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About Our Team

Mark Blair, Music Librarian

Mark has overseen the daily operations and long-range planning of the Schneider Music Library since 2002. He offers reference/research assistance, teaches information literacy, and makes the library's collection development decisions. He also drinks a lot of coffee, takes a lot of pictures, and has a peculiar obsession with collecting recorded versions of "Moonlight in Vermont."

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Mark went to high school in Oswego, New York and then Cleburne, Texas. He earned his Master's degree in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, specializing in the study of twentieth-century French-American compositional techniques. Concurrently, he worked as a staff supervisor at the UT Fine Arts Library. This experience inspired him to enter UT's School of Information, from which he earned a second Master's degree in 2000.

Mark's bachelor's degree (UT, 1993) is in music composition, with piano and voice as his instruments of focus. Songwriting/recording has been his lifelong passion; under his artistic name, Andy Units, he released his album Night Light in 2011. He posts his ongoing work on Soundcloud.

Andrea Bonneau, Library Assistant

Andrea is from Portland, Texas which is north of Corpus Christi. She is currently a junior at Texas State University, majoring in special education. Some of Andrea’s hobbies are doodling, scrapbooking, playing video games such as The Sims 4, Skyrim, and Animal Crossing, and loves spending time with her dog, Harvey. During her first 2 years at Texas State, she was a part of the Bobcat Marching Band and played the tenor saxophone. Andrea has been working at the Schneider Music Library since August 2017. She loves working in the Music building because everyone is so friendly and also because--as a future teacher-- she values the importance of fine arts education in higher learning as well as in the secondary school classroom.

Brittney McKinney, Library Assistant

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Brittney has worked at the Schneider Music Library since the Fall of 2017. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a double minor in French and opera. Outside of singing, she loves playing the flute, sewing, watching Disney movies, and film. 

Cara Flores-Weiss, Library Assistant

Cara is a Choral Music Studies major from Austin, Texas, and has been working at the Schneider Music Library since 2019. She is a member of Texas State's University Singers. Cara currently serves as Secretary and President-elect of the Theta Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, and is also Secretary of the Texas State student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Cara is a cat mom to Zelda, who is named after her favorite game series! Her favorite thing about working in the Music Library is being in a comfortable environment where she can connect with fellow music majors/lovers and share her love for music.

Johanna Vargas, Library Assistant

Johanna is from a small town called Gilmer, Texas. She has been working at the Schneider Music Library since 2018. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Foods (Dietetics Concentration) with a minor in Spanish and plans to follow her passion to become a registered dietician. She is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Alpha Sigma Pi, Latinas Unidas, and the Honors College. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, binge-watching shows, and cooking. Johanna loves working at the Music Library because of her deep appreciation for music as well as the aesthetic that it brings to the building.

Joshua Chairez, Library Assistant

Joshua Chairez is from Weslaco, Texas and is a Music Studies major and Mariachi minor. He has been working in the Music Library since 2019. He is pursing a bachelors degree in Music Education with a focus on Classical Percussion and a minor in Mariachi. He is currently a percussionist in the Bobcat Marching Band and the Texas State Concert Ensembles, and a vihuelista in the Texas State Mariachi. In his free time he loves playing and making music, working out, learning new things, and hanging out with friends. Joshua loves working in the Music Library because of the friendly and relaxed environment. 

Kayla Tinnon, Library Assistant

Kayla was born in Austin, Texas, and has worked at the Music Library since 2018. She is studying Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She plans on pursuing a master's degree in Industrial-Organizatinal Psychology. She loves to spend her free time binge-watching shows, reading, creating art, journaling, and completing puzzles. She appreciates having a job in such a comfortable environment that promotes musicality and artistic expression.

Macy Keating, Library Assistant

Macy is from Houston, Texas, and this is her first semester working at the Music Library. She is a Psychology major with a minor in Spanish. She plans on pursuing a master's degree in Social Work. Macy loves working in such a creative environment and interacting with music students. She serves with the campus ministry Cru on the worship team. She loves to spend her free time outside, writing, reading, and drawing.

Sean Eure, Library Assistant

Sean was born in Austin, Texas. He has worked at the Schneider Music Library since 2017. He is in his last semester studying Music Composition, with plans to pursue a graduate degree in Music Therapy. He spends most of his free time working on his music composition, songwriting, and spending time with friends or in ministry. He is an active member of his church worship band and a part of Texas State's CRU Ministry. Sean loves working at the Music Library and appreciates the comfortable and creative environment.

Zoë Dawson, Library Assistant

Raised in Burleson, Texas, Zoë is a Theatre major receiving her Teaching Certification here at Texas State. She loves performing in musicals specifically, loves musical theatre in general, and spends her free time listening to musicals on repeat. Zoe loves her job in the Music Library and enjoys working with such amazing people!