Facts and Figures:

Studio Size: 23

School of Music Size: 366

College of Fine Arts and Design Size: 1,438

University of Central Oklahoma Size: 17,101

The Mission of the School of Music is teaching and performing.

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Students who wish to audition for the clarinet studio can contact Dr. Dawn Lindblade directly by email at dlindblade@uco.edu or by phone at (405) 974 5655. There is an online application via the School of Music website.

Usually an audition includes two prepared pieces in contrasting styles, major and chromatic scales, and a short piece of sight-reading. Please plan on being on campus an entire day so that you may attend a rehearsal of Central’s Wind Symphony and a class or two.  There are scholarships available for both music majors and minors. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Woodwind Faculty:

Dr. Emily Butterfield, Flute

Ms. KaDee Bramlett, Oboe

Mrs. Jenny Rucker, Clarinet

Dr. Lori Wooden, Bassoon

Mr. Brian Gorrell, Saxophone

Our Conducting Faculty:

Dr. Brian Lamb, Director of Bands

Mr. David Hanan, Associate Director of Bands

Dr. Ralph Morris, Director of Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Hong Zhu, Director of Chamber Orchestra

Dr. Lori Wooden, Associate Director of Orchestras

Available Music Degree Programs:

Instrumental Performance, B.M.

Music Education: Instrumental, B.M.

Master of Music, M.M.

Chamber Music Initiative:

The UCO School of Music recognizes the Chamber Music experience as an integral part of a musician's training. Players in the various chamber ensembles usually focus on one-on-a-part performances, which allow the musicians to experience the highest levels of responsibility and flexibility. This type of individual performance responsibility helps the student musician to mature and grow, as they learn to function and perform like a professional. In addition, chamber ensembles allow students to experience music from every different compositional style period, from medieval and renaissance music to current pieces by living composers. The chamber ensembles function almost as a music "lab" experience, where the musicians can apply what they learn in theory and history.

These ensembles are not conducted, but rather, there is a unique rapport between the students and the faculty who "coach" them. Because of flexible size, instrumentation, personnel, and the high quality of the finest groups, many of these ensembles have the opportunity to perform in highly visible performance venues for influential audiences.

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