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.