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Dr. Bruce Berg

Professor of Violin

BRUCE BERG is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, where he earned his BS, MM, and DMA degrees. His principal teachers were Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian. He also studied violin with Dorothy Delay, George Neikrug, Joseph Szigeti, Nathan Milstein, Paul Makanowitsky, and Sandor Vegh; and chamber music with the Juilliard and Lenox String Quartets, Lillian Fuchs, Felix Galamir, and Maurice Eisenberg. At the time of his appointment to Baylor in the fall of 1994, Dr. Berg was Artist in Residence at Duke University, where he had served since 1984. ~ MORE...




Dr. Eka Gogichashvili

Associate Professor of Violin

Dr. EKA GOGICHASHVILI was named in August 2000 to serve Baylor University as an Assistant Professor of Violin, a newly created position within the School of Music. She holds dual Bachelor of Music degrees in violin performance from Balanchivadze College of Music in Tbilisi, Georgia (former Soviet Union) and from Rowan University, New Jersey. She also holds dual Master of Music degrees in violin performance from Tbilisi State Conservatory in Tbilisi, Georgia and Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Music. ~ MORE...




Dr. Kathryn Steely

Professor of Viola

Dr. KATHRYN SCHMIDT STEELY is a frequent recitalist and avid chamber musician. She has performed as a soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Baylor University Wind Ensemble, the Baylor Symphony, and performed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Florida 's Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Worth-Dallas Ballet, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Wichita Symphony. She is a founding member of the faculty of the CREDO Chamber Music Program, Oberlin, Ohio, and was named an Outstanding Professor by Baylor University in 2007. ~ MORE...




Dr. Gary Hardie

Professor of Cello

GARY HARDIE is Professor of Cello and Coordinator of Strings at the Baylor School of Music. His principal studies were with Joel Krosnick, who is currently Chairman of the cello faculty at Juilliard, and also with Charles Wendt. Other teachers include David Soyer, Luca di Cecco, and Hermann Busch. Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Hardie was solo cellist with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, and was on the faculty at New Mexico State University. ~ MORE...




Dr. Sandor Ostlund

Associate Professor of Double Bass

Website: www.sandorostlund.com

SANDOR OSTLUND is Associate Professor of Double Bass at Baylor University and is an active and versatile performer and pedagogue. He has an eclectic musical background that includes solo, chamber, orchestral, early music, studio, jazz, and new music performances.

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Additional Faculty

Dr. Michael Alexander

Associate Professor of String Music Education

Dr. MICHAEL ALEXANDER, is the Associate Professor of String Music Education at Baylor University. His duties include supervising string student teachers, instruction in classroom string pedagogy, and conducting the Baylor Campus Orchestra.

Alexander is in demand as a clinician/conductor and has conducted 17 Region Orchestras in Texas as well as All-State / Honor Orchestras in New Mexico (twice), Mississippi, North Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida. He has presented clinics in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Antonio, Chicago, Boston, Savannah, Cincinnati, New York, et al. ~ MORE...




Dr. Jann Cosart

Assistant Professor of Musicology

Director, Baylor Early Music Ensembles

Dr. JANN COSART is the author of The Monophonic Tropes and Conductus of W1 (A-R Editions, forthcoming); and has published articles in Early Music, Proceedings of the Conference on Early Music in Higher Education, and Early Music America Bulletin. Her research interests include the investigation, employment and pedagogy of historical performance practice in all periods; archival, paleographic and musicological study of historical manuscripts; the preparation of editions and new music for medieval music performance; and, as an overarching scholarly ethos, the synthesis of research and performance across historical epochs. ~ More...




Angela Fuller

Adjunct Instructor of Violin

Violinist Angela Fuller joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as principal second violin in September of 2009. Previously, she served as concertmaster of the Houston Symphony and as a first violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra, and has been a guest concertmaster with the orchestras of Atlanta, Bergen (NORWAY), Indianapolis and Seattle. Fuller made her Houston Symphony concerto debut in September of 2007 with critically acclaimed performances of the Bruch concerto. An avid chamber musician, she was a member of the celebrated Prospect Park Players in Minneapolis with conductor/pianist William Eddins and Toronto Symphony principal cellist, Joseph Johnson. She has collaborated with such artists as Janos Starker, William Preucil, Charles Castleman and Andrew Litton ~ More...