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Faculty by Teaching Area

The Department of Music serves a student body of approximately 130 music majors. What's more,  many non-majors choose to get involved in our music programs by playing in our ensembles as well. The department is small enough to feel welcoming, yet large enough to offer a rigorous curriculum that helps students reach their professional goals and employment. We offer music degrees at the bachelor's and master's levels.

Our highly skilled faculty members offer expert, applied instruction in woodwinds, brass, keyboard, percussion, strings and voice. And SWOSU's wind ensembles, choral ensembles, orchestra, jazz ensembles and chamber ensembles are recognized as being outstanding in the Western Oklahoma region.

Music Faculty/Staff
Name Title Instrument Office Phone
Bessinger, David Professor Percussion FAC106 580.774.3765
Bessinger, Marti Adjunct Piano FAC100 580.774.3708
Bushong, Chelsea Adjunct Harp FAC115 580.774.3708
DiPaolo, Stacey Professor   Clarinet FAC105 580.774.3718
Farris, Daniel Professor Voice FAC108 580.774.3208
Gable, Mirella Adjunct Horn FAC121 580.774.3708
Griffeath, Kristin Professor   Voice FAC120 580.774.3219
Griffeath, Robin Associate Professor  Voice FAC119 580.774.7105
Hamilton, Rhyesa Office Administration Ears FAC100 580.774.3708
Hung, Shuo-Hui Assistant Professor  Cello / Piano BMH106 580.774.3209
Johnson, RuiRui Adjunct Piano Accompanist BMH129 580.774.3708
Julian, Laura Adjunct Piano Accompanist FAC123 580.774.3708
Khoo, Didier Instructor Piano BMH130 580.774.3709
Lee, Hsuan-Yu Associate Professor  Violin / Viola BMH104 580.774.6840
Lee,  Sophia  Professor Piano BMH131 580.774.3218
Little, Yiuka Adjunct Piano Accompanist FAC123 580.774.3708
Martinson, Philip Assistant Professor  Trombone / Euphonium/Tuba BMH105 580.774.3719
Martinson, Shelley Associate Professor Flute FAC100A 580.774.3297
Osborn, Mark Adjunct Double Bass BMH129 580.774.3708
Pippin, Robert Assistant Professor Director of Bands FA109 580.774.3175
Smith, Austin Taylor Adjunct Drumline Instructor FAC121 580.774.3708
South, James Retired Provost Trumpet ADM210 580.774.7152
Stephenson, Hayden Adjunct Flute FAC121 580.774.3708
Teghtmeyer, Joyce Retired Academic Records Bassoon ADM108 580.774.3029
Tarkington, Walter Adjunct Guitar / Bass  FAC117 580.774.3708
Tirk, Richard Professor   Trumpet FAC107 580.774.3772
Tracy, Matthew R Associate Professor   Saxophone BMH128 580.774.3217
Wojciechowsky, Candice Adjunct Oboe / Bassoon BMH129 580.774.3708