Ardmore Oklahoma Music
Dr. Danise Gallaway has published a new book about the history of music in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the state of art in general.
Sharon has also participated in several graduate programs that cover additional credit hours, including a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma State University, as well as several undergraduate programs in music education.
As an educator, Lauren currently teaches humanities and music education at Murray State College and has had the opportunity to teach piano to students of all ages. Her research interests include music education, music theory and music lessons for children with special needs. Lauren has also taught at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University. She has extensive experience in teaching techniques to students with special needs, as well as teaching piano lessons to young adults and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism.
She has performed with the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma State University Orchestra and the University of Oklahoma Symphony and participated in regional and national performance competitions. She has also appeared on Broadway in musicals such as "Les Miserables" and "The Phantom of the Opera," and her recordings have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Her other recordings include Du Barry's Broadway production of "Du Barry is a Lady," a musical adaptation of William Faulkner's "A Christmas Carol." Susan has appeared on television in "Forbidden Love," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," "Hairspray," the "American Idol" series, "America's Got Talent," to name a few, and many other shows.
In addition, Dr. Gallaway received the 2008 Gail Boyd deStwolinski Award from the University of Oklahoma for her outstanding contributions to the arts and science in the Oklahoma City area. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Oklahoma State University and a master's degree in music from Tulsa University.
Professor emeritus Sharon Burris retired from teaching after more than a decade and now teaches communication. She has performed with many artists, including country / Americana artist Matt Caldwell, country singer and songwriter John Prine and country / blues artist John Cagle, to name a few. In addition to his active work as a member of the music department at Oklahoma State University, Walton is also active as a studio artist and songwriter, giving private lessons and giving about 100 shows a year. He has shared the stage with country and AmericanA artist John Pemberton, Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmie Lee Jones, American Idol winner Chris Brown, Texas Chainsaw Massacre singer / songwriter Chris Stapleton and Confederate flag singer and guitarist John Conley, as well as many other local and national artists who have performed at many of Oklahoma's most prestigious music festivals and shows over the years, including the Oklahoma City Music Festival, Oklahoma Music Fest and Tulsa Music Festival, Oklahoma Festival of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma Music and Arts Festival and Oklahoma Arts & Arts Fest, to name a few.
Murray State College hired Susan in 2015 as chair of the department of arts and humanities, and Susan in 2016 as director of music and arts education at Murray State.
She earned her bachelor's degree in music and art education from the University of Oklahoma and her master's degree in arts from Oklahoma State University. She earned a Master of Music Education in Arts and Humanities at Murray State College and a PhD in Music Education at the College of Music.
Lauren holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in arts and humanities from Oklahoma State University. She is currently in her second year of a Master of Music Education in Arts and Humanities at Murray State College. Walton McMurry received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Art Education from University Central and her Master of Art Education from Murray State.
Walton attended the University of Oklahoma, where she served as a member of the music department for four years. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and two children, as well as numerous dogs and cats she adopted.
Bye Bye Birdie, Get a Gun with Annie, Wizard of Oz and Cinderella and toured extensively in Europe with Christine and the Phantom. Her directorial credits include the Broadway productions "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Cinderella" as well as "A Christmas Carol" in London. Susan has co-written, directed, produced, co-produced and performed "Noel" with Noel Productions, Inc.
The faculty of Murray State College combines a shared love of music and a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and community service. We are committed to mentoring aspiring musicians and helping them develop basic skills to become successful performers and teachers.
The Bachelor's degree course goes beyond the traditional four-year Bachelor's programme in Music Education. Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) with a focus on applied knowledge in the field of music. He received his BA from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma.