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Roland Barrett

Dr. Roland Barrett

Director of School of Music
Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor
Professor of Music (Theory)

Office: Catlett Music Center 138 K
Phone: (405) 325-7883

Dr. Roland Barrett joined the University of Oklahoma music theory and composition faculty in 2001, after a fifteen year stint as Assistant Director of Bands. His primary teaching responsibilities focus on 20th century topics, and include both undergraduate and graduate theory and composition teaching assignments. In addition to his teaching duties, Roland also continues to serve as the primary musical arranger for the Pride of Oklahoma marching band and is Associate Director of the School of Music.

Barrett is also a nationally recognized composer and arranger, with over two hundred published original works and arrangements for symphonic band, chamber ensembles, and marching band. His compositions have been performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony and by numerous All-State, All-Region, and All-District Honor Bands, and have been featured on National Public Radio, on the USA cable television network, at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Convention, the National Trumpet Competition, and the International Trumpet Guild Convention. His works are published by Alfred/Belwin, FJH Publications, Wingert-Jones Publications, C. Alan Publications, Matrix Music, and Solid Brass Music.

Roland lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife, Marie, and his three children, Emily, Benjamin, and Jessie.

  • DMA (Composition) - University of Oklahoma
  • MME - University of Oklahoma
  • BME - Peru State College in Nebraska