2011 more.

Gay Grosz, Class of 2001
Director of Music Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Minden, LA more.

David Hobson, Class of 1998
Director of the Centenary College Choir, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA more.

Stacy Hood, Class of 2004
Director of Worship Related Ministries, Grace Community Church, Shreveport, LA more.

R. DeAndre Johnson, Class of 2004
Pastor of Music & Worship, Westbury United Methodist Church, Houston, TX more.

Timothy Jones, Class of 1988
World-class Bass-Baritone
Professor of Voice, University of Houston, Houston, TX more.

Thomas Holt Kirkendoll, Class of 2010
NYC-based Musical Theatre Actor more.

Sun-hee Lee, Class of 2003
Post Doctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN more.

Lori Lusted, Class of 2008
NYC-based Musical Theatre Actress more.

Jacob Porter, Class of 2000
Owner, Strangewood Guitar Company
Professor of Guitar, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX more.

Joy Fair Ratcliff, Class of 1977
Director, Centenary College of Louisiana Piano Preparatory Program more.

Twyla Robinson, Class of 1993
World-class Soprano
Artist in Residence, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA more.

Melanie Russell, Class of 2002
NYC-based Soprano more.

Sarah King Sarver, Class of 2002
Associate Professor of Music Theory, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK more.

Donovan Soumas, Class of 1994
Founder, Soumas Heritage School of Music
Founder, H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E., Inc. more.

Chandler Teague, Class of 1974
Professor of Percussion, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA more.

Gregory Warren, Class of 2005
World-class Tenor more.

Meredith Williams, Class of 2005
Operations Manager, Houston Symphony, Houston, TX
Featured blogger on the Houston Symphony Blog more.