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
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

Kubota, Maki

Maki Kubota, 

Houston Symphony Orchestra
M.M., Rice University 
B.M., Peabody University at John Hopkins University
Maki.Kubota@tsu.edu | 713-313-7337 | RSM #117

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
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
Ms. Kyla Smith

Kyla Smith 
Administrative Assistant
M.A., Texas Southern University
M.M., University of Miami
B.A., Texas Southern University
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. Lucian 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