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


Marc Baker
Joe Wooderson
Faculty associate – voice
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Wooderson is a native of Bolivar and graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University in 1999 with a B.M. in Church Music, a B.S. in Music Industry and a performer’s certificate in voice. He went on to receive a M.M. degree with distinction with concentrations in choral conduction and vocal performance/pedagogy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003.

While at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wooderson was a baritone soloist with the Oratorio Chorus and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was a finalist in the graduate division of the Texoma Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Auditions. He was the recipient of the Edwin McNeely Church Music Award (2000), the Ronald Howard Surrette Memorial Church Music Award (1997) and was named the Outstanding Music Graduate at Southwest Baptist University in 1999.

Wooderson is an adjunct professor of music at SBU and teaches church music classes, introduction to music and applied voice.