Director of School of Music
Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor
Professor of Music (Theory)
Phone: (405) 325-7883
Dr. Roland Barrett became the Director of the School of Music in 2016. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served the School of Music as the Associate Director, taught music theory and composition, and served as Assistant Director of Bands. He is an Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts and a Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor.
Barrett is also an internationally recognized composer and arranger, with over three 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.
- DMA (Composition) - University of Oklahoma
- MME - University of Oklahoma
- BME - Peru State College in Nebraska