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Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable

The Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable (OMTR) is the premiere professional organization for collegiate music theory professors in the state of Oklahoma, and additionally serves all music theory and composition students in the Oklahoma University system. In its annual meetings, the organization addresses issues pertinent to music theory and composition instruction at the collegiate level, including but not limited to curriculum needs, educational resources, innovative teaching methods, and various topics in contemporary music theory. OMTR also serves as a platform for the performance and analysis of repertoire vital to the ongoing development of music theorists and their students. OMTR was established in 1986. The first meeting, organized by Alice Lanning (University of Oklahoma) took place at Oklahoma City CC and featured Michael Rogers as the guest speaker.

The 2015 Roundtable with guest speaker Ken Stephenson (University of Tennessee) will meet on Friday, September 25th at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Skye Garcia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Past meetings of the OMTR:

Year

Host School

Guest Speaker, Topic

2015
East Central University
Ken Stephenson (University of Tennessee)

2014

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

 

2013

Oral Roberts University

 

2012

Oklahoma City University

Michael Buchler (Florida State University)

2011

University of Tulsa

Film music

2010

Oklahoma Baptist University

 

2009

East Central University

 

2008

University of Oklahoma

James Buhler (University of Texas), film music

2007

Oral Roberts University

Samuel Adler

2006

Cameron University

Nico Schüler (Texas State University), analysis symposium

2005

University of Central Oklahoma

Ole Palmqvist (Australian National University), rhythm workshop

2004

University of Oklahoma

Steve Laitz (Eastman School of Music), performance & analysis

2003

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

John Check (Central Missouri State University), compound melodies in jazz

2002

Oklahoma Baptist University

Ear-training research, AP music theory exam, etc.

2001

University of Tulsa

Steve Larson (University of Oregon), musical forces

2000

Oklahoma Christian University

Michael Rogers (University of Oklahoma), analysis in the matrix of music activity, dark undercurrents in Mozart

1999

University of Oklahoma

Gary Karpinski (University of Massachussets), aural skills

1998

University of Central Oklahoma

Robert Frank (Southern Methodist University), distance learning

1997

East Central University

Robert Ottman (University of North Texas), textbooks

1996

Oklahoma Christian University

Pros and cons of coordinating syllabi across colleges

1995

University of Oklahoma

Joseph Straus (City University of New York), teaching 20th-century music

1994

Oklahoma State University

Incorporating noncanonical literature

1993

Oklahoma Baptist University

Joel Lester (City University of New York), pedagogy

1992

University of Tulsa

Curriculum design

1991

University of Central Oklahoma

Larry Austin (University of North Texas), composing on the NeXT computer

1990

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Computer-aided instruction

1989

University of Oklahoma

Relationship between high school and college curricula

1988

East Central University

Tim Kolosick (University of Arizona), computer-aided instruction

1987

Cameron University

Curriculum design

1986

Oklahoma City Community College

Michael Rogers (University of Oklahoma), form and analysis

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