Texas Tech University

String Area

Texas Tech is home to a vibrant and dynamic string community comprised of a full-time faculty passionate about the highest standards of artistry and teaching, supporting undergraduate, graduate and doctoral string students inspired with the excitement and energy to reach the pinnacle of their potential as artists and pedagogues.

Strings Faculty

 Annie Boyle Annie Chalex Boyle Violin Email: anne.chalex-boyle@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-6030 
 Brandon David Brandon Guitar  Email: bgstex@aol.comPhone: (806) 799-1916
 Gilbert John Haspel Gilbert Violin  Email: john.gilbert@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-4070
 Lastrapes Jeffrey Lastrapes Cello  Email: jeffrey.lastrapes@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-0771
Rachel Mazzucco Rachel 
Harp Email: rachel.mazzucco@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 742-2270
 Morton Mark Morton Bass  Email: mark.morton@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-4728
 Blair Blair Williams String Music Education, String Project Email: blair.williams@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-2992
 Zahler Clara Zahler Violin Email: clara.zahler@ttu.eduPhone: (806) 834-7531


The Texas Tech University School of Music is an Institutional Member of the American String Teachers Association.