Woodwind Faculty


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Dr. Erin Murphy

Flute

erinkmurphy@gmail.com

flutestudio.okstate.edu

            Flutist Erin Kendall Murphy has an active and multifaceted career as a performer and educator. She frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations, and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. Educationally, her overarching goals are developing the talents of people of all ages and fostering community spirit.
            Dr. Murphy made her concerto debut with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2013. She has also performed with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Ravenswood Community Orchestra, Mode chamber ensemble and Gaudete Brass, Southport Symphony Orchestra, and Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. Her recent chamber music appearances include those with the Analogue Duo, Lakeshore Rush, Whitewater Chamber Players, and Sapphire Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Murphy has performed in England, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. She is a founding member and flutist of Lakeshore Rush, a Pierrot plus percussion ensemble that collaborates with composers and performs accessible contemporary works. Since their 2014-2015 inaugural season, they have premiered commissions by Beth Bradfish, Kyong Mee Choi, Elizabeth Start, Laura Schwendinger, Pierre Jalbert, Joshua Hintze, Jonathan Hannau, and Griffin Candey. Erin has performed solo recitals in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.
            In 2018, Dr. Murphy joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University as the Assistant Professor of Flute. Before her appointment at OSU, she served as faculty at Lamar University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Maranatha Baptist University. She has given masterclasses at universities, high schools, and community music schools across the country. Additionally, she has performed and presented at several National Flute Association Conventions, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, International Alliance for Women in Music Congress, Tenth Festival of Women Composers at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chicago Flute Club Festivals, and the Wisconsin Flute Festival. Her articles have been published in the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in MusicFQ PlusFlute TalkBandDirectorsTalkShop.com, and Chicago Flute Club’s Pipeline.
            Dr. Murphy transcribed 17 pieces from Marin Marais’ Suitte d’un goût étranger for flute and keyboard. She collaborated with pianist Dr. Kirstin Ihde on a recording of these intriguing French baroque character pieces, which was released in April 2014. Her second solo recording Day and Night: Modern Flute and Piano Duos by Women Composers is slated for release in 2018.
            Her applied flute students have been accepted to excellent undergraduate and graduate programs including the San Francisco Conservatory, Northwestern University, Indiana University Bloomington, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They have won masterclass and concerto competitions, been featured on notable alumni concerts, and become successful educators across the country in applied flute and general music education.  
            Dr. Murphy holds degrees in flute performance from the University of Michigan (B.M., James B. Angell Scholar), Northwestern University (M.M. with honors), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (D.M.A., music theory minor). In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in Kent, England at Trevor Wye’s International Flute Studio. Her other influential teachers include Stephanie Jutt, Mary Stolper, Walfrid Kujala, Amy Porter, Lorna McGhee, and Jeff Zook. 
            Dr. Murphy is a member of the Chicago and Houston Flute Clubs, National Flute Association, International Alliance for Women in Music, Musicians Club of Women, Pi Kappa Lambda Fraternity, and the Texas Music Educators Association.


IMG 5503Melissa Bosma
Oboe
melissa.bosma@okstate.edu 
oboestudio.okstate.edu

Melissa Bosma is Lecturer of Oboe at Oklahoma Stte University, where she also serves as Director of the OSU Summer Music Camp. Prior to her appointment at OSU, Ms. Bosma served as Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Heidelberg University, where she performed with the faculty woodwind quintet, regularly performed at the New Music Festival, and commissioned new solo works for oboe and piano.

Ms. Bosma taught extensively in Michigan through her studio and master classes at many local middle and high schools. Ms. Bosma also founded Ducks in a Row: Reedmaking Camps, a series of weeklong summer reedmaking intensives for students throughout Michigan. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Ms. Bosma is an active orchestral musician who held the positions of Second Oboe with the Michigan Philharmonic, English Horn with the Dearborn Symphony, and Principal Oboe of Arbor Opera Theatre. She performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Toldeo Symphony, and many other ensembles in the tri-state area. In Oklahoma, Ms. Bosma frequently performs with the Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, and other ensembles throughout the state. Also an accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Bosma attended the Sarasota Music Festival and was a Fellow at Music Academy of the West where she was a featured soloist under the baton of Grammy-nominated conductor Nicholas McGegan.

Melissa Bosma graduated with Master of Music degrees in both Oboe Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Southern Methodist University. Her primary teachers include Erin Hannigan and Nancy Ambrose King.


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Babette Belter

Clarinet

babette.belter@okstate.edu

Babette Belter is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma State University. Ms. Belter holds degrees in Music Education, Woodwinds, and Clarinet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Michigan State University. She currently performs as principal clarinet with the Tulsa Ballet Orchestra and Signature Symphony where she has appeared as a soloist performing works of Weber, Bernstein, and Rossini. Professor Belter also regularly performs with the Tulsa Philharmonic. Among her many performances have been presentations for conventions of the International Clarinet Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, and the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association.

In addition to performing as a soloist throughout the United States, Ms. Belter has presented a series of solo recitals in Japan and has performed the Copland Concerto with the Guatemala National Symphony Orchestra in Guatemala City, Guatemala. As a recipient of the Southwestern Bell Foundation Fellowship, Professor Belter participated in the Classical Music Seminar-Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria and researched several Hungarian chamber music manuscripts in Budapest, Hungary. Ms. Belter has served as an American Cultural Specialist in Costa Rica through the United States Information Agency where she presented recitals and master classes on American music. Her travels have also taken her to Israel and England where she has performed as a soloist and presented master classes.

In 2004, she received the Wise-Diggs-Berry award for outstanding teaching at Oklahoma State University.


IMG 2422Ryan Gartner

Saxophone

ryan.gartner@jenksps.org

Ryan Gartner is currently in his sixth year of teaching at Jenks Public Schools.  His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching beginning clarinet and saxophone, and assisting with the Trojan Pride Marching Band.

In 2009, Mr. Gartner received his Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma State University.  While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Gartner was awarded the Bohumil Makovsky Outstanding Freshman award and was a Presser Scholar.  In 2012, he received his Master of Music in Wind Conducting at Oklahoma State University while serving as a graduate assistant to the band department.

Mr. Gartner has performed and competed extensively in many venues in America and Japan.  He also maintains an active teaching studio, where many of his students have made region, state, national, and university ensembles.


 Photo 1 Dr. Thomas DickeyDr. Thomas Dickey
Bassoon
thomas.dickey@okstate.edu

 

Reviewed by critics as a “dynamic and exciting conductor” whose conducting is “imbued with aplomb, energy, and pathos,” Dr. Thomas Dickey is the Director of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma State University, where he conducts the OSU Symphony Orchestra and guides all aspects of the orchestral program. Prior to his appointment at OSU, he was the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra (IA). 

Dr. Dickey has conducted many professional orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the London Classical Soloists in England; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada; Bacau Philharmonic in Romania; the Bakersfield, Macon, Norwalk, and Rapides symphonies; the Naples Philharmonic; Rose City Chamber Orchestra; and the Chicago Reading Orchestra. He has also worked with numerous conservatory, university, and youth orchestras in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. 

A native of Illinois, Dr. Dickey began piano studies at the age of four. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University, respectively, and graduated with highest honors from Eastern Illinois University, where he received the Excellence in Fine Arts scholarship. He has worked with conductors such as Carl Topilow, Christopher Zimmerman, Daniel Lewis, Gustav Meier, and Diane Wittry, and further studied conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and numerous workshops and master classes.