Texas Tech University



Lisa Garner Santa — Interim Director

Dr. Lisa Garner SantaLisa Garner Santa is Professor of Flute and Interim Director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University. She is a past recipient of the Texas Tech Big 12 Fellowship, Alumni Association New Faculty Award, the President's Excellence in Teaching award, the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, and has completed the Institute for Inclusive Excellence and training as a Service Learning Faculty Fellow. She is also an active member of the TTU Women Full Professor Network, the TLPDC Faculty Mentoring program, and serves on the Executive Committee for the TTU Teaching Academy. As a pedagogue and performer, Lisa Garner Santa presents throughout the United States and abroad at venues such as the Royal College of Music in London, England, Peking University in Beijing, China, the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, and for the World Flutes Festival in Mendoza, Argentina. Presentations and performances at various regional and national conventions include invitations from the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the College Music Society. Her research, pedagogical articles and interviews are published in The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk. She is also a E-RYT500 yoga professional and teaches Yoga and the Creative Arts for the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts.   

To contact Dr. Garner Santa, please email lisa.garner@ttu.edu


Andrew Stetson — Senior Associate Director

Andrew StetsonDr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, and Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestras. In addition to performances with the Texas Tech Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. Stetson has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society and as part of the Monadnock Music Festival. As a soloist, Dr. Stetson presents numerous recitals throughout the United States and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Texas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, he placed in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and performed in the live rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.

Winner of the 2016 Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, a university-wide honor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Stetson continues to serve as a committed and diligent educator. Students of Dr. Stetson have performed in both solo and ensemble rounds of the National Trumpet Competition, performed as a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, won positions with full-time military ensembles, and gained entry into top graduate programs. In 2017 and 2018 his entire applied studio was invited to compete in various ensembles as part of the live invite-only rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.

As a clinician, Dr. Stetson has presented at numerous high schools throughout the country and at large educational conferences such as the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention and the Florida Music Educators Association Convention.

Dr. Stetson received the Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. His principal studies have been with Charles Schlueter, Eric Berlin, Terry Everson, and Thomas Siders.

To contact Dr. Andrew Stetson, please email andrew.stetson@ttu.edu


Jacqueline Henninger — Associate Director for Teaching and Learning

Jacqueline HenningerDr. Jacqueline C. Henninger (PhD, Music Education, MM, Music Education, and BM Music Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) began her position in the School of Music at Texas Tech University (TTU) in August 2014. In 2018, she was inducted into the TTU Teaching Academy and was also named a recipient of the TTU Alumni Association New Faculty Award. Prior to joining the faculty at TTU, Dr. Henninger was a Fulbright Scholar in Sub-Saharan Africa, which enabled her to teach and research at Tumaini University Makumira in Usa River, Tanzania, East Africa from 2012 - 2014. From 2005 – 2013, Dr. Henninger was an Assistant Professor of Music and Human Learning with the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). Immediately prior to that faculty appointment, she was a member of the music education faculty at The Ohio State University (2000 - 2005). Her teaching responsibilities have included undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinating and supervising student teachers, and advising master and doctoral level examinations, projects, theses, and dissertations.

Her research, which has been presented at state, national, and international conferences, is focused on two academic areas: teacher preparation and multicultural music education. Dr. Henninger's articles have been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Texas Music Education Research, Global Music and Culture: Intersections and Inclusion, Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC): Connections, and TRIAD. She is also the author of a textbook chapter entitled The Teaching and Learning of Music of East Africa: Songs and Dances of Tanzania, which is within the textbook entitled Teaching General Music: A K-12 Experience. Dr. Henninger has served and is currently serving on the editorial boards for several state and national refereed journals in the field of music education.

Dr. Henninger is active in state, national, and international organizations. She is currently the Past President of NAfME-Texas, which is the state affiliate of the national organization (NAfME, which is the National Association for Music Education). Prior to being elected into the position of President, she served as President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and was on the Council of Chairs for NAfME-Texas (formerly known as TMEC, which was the Texas Music Educators Conference). She has also served as the Chair for the Special Research Interest Group (SRIG): Instructional Strategies with NAfME and was recently appointed as the Board Advisor for the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE).

After earning her Bachelor of Music degree from UT-Austin, Professor Henninger had a highly successful public school teaching career as a choral and band director at Fulmore Middle School in the Austin Independent School District. Dr. Henninger continues to enjoy working with public school students, prospective music educators, and practitioners as an events adjudicator, guest clinician, guest conductor, guest lecturer/presenter, and guest panelist on local, national, and international levels.

David Forrest—Associate Director for Academic Studies

David Forrest David Forrest teaches graduate and undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses. He supervises the undergraduate music theory and aural skills sequences and serves as Graduate Theory Coordinator. Dr. Forrest holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music Theory, an M.M. in Choral Conducting, and a B.M. in Music Education, all from Texas Tech. He has presented research across Europe and the United States, predominantly on popular music, music theory pedagogy, and the music of Benjamin Britten. Dr. Forrest's work has been published in several journals including Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online, and College Music Symposium. He serves as lead editor and contributing author to Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and is currently authoring a chapter on the music of Kate Bush for the Routledge Handbook on Women's Work in Music. Dr. Forrest has 15 years of experience as a high school and church choir director. He serves as President of the Board for the West Texas Children's Chorus and regularly adjudicates for University Interscholastic League vocal competitions.

A partial list of publications is given below.


Forrest, David, Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Stacey Jocoy, and Emily Ahrens Yates, eds. 2017. Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

Forrest, David. (in press, due out Fall 2020). "Kate Bush's Uncanny Harmonic Language," in Handbook on Women's Work in Music, edited by Rhiannon Mathias. New York: Routledge.

Forrest, David. 2017. "Britten and the Supernatural," in Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium, edited by David Forrest, et. al., 183-208. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Forrest, David. 2017. "PL Voice Leading and the Uncanny in Pop Music," Music Theory Online, 23.4.

Forrest, David and Matthew Santa. 2014. "A Taxonomy of Sentence Structures,"College Music Symposium Vol. 54, August 7.

Forrest, David. 2010. "Prolongation in the Choral Music of Benjamin Britten," Music Theory Spectrum 32(1), 1-25.

Forrest, David, Severine Neff, and John Reef. 2011-present. "American Music Theory (1955-2010)," entry for Oxford Bibliography Online. Annotated bibliography from Oxford University Press.

Book Reviews

Forrest, David. Fall 2017. Review of My Beloved Man: The Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears edited by Vicki P. Stroeher, Nicholas Clark, and Jude Brimmer, NABMSA Reviews, vol. 4 no. 2.