Lisa Garner Santa — Interim Director
Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as principal flutist with Lubbock Chamber Orchestra and is Artist-Performer
and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career
as a teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Garner Santa's playing has
been described as "the kind of tone I prefer - rich, colorful, perfectly in control,
and always in tune. Her phrasing is all well-shaped and thoughtful...a truly remarkable
artist with dazzling musical ability." (American Record Guide)
Lisa Garner Santa's versatile programming ranges from the elegant Baroque music of Bach to the jazz-inspired writings of Mike Mower. Her passion for contemporary flute repertoire was sparked over a decade ago by the early flute works of Lowell Liebermann, which was the topic of her dissertation. Since then, she has supported the effort to expand and promote new music by performing and commissioning works from young as well as established composers including Warner Hutchison, Matthew Santa, Mike Mower, Joel Puckett, Derek Bermel, Roger Zare, and Peter Fischer.
As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. International exchanges include masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London, England and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, as well as Peking University in Beijing, China. Most recently she has presented and performed in symposiums in Naolinco (Mexico), San Jose (Costa Rica), and Mendoza (Argentina). Appearances at various regional and national conventions include a 2020 performance as soloist on Joel Puckett's Shadow of Sirius at the Regional CBDNA conference with TTU's Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Eric Allen. Her research, pedagogical articles, and interviews are published in The Flutist Quarterly, Flute Talk, and The Instrumentalist. She is a recipient of the Texas Tech Big 12 Fellowship, the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award and was recognized in 2020 as a TTU Integrated Scholar. She has also served as an Executive Council member of Texas Tech University's prestigious Teaching Academy, as a TTU Service Learning Faculty Fellow, and is a graduate of TTU's Institute for Inclusive Excellence.
As an active member of the National Flute Association, Dr. Garner Santa has been a featured performer at numerous conventions. She has served as an adjudicator and/or coordinator for many NFA events and competitions including the High School Soloist Competition, the NFA Newly Published Music Competition, the NFA Professional Flute Choir Competition, as the General Competitions Coordinator, and as NFA Convention Associate Program Chair for the 2002 convention. She served the NFA as Program Chair for the 2011 convention held in Charlotte, NC followed by two years on the NFA Executive Committee. Currently, she serves on the NFA Performance Health Care and Archives and Oral History Committees.
With co-authors Matthew Santa and Thomas Hughes, Lisa Garner Santa developed the Flute/Theory Workout, a method that efficiently introduces full-range scalar and chordal flute technique while introducing music theory fundamentals at the same time. The Workout, which comes with an entertaining accompaniment CD, is available through Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co., and Flute World. You can also find all-level tutorials online through MusicProfessor.com or Udemy. Dr. Garner Santa holds performance degrees from West Texas State University, Florida State University, and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Her teachers to whom she is eternally grateful include Carol Wincenc, Charles DeLaney, Sally Turk, and Helen Blackburn.
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Andrew Stetson — Senior Associate Director
Dr. 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.
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Jacqueline Henninger — Associate Director for Performance, Education, and Applied Studies
Dr. 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 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.
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.
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.