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University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Music Performance UCO (1974), MA, ABD Musicology, Eastman School of Music (1982), PhD Classics, SUNY Buffalo (1992)


Conservator, Head of Rare Books, School Archivist Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music (1981-1998); Professor of Music History UCO 2004-present

Classes Taught

Undergraduate and Graduate music history, music research, historical performance

Honors and Awards

UCO Modeling the Way 2008, CFAD Vanderford Distinguished Teacher 2006, UCO Vanderford Engagement Award 2015, biographical article in Grove Dictionary of Music

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Numerous articles in peer reviewed journals in the fields of musicology, music education, music pedagogy, classical studies, religious studies, ritual studies, library administration


History of music education, history of performance

Teaching Philosophy

Be honest, fair, and competent

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