Assistant Professor of Flute
Francesca Arnone is Assistant Professor of Flute at Baylor University, having taught previously at West Virginia University and Boise State University. She has over 20 years of regional orchestral experience performing in the United States and Mexico, including serving as Principal Flute of the Boise Philharmonic and the Waco Symphony. ~ MORE...
Professor of Oboe
Chair, Instrumental Division
Doris DeLoach is Professor of Oboe and Chair of the Instrumental Studies Division at Baylor University. She earned degrees at the George Peabody College for Teachers (MME) and Florida State University (BM and DMA). Her primary teachers include Nancy Fowler and Ray Still, and she worked extensively with John Mack and John deLancie. ~ MORE...
Professor of Saxophone
Associate Dean for Operations
Michael N. Jacobson is Professor of Saxophone and Associate Dean for Operations at Baylor University School of Music. He was formerly Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania from 1980-1984. He is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance and also acted as Region 4 Director, and Membership Director.
Assistant Professor of Clarinet
Dr. JUN QIAN, Chinese-born American clarinetist, joined the music faculty at Baylor University as the clarinet professor, and the Waco Symphony as principal clarinetist, in 2012. He is also an endorsing artist for Paris-based Selmer Company. From 2007 to 2012, he was the clarinet professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Previously, Qian was a member of the clarinet faculty at Nazareth College, Houghton College, and New York State University at Fredonia. He has also taught music theory at Eastman School of Music and chamber music at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and he has performed as the principal clarinetist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China.~ MORE...
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Coordinator of Woodwind Area
Ann Shoemaker, bassoonist, is highly regarded as a music educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Coordinator of Woodwinds at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and has been on the faculties of Furman University, Davidson College, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her students have found continued success in professional orchestras, military bands, as freelance musicians, educators, and music administrators. Shoemaker is currently the principal bassoonist with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Waco Symphony Orchestra.