Texas Tech University


Andrew Stetson — Interim Director

Andrew StetsonDr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, scholar, and administrator. He is currently serving as Interim Director and Associate Professor in the School of Music and is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy Exeuctive Council. 

As an orchestral musician, he serves as Principal Trumpet of the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra (CO) and has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony. 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.

His debut solo album entitled "Rise Above" is available for sales and streaming worldwide on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube with playback in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and others. Dr. Stetson focuses on collaboration between students and professional performers in his creative activities and is proud to have featured over 100 students from Texas Tech University on the release. Fanfare Magazine noted in the recording that “there's joy in Stetson's music-making, and it is captivating to hear his technical command and artistry.” More reviews can be found here: https://andrewstetson.com/reviews/ 

This album along with the hundreds of performances, clinics, and masterclasses Dr. Stetson has participated in, led to his being named a recipient 2022 Chancellor's Council Research Award, the top faculty honor at Texas Tech University. 

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. Several students have been invited compete in various ensembles as part of the live invite-only rounds of the National Trumpet Competition over the past several years.

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.

Dr. Stetson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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.

Carla Davis Cash—Associate Director for Applied Performance and Pedagogy Programs


Carla Davis Cash is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Texas Tech University where she chairs the keyboard area, teaches graduate courses in pedagogy, and supervises keyboard-area instructional TAs. She additionally serves as Associate Director for Performance and Pedagogy Programs at the School of Music.

For over a decade, her body of research has centered on the processes by which novice and expert musicians learn and refine motor skills. She regularly presents her work at state, national, and international conferences of music performance, education, and psychology, and her articles can be found in leading journals and trade magazines of music education and music psychology, including Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, American Suzuki Journal, and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

In recognition of her contributions to the field of music learning, Cash has received the Texas Tech University Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award (2015) and the Outstanding Research Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) (2007, 2009). She has been awarded an Arts in Medicine Grant from the Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, several Texas Tech Scholarship Catalyst Program grants, the Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship, and the inaugural Texas Tech Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research, subsequently utilized to investigate the neural basis of skill learning in music using fMRI technology. In 2021, Cash was inducted into the Texas Tech Teaching Academy.

Professional activities include serving on the editorial board for Music Teachers National Association's MTNA e-Journal and the research and editorial committees of Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP). Carla also performs regularly as a collaborative pianist, joining colleagues on stages across the U.S. and beyond.

A native of Miami, Florida, she earned a B.M. in Keyboard Performance and M.M. in Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and holds a Ph.D. in Music and Human Learning from The University of Texas at Austin.