Student News

Current Students

  • Joe Barger (BA, Jazz Studies, junior) was awarded the 2014 Collegiate Jazz Musician of the Year by the Oklahoma Jazz Educators.  Mr. Barger is a student of Dr. Tommy Poole.
  • Hansen Johnson (BME, sophomore) was a semi-finalist in the Division VI category (sophomore men) of the Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition held at Baylor University in November.  There were 600 singers participating in this event which included contestants form Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.  Mr. Johnson is a student of Dr. Shannon Melody Unger.
  • Christopher Beard (BA, Jazz Studies, 2013) has been hired to play aboard the Carnival Splendor.  He will be playing with the show band as well as various dance bands throughout the ship.  Mr. Beard is a student of Dr. Tommy Poole.

  • Brandon Hall (BME, 2013) has been hired as the Director of Bands at Locust Grove High School.  Mr. Hall is a student of Dr. Norman Wika.

  • Brittany Richardson (BME, 2013) has been accepted to the Master of Music in conducting programs at the University of Central Oklahoma.  She has also been awarded a graduate assistantship.  Ms. Richardson is a student of Dr. Jason Dovel.

  • Trevor Moore (BA, Performance, 2013) has been accepted to the Master of Music programs at University of Denver, Bowling Green State University, and Miami University.  He has received financial awards to all three institutions.  Mr. Moore is a student of Dr. Norman Wika.

  • The music education section department at Northeastern State University recently collaborated with local Heritage Elementary School principal Lacie Davenport to create a workshop on job interviewing skills for NSU’s Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education. On students on April 29, 2013, Mrs. Davenport met with music education students and provided meaningful insights for music teachers preparing to enter the field of education. Music education coordinator Dr. James Lindroth released this statement:

    “Our music education department was excited to coordinate this event with Tahlequah Public Schools and Mrs. Davenport. We are planning more collaboration with Mrs. Davenport’s school and other schools in the Tahlequah public schools to provide the best experiences for our music education students. We thank Mrs. Davenport for her time and efforts to help our students become successful in the field of education.”

    Principal Lacie Davenport is an alumnus of Northeastern State University. She received her undergraduate degree in 2000 and earned her Masters degree in 2006. 

  • Several student singers participated in a recital with guest artist Lenena Brezna and voice professor Dr. Shannon Unger. These students included NATS competition winners, as well as graduate Mary Keck who was accepted into graduate vocal performance studies at Oklahoma City University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and University of Oklahoma.

  • Timothy Moore (BA, Performance, 2013) has been accepted to the University of North Texas, University of Denver, Bowling Green State University, and Texas Christian University to pursue a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance. He has received financial awards at all four institutions. Mr. Moore is a student of Dr. Jason Dovel.