Richard C. Gipson

Interim Dean, College of Fine Arts and Professor of Music

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D.Ed., (Music Education Research Design/Statistics), Pennsylvania State University
MMus, University of Texas at Austin
BMus, University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

Percussion (all levels)
Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles
Percussion Techniques
Percussion for Composers
Music Education Research Design and Statistics
Music Education Measurement & Evaluation
Music Education Current Trends

Areas of Focus

Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles, Percussion Acoustics, Percussion Pedagogy

38 published original compositions and arrangements for marimba and percussion ensemble

Four commercial CD recordings

Competitively selected to perform at PASIC 1985, 1990, 1994, and 2001. Performances at MENC, MTNA, and NCCP. Performance at NYC’s Merkin Hall 2001.

PAS (Percussive Arts Society)Lifetime Achievement in Education Award (2017)

CODA (College Orchestra Directors Association) Music Administrator of the Year (2017)

Regents Professor (University of Oklahoma)

NASM (current site visit chair), past board member PAS