College of Fine Arts and Design

School of Music Faculty & Staff

The University of Central Oklahoma's School of Music faculty is made up of educators, performers, and scholars. We invite you to get to know us below.

Administration
Dr. Brian Lamb, Director
Dr. Robert Glaubitz, Assistant Director
Dr. Sandra Thompson, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Sam Magrill, Graduate Coordinator & Composition

Winds & Percussion
Dr. Emily Butterfield, Head of Winds and Percussion Division/Associate Professor of Flute
Dr. Brian Lamb, Director of Bands
David Hanan, Associate Director of Bands
Kadee Bramlett, Instructor of Oboe
Dr. Dawn Marie Lindblade, Associate Professor of Clarinet
Jenny Rucker, Central Clarinet Choir
Dr. Lori Wooden, Associate Director of Orchestras & Professor of Bassoon
Brian Gorrell, Instructor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies Division Head & Jazz Ensemble I
Martin King, Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone and Music Education
Dr. Ryan Sharp, Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Dr. James Klages, Professor of Trumpet & Online Music Appreciation
Lee Rucker, Emeritus Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Improvisation
Dr. Peggy Moran, Assistant Professor of Horn
Jeff Kidwell, Instructor of Trombone and Jazz Ensemble II
Paul Nesper, Adjunct Instructor of Tuba/Euphonium
David Hardman, Instructor of Percussion, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Consort
Bill Repavich, Adjunct Instructor of Percussion and Drumline

Vocal Arts
Dr. Kevin Eckard, Head of Vocal Division
Dr. Barbara DeMaio, Assistant Professor of Voice
Dr. Darla Eshelman, Associate Professor and Vocal Music Education Coordinator
Dr. Robert Glaubitz, Associate Professor of Voice
Dr. Marilyn Govich, Professor of Voice
Mateja Govich, Adjunct Instructor of Voice
Pamela Green, Emeritus Professor of Voice
Dr. Karl Nelson, Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Studies
Dr. Barbara Streets, Professor of Voice
Dr. Mark Johnson, Adjunct Instructor of Voice
Nicole Van Every, Cantilena and Voice
Dr. Molly Cason Johnson, Musical Theatre and Voice

Strings
Dr. Hong Zhu, Head, Professor of Violin, Chamber Orchestra Director
Dr. Ralph Morris, Director of the Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Viola
Lu Deng, Adjunct Instructor of Violin
Theodora Morris, Adjunct Instructor of Violin
Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Professor of Cello, Baroque Cello, Coordinator of Center for Historical Performance Practice
Dr. Michael Geib, Assistant Professor of String Bass
Chelsea Bushong, Adjunct Instructor of Harp
Colin Deibert, Adjunct Instructor of Guitar

Jazz Studies
Brian Gorrell, Instructor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies Division Head & Jazz Ensemble I
Jeff Kidwell, Instructor of Trombone and Jazz Ensemble II
Dr. Kent Kidwell, Faculty Emeritus
Lee Rucker, Emeritus Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Improvisation
Dr. Ryan Sharp, Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Dr. Michael Geib, Assistant Professor of String Bass
David Hardman, Instructor of Percussion, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Consort
Danny Vaughan, Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Guitar
Clint Rohr, Jazz Lab Director
Dennis Borycki, Instructor of Piano and Jazz Improvisation
Zac Lee, Adjunct Instructor of Technology and Jazz Arranging


Piano/Keyboard Studies
Dr. Sallie Pollack, Piano Division Head and Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano
Joseph Arndt, Adjunct Instructor of Harpsichord
Dennis Borycki, Instructor of Jazz Piano and Improvisation
Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw, Professor of Piano
Rachel Cho, Class Piano
Dr. David Forbat, Professor of Piano
Dr. Valery Kuleshov, Artist-in-Residence
Jennifer Mansour, Class Piano
Dr. Linda Owen, Adjunct Instructor of Piano
Natalie Syring, Class Piano


Musical Theatre
Dr. Greg White, Professor of Musical Theatre
Steven Smeltzer, Instructor of Musical Theatre
Sheri Hayden, Musical Theatre/Dance
Dr. Molly Cason Johnson, Musical Theatre and Voice
Billie Thrash, Musical Theatre

Classroom Studies
Dr. Sandra Thompson, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr. Pamela Bradford, Elementary Music Education
Dr. Cheryl Bocanegra, Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory
Andrew Brooks, Adjunct Instructor of Instrumental Music Education
Dr. Darla Eshelman, Associate Professor and Vocal Music Education Coordinator
Mathew Evans, Adjunct Instructor of Music in Film and Music Appreciation
Steve Fraser, Adjunct Instructor of Instrumental Education
Kerry Folsom, Adjunct Instructor of Music History
Hayley Grigg, Music History and Research
Earl Hefley, Instructor of Music Appreciation
Dr. Jack Helsley, Aural Skills and Technology
Dr. Sion "Ted" Honea, Professor of Music History
Jeff Kidwell, Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education
Martin King, Adjunct Instructor of Instrumental Education
Dr. James Klages, Professor of Trumpet & Online Music Appreciation
Dr. Samuel Magrill, Composition & Music Theory
Dr. Silviya Mateva, Aural Skills
Dr. Peter Pollack, History of Rock
Pamela Richman, Adjunct Instructor of Basic Music Skills, Music Appreciation, & Success in Music
Dr. L. Keith White, Professor of Composition

Professional Staff
Megan Clewell, Staff Accompanist
Ben Davis, Piano Technician
Eric Grigg, Staff Accompanist
Shalon Lester, Staff Accompanist
Bryan Mitschell, Recording Engineer
Janna Montgomery, Administrative Specialist II
Alexis Quinn, Marketing Assistant
Mariann Searle, Staff Accompanist