Assistant Professor of Oboe
Dr. Euridice Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Oboe, is principal oboist with the Waco Symphony and performs with the Baylor Woodwind Quintet. As a performer and teacher, she has toured Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica and Thailand. Her oboe studies began at the Victoriano López School of Music in her native Honduras with José Ángel Ábrego, and continued at the University of Southern Mississippi (BM), Baylor University (MM) and The Eastman School of Music (DMA). ~ MORE...
Assistant Professor of Flute
Charlotte Daniel serves as Assistant Professor of Flute at Baylor University, where she also coaches chamber music, is a member of the Baylor Faculty Wind Quintet, and performs as principal flutist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra. With the Austin-based wind quintet QuinTexas, she claimed the Silver Medal in the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Winds, Brass, and Percussion at the 2015 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and featured in recital series and educational programming produced by the Austin Chamber Music Center. ~ 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.