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Department of Music at Southwest Baptist University

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Martha Hicks, D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music, and Professor of Music
(417) 328-1633


Jane Munson-Berg
Kathy Brown
Andrew Campbell
Robert Carney
Martha Hicks
Brian Hopwood
Terri Knupps
Melinda Smashey Jones
James Tarrant
Jeffery Waters
Renee Waters

Faculty associates

Marc Baker - percussion
Alejandro Gonzalés Béltran - cello
Mark Bowdidge - organ
Regina Bruner - clarinet
R. Catherine Burgher - Higher Ground
Michelle Draper - flute
Delrae Glidwell - music education
Carol Harrison - violin, viola
Eric Jackson - french horn
Angel McGlasson - oboe
Sara Miller - piano, accompanist
Melissa Roberts - piano
John Strickler - guitar
Joe Wooderson - voice
Tim Wootton - trumpet

Ozark Honors Music Festival

Director's Nomination Form | Special Interest Sessions | Schedule | Registration

The music faculty at SBU is pleased to announce the return of the annual Ozark Honors Music Festival, February 12-13, 2016.

With outstanding leadership by Dr. Brian Hopwood and Dr. James Tarrant the 2016 Festival promises to provide excellent experience for all participants.  Honor musicians will perform in the Honor Choir, Honor String Orchestra and Honor Band, and will have the opportunity to perform in master classes, take private lessons with SBU faculty, hear college-level recitals, attend seminars on subjects such as jazz improvisation and preparing for contest, and audition for Music Performance Scholarships for SBU’s Department of Music.

The complete festival will be a one-and-a-half day event.  Students will arrive on campus on Friday afternoon and the final concert featuring the Honor String Orchestra, Honor Band and Honor Choir will be held on Saturday afternoon.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.  The cost for each student is $50.00.  This fee includes meals, lodging, instructional materials, master classes, and a Festival T-shirt.  Payment is due in full ($50.00) with the application.  No refunds will be given unless the student is not selected to attend.  If you have further questions about the Festival, please call (417) 328-1644.