SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Music at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

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


Jane Munson-Berg
Andrew Campbell
Robert Carney
Martha Hicks
Brian Hopwood
Terri Knupps
Melinda Smashey Jones
Robin Smith
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


Carol Harrison
Carol Harrison
Faculty associate – violin, viola
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Harrison graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kansas with a degree in violin performance and has also received a master of arts degree from the University of Iowa. She has worked as a music specialist or special education teacher in Virginia, Oregon and Missouri.

Since moving to Missouri in 1984, Harrison has performed with the Springfield Symphony in the first violin section and has been active as a freelance performer with various churches, the Springfield Little Theater, Springfield Regional Opera, SBU productions, Fort Smith Arkansas Symphony, North Arkansas Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks. She has also recorded for several Branson artists including Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Shirley Jones, Regis and Kathy Lee, and the Osmonds.

She is married to her husband, Jim, who is a retired teacher-counselor. They live in Pittsburg, Mo., and enjoy spending time with their daughter, sons, and three grandchildren.