CMI - Faculty

With a global vision and a local focus, the UNL Music Faculty offers an exceptional contribution for attendees to the Chamber Music Institute.


Chiara String Quartet, Artists-in-residence

Chiara String Quartet
Gregory Beaver - Cello, Hyeyung Julie Yoon - Violin, Jonah Sirota - Viola, Rebecca Fischer - Violin.

Known for playing “By Heart,” without printed music, the Chiara String Quartet has delighted audiences around the world with their "fresh and vital" performances (New York Times). 2016 marks the tenth year that the Chiara Quartet has served as Artists-in-Residence at the UNL Chamber Music Institute.


John Bailey - Flute

John Bailey, Flute, is a member of the critically acclaimed Moran Woodwind Quintet, resident faculty quintet at UNL, which has toured extensively in the Midwest and recorded for Crystal Records and Coronet. Dr. Bailey has been the director of CMI since 2007.

John Bailey bio

John Bailey

Ann Chang - Piano

Dr. Ann Chang is Artist-in-Residence (Piano, Fortepiano) at UNL Glenn Korff School of Music and Fulbright Scholar. She also serves as Artistic Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Ann Chang bio

Ann Chang

Paul Haar - Saxophone

Paul Haar, Saxophone, is recognized for his duality as both a classical and jazz musician.  A Rico artist, he has been featured nationally and internationally as an educator and performer.

Paul Haar bio
UNL Jazz Studies

Paul Haar

Alan Mattingly - French Horn

Alan Mattingly, Horn, is highly active as a chamber musician, performing with the Moran Woodwind Quintet, the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet, and the Plymouth Brass.

Alan Mattingly bio

Alan Mattingly

William McMullen - Oboe

William McMullen is Professor of Oboe and a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet. He has released a solo CD on the Crystal label.

William McMullen bio

William McMullen

Greg Simon - Composition

Greg Simon, composer and jazz trumpeter, has written music for artists and ensembles around the country; his music has received performances from Alarm Will Sound, the Fifth House Ensemble, the Nu Deco Ensemble, and the California All-State Band and Choir, among many others. In addition to his work as a composer, Greg is active as a performer and jazz pedagogue, having appeared at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the University of Michigan Jazz Festival, and in venues in Denver, Detroit, and Greenville. Greg teaches composition and jazz studies at UNL; he received degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, and the University of Puget Sound.

Greg Simon bio

Greg Simon

Tyler White - Composition

Tyler White, Composition, has received commissions from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at UNL.

Tyler White bio

Tyler White