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Roland Barrett

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Roland Barrett


Roland Barrett (b. 1955) joined the music theory and composition faculty at the University of Oklahoma in 2001 after serving the previous fifteen years as Assistant Director of Bands. Prior to his arrival at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Barrett was the band director at Republican Valley High School in Indianola, Nebraska, and at Fairbury High School in Fairbury, Nebraska . His primary teaching responsibilities at Oklahoma University focus on 20th century topics, and include both undergraduate and graduate music theory and composition instruction. In addition to his teaching duties, Roland continues to serve as the musical arranger for the Pride of Oklahoma marching band.

Roland currently has almost two hundred published works to his credit, including concert band selections, marching band compositions and arrangements, brass quintets, trumpet ensembles, and solo trumpet and horn pieces. 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, the International Trumpet Guild convention, and the International Double Reed Society conference. Barrett is a multiple recipient of the annual ASCAPlus award, and is a former recipient of the Michael Hennagin memorial scholarship in composition at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Barrett's works are published by Alfred Publishing, FJH Publications, Wingert-Jones Publications, Matrix Music, and Solid Brass Music.

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