Studio Faculty
  • Brian Speck, Director of HGO Studio

    Bradley Moore, Music Director
    Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Alkek Chair 

    Amra Catovic, Studio Administrator

    Carlisle Floyd, Artistic Advisor

    Stephen King, Director of Vocal Instruction
    The Harold Block and Janet Sims/Jill and Allyn Risley Chair

    Patrick Summers, Conducting Instructor and Coach
    Margaret Alkek Williams Chair  

    Patrick Harvey, Resident Coach
    Mr. and Mrs. James A. Elkins Endowed Chair 

    Peter Pasztor, Resident Coach

    Tara Faircloth, Drama Coach

    Brian Connelly, Piano Instructor
    Sponsored by Ursula and Saúl Balagura 

    Timothy Hester, Piano Instructor
    Sponsored by Joan Hacken Bitar, M.D.

    Melissa Marse, Piano Instructor

    Catherine Baxter, English Diction Coach

    Jordan de Souza, Vocal Coach

    Gerardo Felisatti, Vocal Coach

    David Hanlon, Vocal Coach

    Laurie Rogers, Vocal Coach

    Dr. Irene Spiegelman, German Diction Coach

    Language Instructors for 2014-15

    Christa Gaug, German Instructor
    Sponsored by Robert L. Turner in honor of John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer  

    Enrica Vagliani Gray, Italian Instructor
    Sponsored by Marsha L. Montemayor

    Jonathan Ludwig, Russian Instructor

    Julie Muller, English Instructor

    Nicole Uhlig, French Instructor
    Sponsored by Jennifer Sickler 

    Guest Coaches for 2014-15

    Deborah Birnbaum, Guest Coach

    John Fisher, Guest Coach
    James J. Drach Endowed Chair

    Myra Huang, Guest Coach
    Laura Lee Blanton Studio Award through the Scurlock Foundation

    Eric Melear, Guest Coach

    Kevin Murphy, Guest Coach

    James Robinson, Showcase Director

    Pierre Vallet, Guest Coach
    Evans Family Endowed Chair

  • Bradley Moore HS NEW

    Bradley Moore
    Music Director of HGO Studio
    Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Alkek Chair 


    Brian Speck HS
    Brian Speck
    Director of HGO Studio




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