Faculty

Jane Abbott-Kirk

Associate Professor of Piano

Acclaimed throughout the South and Midwest, JANE ABBOTT-KIRK is in demand as soloist, collaborator, adjudicator, and clinician. She is professor of piano at Baylor University and has taught at the University of Kansas and Indiana University. In 1989 Jane Abbott-Kirk was awarded the Outstanding Tenured Teacher Award by Baylor University. In 2004 she was named the Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers Association. Many of her former students hold prestigious positions at universities, conservatories, and private teaching venues in this country and abroad. ~ MORE...




Bradley Bennight

Lecturer in Harpsichord

Brad Bennight has been Lecturer in Harpsichord at Baylor University since 2003 where he teaches harpsichord and continuo. Mr. Bennight performs frequently with period-instrument ensembles throughout America, such as Mercury Baroque, Orchestra of New Spain, La Follia, Texas Early Music Project, and La Novella Baroque Ensemble. He has also performed to critical acclaim at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. In addition to his performing and teaching duties, Mr. Bennight is also a builder of early keyboard instruments. He is currently completing his dissertation at the University of North Texas, where he has studied with Dr. Lenora McCroskey.




Dr. Bradley Bolen

Lecturer in Piano

Dr. BRADLEY CORDELL BOLEN began teaching at Baylor in 2000, after receiving a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and Master of Music and DMA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and 2000. His principal teachers have included David Stokan and Nancy Burton Garrett. He has coached with Anton Nel, Martin Canin, Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank. As a University of Texas Fellow, he designed and marketed a series of highly successful lecture courses for general concert audiences. ~ MORE...




Dr. Cameron Hoffman

Lecturer in Collaborative Piano

Dr. CAMERON HOFMANN is a collaborative pianist, organist, and vocal coach with a B.A. from California State University, Stanislaus and an M.M. and D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

He has collaborated in concert series throughout the United States and in Italy and Slovenia. He is an accompanist for opera and international competitions with previous staff positions at the University of Minnesota and Yuba College. His primary teachers include Margo Garrett, Timothy Lovelace and Karl Paulnack, and additional coaches include Dean Billmeyer, Jorja Fleezanis and Noriko Kawai. ~ MORE...




Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer

Assistant Professor of Piano

KAE HOSODA-AYER is Assistant Professor of Piano at Baylor University. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with emphasis in chamber music and collaborative arts from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma in piano performance from New England Conservatory where she was a Piano Honors Competition winner; and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan. ~ MORE...




Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson

Assistant Professor of Piano

Director of Secondary Piano Studies

TERRY LYNN HUDSON is Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Secondary Piano Studies at Baylor University. She is an active performer, presenting recitals as soloist, duo pianist, and accompanist in Europe, Central America, and throughout the U.S. Other professional activity includes presentations and lecture-recitals at national, regional, and state conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Texas Music Educators Association. ~ MORE...




Krassimira Jordan

Artist in Residence and Professor of Piano

Sofia Conservatory of Music; Moscow Conservatory; Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Concert pianist and winner of Alfred Casella, Clara Haskil, Alessandro Casagrande, and Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competitions. Pupil of Emil Gilels and Stanislav Neuhaus. Recitalist and orchestral soloist in Russia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. Formerly professor of piano at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Carnegie Hall debut in 1989. Recorded series entitled "Famous Pianoworks by Franz Liszt." ~ MORE...




Dr. Brian Marks

Associate Professor of Piano

Director, Keyboard Division

B.M., University of Denver; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin Soloist, accompanist, and adjudicator. Recording of John Harbison's San Antonio for saxophone and piano on the AUR label (with Baylor saxophonist Michael Jacobson) nominated for a Grammy award. Has premiered several new works for piano by American composers, performed as soloist with the Johnson City, Tennessee, Symphony Orchestra. Piano study with Nancy Garrett, Danielle Martin, David Genova, Theodor Lichtmann, and Edith Oppens. Additional study in Munich, Germany under a Rotary Foundation Grant. ~ MORE...




Dr. Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

Associate Professor of Piano

Director of Piano Pedagogy

In addition to teaching piano pedagogy, Dr. LESLEY SISTERHEN MCALLISTER also teaches class piano and directs the Piano Laboratory Program, a program of group and individual instruction for pre-college students. Her previous position was at the University of Oklahoma, where she taught class and applied piano. Dr. Sisterhen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Houston, a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Florida State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. ~ MORE...