Dr. Roland Barrett
is currently a member of the music theory faculty at the University
of Oklahoma. He joined the theory department in the fall of 2001
after serving the previous 16 years as assistant director of bands.
In addition to teaching various undergraduate and graduate level
music theory courses, Dr. Barrett continues his role as music
arranger for the famed Pride of Oklahoma marching band.
Dr. Barrett is a
nationally recognized composer and arranger, with over 100 published
original works and arrangements for symphonic band, various chamber
ensembles, and marching band. His compositions have received numerous
performances at The Midwest Clinic, and are regularly programmed by
all-state and all-region bands. Dr. Barrett is a three-time recipient
of the annual ASCAPlus award, and is a former recipient of the
Michael Hennagin memorial scholarship in composition at the
University of Oklahoma.