SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Music at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

Martha Hicks, D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music, and Professor of Music
(417) 328-1633


Jane Munson-Berg
Kathy Brown
Andrew Campbell
Robert Carney
Martha Hicks
Brian Hopwood
Terri Knupps
Melinda Smashey Jones
James Tarrant
Jeffery Waters
Renee Waters

Faculty associates

Marc Baker - percussion
Alejandro Gonzalés Béltran - cello
Mark Bowdidge - organ
Regina Bruner - clarinet
R. Catherine Burgher - Higher Ground
Michelle Draper - flute
Delrae Glidwell - music education
Carol Harrison - violin, viola
Eric Jackson - french horn
Angel McGlasson - oboe
Sara Miller - piano, accompanist
Melissa Roberts - piano
John Strickler - guitar
Joe Wooderson - voice
Tim Wootton - trumpet


Kathy Brown
Kathy Brown
Kathy Brown
Professor of Music
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
113 Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Courses taught:  Voice, Diction for Singers, Elementary Music Education

Recent publications:  Lotte Lehmann:  A Legacy of Vocal Artistry

Education:  Dr. Brown received B.M. and B.M.E. degrees from Baylor University, an M.M. from Indiana University, and a D.M.A. from University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional:  Dr. Brown held the position in Chicago of soprano soloist for the seasonal concert series at the Chicago Temple (First Methodist Church), as well as appeared as soloist in various Chicago-area concerts and music productions, including the lead in Kiss Me Kate.  Her teaching positions in Illinois included Deerfield public schools, Park Forest Conservatory, and St. Xavier College.  She has appeared as soloist and clinician in Missouri churches and schools and the Missouri Baptist Convention.  Her voice students have won competitions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Missouri Music Teachers Association.

Faith Dedications:  She is a member of First Baptist Church of Bolivar.