Dr. Bruce Berg
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...
Professor of Violin
Dr. Eka Gogichashvili
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...
Associate Professor of Violin
Dr. Kathryn Steely
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...
Professor of Viola
Dr. Gary Hardie
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...
Professor of Cello
Dr. Sandor Ostlund
Associate Professor of Double Bass
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.
Louisa Ellis Woodson
LOUISA ELLIS WOODSON has been appointed as the adjunct professor of harp at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harp from Manhattan School of Music in New York. She also holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance from Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald. Other teachers include Jana Bouskova, Naoko Yoshino, Isabelle Perrin, Sebastian Lipman, and Elzbieta Szmyt. ~ MORE...
Adjunct Professor of Harp
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...
Noel Martin performs with the Houston Ballet Orchestra, which he joined in 2000, the Houston Grand Opera, with whom he has performed frequently since 2001, and Mercury Baroque. In addition, he appears on many concerts throughout the season in collaboration with a variety of ensembles and arts organizations in the performance of chamber concerts and baroque music. In addition to working with the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet, he has performed with many other orchestras including the Houston Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra X, Maggini, the American Pops orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Houston Symphony.
Adjunct Instructor in Violin