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


Sara Miller
Sara Steele-Miller
Faculty associate – piano, accompanist
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Sara Steele-Miller graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2008 with a B.M. in Church Music, piano pedagogy certificate and performer’s certificate. She then attended Baylor University where she received a M.M. in Piano Pedagogy and Performance in 2011.

She teaches applied and class piano at SBU and serves as an accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists and opera theater. An active collaborator, she also accompanies for Missouri State University and the Springfield Regional Opera.