Director of Choirs
Office: ART 113E
Office: ART 113B
Director of Bands
Office: ART 113R
Alex H. Qian, Artistic Director of Vocal Studies
Internationally known Alex H. Qian, music professor and founding faculty member of Lone Star College-CyFair, received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Shanghai Conservatory. Qian holds two master’s degrees, one in Vocal Performance from Sam Houston State University and another in choral conducting from Shanghai Conservatory. A wide range of cultural experiences as a soloist and recitalist with orchestras in Finland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the United States, and China have increased Qian’s ability to connect to a diverse student population. His multicultural exposure has flavored his expression of the world’s universal language, music. Qian is best known for his stellar conducting of operas, musicals, and major choral works.
John C. Wolfskill, Director of Bands
Dr. John Wolfskill is director of bands and chair of the music department at Lone Star College-CyFair where he directs the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Wind Ensembles. He is a woodwind doubler, performing freelance on flutes, clarinets and saxophones. Wolfskill holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from The University of Houston, Moore’s School of Music. He completed his MEd and BMEd degrees at Sam Houston State University. He has taught band for both public and private schools at all levels for twelve years. Before teaching for LSC-CyFair, he was the Artist in Residence for nineteen years for San Jacinto Colleges, College of the Mainland and Lee College.
Dr. Aaron Alon, Assistant Professor of Music
Alon’s award-winning classical music has been performed around the world by numerous acclaimed musicians and released on four CDs. Alon’s current projects include an opera with librettist Michael Remson, two new musicals and a cycle of songs for bass David Keck. Since 2009, Alon has been highly active as an emerging playwright andn musical theatre composer-lyricist. His plays and musicals have been read or performed in New York City, Houston, Galveston and in the United Kingdom. He is a founding member and president of the Board of Directors of Thunderclap Productions, a theatrical company dedicated to presenting new and underrepresented works of theatre. Their most recent production was “Death, the Musical,” a comic, irreverent musical revue about death, with contributions from a dozen composers, lyricists and book writers in NYC, LA, Chicago and Houston.
Alon is a member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild of America a past chapter president of Mu Phi Epsilon and Director of Composition and Theory at the American Festival for the Arts. He has also taught for the Women’s Institute of Houston, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as well as the School of Continuing Studies, the University of Texas “Road Scholar” program and Alvin Community College.
Alon holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Vocational Diploma, Musicians Institute Los Angeles
DMA, Louisiana State University; MM, Rice University; BM, Rice University
MM, Mississippi College; BA, Louisiana State University
Malcolm B. Harris
MA, West Texas A&M University; BSEd, University of Missouri
MM, University of Louisville; BS, Lamar University
MM, University of Houston; BA, West Virginia University
BM, University of Houston
MM, University of Michigan; BM, Seoul National University
So Yoon Lee
DMA, University of Texas-Austin; MM, University of Rochester; BM, Seoul National University
DMA, Rice University; MM, University of Houston; BM, University of Houston
MMEd, Angelo State University; BMEd, Abilene Christian University
MM, University of Maryland College Park; BM, University of Houston
BM, Louisiana State University
MM, Texas State University; BM, Hong Kong Baptist University
MM, Sam Houston State University; BM, University of North Texas