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


Martha Hicks
Martha Hicks
Martha Hicks
Chair of the Department of Music
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Church Music Studies
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
112 Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Church Music, Introduction to Music, Sightsinging and Eartraining, Conducting

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? 
I love the feeling of family at SBU.  I work with colleagues who love their students and love what they do.  Our students are the kind of young men and women I want to see leading our country and our churches in the coming years.

Educational and Professional Background:
Dr. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University, and a Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is an active participant in the Baptist Church Music Conference and currently serves the organization as Educational Vice President.

Faith Dedications:
Dr. Hicks attends First Baptist Church of Bolivar, where she serves as Children's Choir Coordinator and plays flute in the church orchestra.