Guitar Department

Alumni Appointments

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Alumni of the Jacobs School Guitar Department have an impressive record of achievements as winners of competitions and prizes, as recording artists and soloists, and as appointees at institutions worldwide. To view alumni appointments at institutions in the USA and beyond.

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Alumni Appointments

Jacobs School Guitar Alumni are well-respresented throughout the United states and the world. Recent alumni appointments include:

  • Efrain Hoyos DM, Professor at the Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia, in Tunja, Boyaca, Colombia
  • Nander Novaes (PD-MM), Music Director at the Methodist Church of Brazil in Penha, Sao Paulo
  • Nemanja Ostojic (DM candidate) - Adjunct Lecturer - University of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Daniel Bolshoy, Head of Guitar Department, University of British Columbia
  • Alan Thomas (MM)  Faculty at University of York(England)and University of Loughborough(England)
  • Erol Ozsever (DM) - Guitar Professor at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto,Florida
  • Jeremy Harting (DM) - Adjunct Lecturer - Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and at Eastern University, PA
  • Lucas Finney (DM candidate)- Visiting Instructor of Guitar - Sewanee: The University of the South,Tennessee
  • Matthew Smith (MM) teaches at the The Music School of Delaware
  • Ouk Chung (MM) teaches at Korea National University of Education,  PYEONGTAEK University, and Hwajoong Elementary School in South Korea
  • Jeremy Harting (DM) sabbatical replacement during 2012/13 at Ithaca College, New York (replacing Pablo Cohen) 
  • Jonathan Godfrey (DM candidate) became Music Director for Parrish United Methodist Church in Florida
  • Maja Radovanlija (DM candidate) teaches at the School of Music at U of Minnesota
  • Andres Saborio (MM) teaches at the University of Costa Rica, and at the Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
  • Atanas Tzvetkov (PD-MM-DM) Director, Pre-College Guitar Program Indiana University

  • Danny Arias (MM), Professor of Guitar and Music History, Hostos College (Bronx) in New York

  • Christopher Kenniff (AD) teaches at Kean University in New Jersey

  • Jeff George (MM) teaches at  the Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • Michael Nigro (BM, PD) teaches at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California

  • Peter Curtis (DM) teaches at Riverside Community College(California)

  • Cale Hoeflicker (DM candidate) teaches at the UofI, Indianapolis

  • Jeremy Mayne (MM) teaches at the Univ. of New Mexico

  • Denis Azabagic (PD) teaches at the Roosevelt University ,Chicago

  • Nicholas Ciraldo (BM) teaches at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi

  • Laura Ferguson  (MM) teaches at Indiana Univ. Fort Wayne

  • Julio Ribeiro Alves (DM) teaches at Marshall University, Huntington WV

  • Brent Mc Pike (MM-DM) teaches at Indiana State Univ.

  • Marcos Cavalcanti. (DM) teaches at the Northern New Mexico College, NM

  • Cheng Sheng . (DM) teaches at the University at Taiwan

  • Petar Jankovic (MM-AD) Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music