Faculty and Staff

Dr. Keith Talley, Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Endowed Chair
Associate Professor, Saxophone


Ms. Rhyesa Hamilton
Administrative Assistant


Ms. Elaine Bates
Adjunct Instructor, Elementary Music Education


Dr. David Bessinger
Associate Professor, Percussion


Ms. Marti Bessinger
Adjunct Instructor, Music Education


Mr. Vurl Bland
Adjunct Instructor, Tuba


Dr. Robert Chambers
Professor, Trombone, Euphonium, Guitar, & Conductor of the SWOSU Orchestra


Ms. Yu-Ling Chen
Instructor, Piano and Music Therapy


Dr. Stacey DiPaolo
Assistant Professor, Clarinet


Ms. Kathy Dobrinski
Adjunct Instructor, Cello


Dr. Daniel Farris
Assistant Professor, Choral Music


Dr. Kristin Griffeath
Assistant Professor, Voice, Music History


Dr. Robin Griffeath
Assistant Professor, Voice


Ms. Heather Henning
Adjunct Instructor, Oboe and Bassoon


Ms. Amanda Hughes
Adjunct Instructor, Voice


Dr. ChihChen Sophia Lee
Professor, Music Therapy


Dr. Shelley Martinson
Assistant Professor, Flute


Mr. Marc Mueller
Instructor, Director of Bands


Mr. David Robillard
Adjunct Instructor, Violin and Viola


Ms. Janis South
Instructor, Horn


Dr. Richard Tirk
Assistant Professor, Trumpet & Jazz Studies


Dr. Dennis Widen
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music, Music Theory, Piano