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University of Central Oklahoma


Ryan Meeks is the coordinator of instrumental music education and co-sponsor of the CNAfME student organization at the University of Central Oklahoma. As a passionate music teacher educator, he hopes to help prepare quality music educators who will change the lives of their students and communities. Prior to joining the faculty at UCO, he held positions at the University of Southern Maine and Oklahoma Baptist University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. A native Oklahoman, Meeks began his career teaching in Oklahoma public schools from 2005­–10. Maintaining an active agenda in music education research, he has presented practitioner workshops and research presentations at international, national and regional conferences across the United States and in the UK.  His scholarly interests include music teacher mentoring, instrumental music methods and rehearsal techniques, music teacher expertise and pre-service music teacher preparation. An active clinician and adjudicator, Meeks enjoys working closely with educators and band programs throughout the region.

Education and Certifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, ABD - University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Music in Horn Performance - Oklahoma City University
  • Bachelor of Music Education - University of Oklahoma

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