Woodwind Faculty



Erin Murphy

Dr. Erin Murphy




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 Music, FQ Plus, Flute Talk, BandDirectorsTalkShop.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.

Andrew ParkerDr. Andrew W. Parker 

Oboe, Director of Summer Music Camps


Oboist Dr. Andrew W. Parker is currently the Assistant Professor of Oboe and Director of Summer Music Camps for the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University. He has performed throughout the United States and internationally at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center, The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts, The Peace Center, Seoul Performing Arts Center, Symphony Space NYC, and Westchester Performing Arts Center, along with many others.

Dr. Parker previously held the position of Lecturer in Oboe and Music Technology at Brevard College, was the Woodwind and Brass coach for the Greenville County Youth Orchestra, and taught privately for numerous school districts in Texas, Connecticut, and North Carolina. He is a sought after educator and has been invited to give master classes, reed-making seminars, career development workshops, and recitals at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Central Washington University, Arkansas State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and the Usdan Center for Performing and Visual Arts, among other colleges and high schools around the United States. Dr. Parker has also been a guest artist performer and chamber music instructor at the Wellesley College Composers Conference and Chamber Music Festival.

As an avid orchestral and chamber musician, Dr. Parker has held positions with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Philharmonic. He has performed with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Symphony Space All-Star Orchestra, and Le Train Blue New Music Ensemble, along with performances in Seoul, Korea with Symphony S.O.N.G (Symphony Orchestra for a New Generation). Dr. Parker has also made solo appearances performing Copland's Quiet City with New York City based chamber orchestra Ensemble Du Monde and Mozart’s Oboe Concerto with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York.

Along with his teaching and performing engagements, Dr. Parker has worked extensively in Arts Administration focusing his efforts on arts education. Most recently, he was the Artistic Administrator for the Brevard Music Center, Managing Director of the Yale Philharmonia and New Music New Haven Ensemble, and Orchestra Manager for the Atlantic Music Festival.

Dr. Parker received his Bachelor of Music degree from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He has attended numerous summer festivals including the Texas Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute, Atlantic Music Festival, and the Roundtop International Music Festival. His major teachers have been Rebecca Henderson, Stephen Taylor, Humbert Lucarelli, Johnathan Blumenfeld, and Valerie Sulzinski. He has concurrently participated in masterclasses with Robert Botti, Richard Woodhams, Louis Rosenblat, Robert Atherholt, Ann Leek, Eric Ohlsson, Ashley Mary Barrett, Adam Dinitz, and Jason Lichtenwalter.


Babette Belter



Babette Belter is the 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.

Johnny Salinas

Dr. Johnny Salinas



Dr. Salinas has been fortunate to perform and teach music on opposite sides of the world. He is currently on faculty at Oklahoma State University's Michal and Anne Greenwood School of Music in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he teaches applied saxophone and assists with the university's recording department. Prior to working at OSU, Dr. Salinas served as the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Soochow University School of Music located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. While in China, Dr. Salinas performed many solo and chamber music recitals and had the opportunity to play with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. As a native of Houston, Texas, he has performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet, and Musiqa, an award-winning American contemporary music ensemble. He has performed as a soloist live on National Public Radio's "The Front Row" and at notable venues such as the Shanghai Symphony Hall, Jinan Grand Theatre, the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theatre in Washington, DC, and the Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. He has given many performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Salinas is a founding member of the award-winning Amethyst Quartet. In 2008, Amethyst was the first saxophone quartet in history to sweep the United States' most prestigious chamber music competitions, winning first prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (MTNA). Other individual awards include the international Frank Huntington Beebe Fund (2006), Hellam Young Artist Competition (2005), and Andreas Makris Woodwind Competition (2004).

In addition to teaching in China, Dr. Salinas has taught at Sam Houston State University, Houston Baptist University, Lone Star College - North Harris, San Jacinto College and Morehead State University. He has taught courses in applied saxophone, chamber music, music appreciation, woodwind methods, and music technology.

As a teacher, his students have been accepted into prestigious music programs around the United States while his former students have won prizes at major competitions including the 44th Annual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (Gold Medal), 8th Plowman Chamber Music Competition (1st prize), 2017 National MTNA Chamber Music Competition (2nd prize), Macauley Chamber Music Competition, and the Houston Underground Chamber Music Competition. His high school students have gone on to make the All-State Bands in both Illinois and Texas.

Dr. Salinas earned his Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, and Bachelor of Music degrees from Northwestern University under the instruction of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.


Dr. Tyler Austin

Band, Bassoon



Dr. Tyler Austin joins the faculty at Oklahoma State University as Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Bassoon, where he assists with the Cowboy Marching Band, directs the Cowboy Spirit Bands, conducts the Concert Band, directs the New Music Ensemble, and teaches courses in Music Education and Bassoon. In 2015, Austin founded the Maryland Wind Festival, where he serves as Artistic Director and Conductor. Now in its 4th season, MWF is a festival of wind chamber music and educational outreach based in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland and their surrounding communities. The festival brings together an international ensemble of performers, who perform as the Maryland Chamber Winds for an annual concert series and educational outreach program.

Dr. Austin comes to OSU from Michigan State University, where he co-directed the MSU Campus Band, guest conducted MSU's concert ensembles, and assisted with the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. Prior to his study at MSU, he served as Director of Bands at St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, MD. While teaching, Austin freelanced with professional wind bands and orchestras throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Austin has held positions as Principal Bassoon of the Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra and Second Bassoon with the Liberty Wind Symphony, a new professional wind ensemble based in West Chester, PA. Austin holds a DMA in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, an MM in Bassoon Performance from the University of North Texas, and a BM in Music Education from Susquehanna University.