Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles information
Dr. Daniel Adams Dr. Daniel Adams 
Composition/Graduate School Coordinator
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.M., University of Miami
B.M., Louisiana State University
Daniel.Adams@tsu.edu | 713-313-7524 |RSM #211
Alfred, Gwendolyn Dr. Gwendolyn Alfred 
Voice Area Coordinator, Assistant Professor
D.M.A., University of Houston 
M.M., Lamar University 
B.M., University of Houston  
Gwendolyn.Alfred@tsu.edu | 713-313-1385 |RSM #234
Allen, Tanya Dr. Tanya Allen 
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Education
PhD., Florida State University (music education)
M.M.E.,Florida State University
B.A., University of New Orleans
Tanya.Allen@tsu.edu | 713-313-7326 
Cha, Jee Sook
Dr. Jee Sook Cha
Adjunct Professor
D.M.A., University of Southern California 
M.M., University of Texas at Austin 
B.M., Busan Kyung Sung University
jee-sook.cha@tsu.edu | 713-313-7529 | RSM #241
Connor, David
David Connor 
Double Bass and Electric Bass 
M.M. Rice University 
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Prof. Chris Gray Chris Gray 
Assistant Band Director
M.M., Central Michigan University 
B.M., Norfolk State University
Chris.Gray@tsu.edu | 713-313-7336 | RSM #233
Grube Benjamin

Dr. Benjamin J. Grube
Violin and Viola / Director of Orchestras 
D.M.A., University of Houston (violin/viola) 
M.M., Texas Tech University 
B.M., Furman University
Benjamin.Grube@tsu.edu | 713-313-7363 | RSM #206

Prof. Richard Lee Richard Lee 
Associate Professor

M.M., Colorado State University
B.M.Ed., Texas Southern University
Richard.Lee@tsu.edu | 713-313-7336/4469 | RSM #207
Ariana Nelson Ariana Nelson, 

M.M., The Juilliard School 
B.M., Rice University
Ariana.Nelson50@gmail.com | 713-313-7337 | RSM #117
Oby, Jason Dr. Jason Oby 
Department Chair

D.M., Florida State University
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Jason.Oby@tsu.edu | 713-313-7263 | RSM #237
Dr. Brian Perez Dr. Brian Perez 
Assistant Professor
Director of Jazz Ensembles - Woodwinds 
D.M.A., University of Maryland College Park
M.M., University of Miami Coral Gables
B.M., University of Minnesota, Duluth
Brian.Perez@tsu.edu | 713-313-7367| RSM #238
perkyns-jane.jpg Dr. Jane Perkyns 
Piano Area Coordinator

D.M.A., University of British Columbia
M.M., The Julliard School
B.M., Dalhousie University 
Jane.Perkyns@tsu.edu | 713-313-1037 | RSM #241
Singleton, Darryl Dr. Darryl Singleton 
Interim Ocean of Soul Band Director
D.M.A., Boston University (music education)
M.M., Florida State  
B. M.E., Howard University
Darryl.Singleton@tsu.edu | 713-313-7192 | RSM #235
Ms. Kyla Smith Kyla Smith 
Administrative Assistant  
Kyla.Smith@tsu.edu | 713-313-7337| RSM #112
Kiana Williams

Dr. Kiana Williams
Director of Choirs, Assistant Professor 
D.M.A., University of Houston(music education/choral conducting) 
M.M.E., Jackson State University (music education/voice)
B.M.E., Jackson State University (music education/piano) 
Kiana.Williams@tsu.edu | 713-313-7339 |RSM #210

Zidaru, Lucian Dr. Lucan Zidaru 
Associate Professor
D.M.A., Louisiana State University (piano performance/ theory) 
M.M., Southeastern Louisiana University (piano performance)
B.A., G. Enescu Conservatory of Music (piano performance/ chamber music)
Lucian.Zidaru@tsu.edu | 713-313-7334 | RSM #239