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
Andrew Campbell
Robert Carney
Martha Hicks
Brian Hopwood
Terri Knupps
Melinda Smashey Jones
Robin Smith
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


Tim Wootton
Tim Wootton
Faculty associate – trumpet
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue,
Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Wootton received a B.M. from Missouri State University and a M.M. from Arizona State University, with additional study at the Aspen Music Festival. His teachers include David Hickman, Grant Peters, Ray Mase, Kevin Cobb and John Shows.

As an orchestral musician, Wootton performs as an extra/substitute player with the Kansas City Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith Symphony and the Springfield Symphony. In addition to being an extra/substitute player with the New World Symphony in 2006, he has performed with the Krakow Chamber Orchestra, Tempe Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and the Springfield Regional Opera, among others.

As a chamber musician, Wootton is a member of the Evangel Brass Quintet. He has performed with the Springfield Symphony Brass Quintet, Missouri State University Faculty Brass Quintet, Springfield Chamber Brass, Classic Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band, Salt River Brass Band, Phoenix Chamber Brass and the Phoenician Brass Quintet, among others. Wootton has played with Mannheim Steamroller, the Three Tenors and a varied collection of music shows and musical theatre productions.

Wootton has been a finalist and prizewinner in various solo competitions. While a student at MSU, he won the band and orchestra solo competitions the same year and was a prizewinner in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. He enjoys performing as a soloist with various ensembles and in church settings.

Wootton joined the adjunct faculty at SBU in 2012 and teaches applied trumpet. In addition to teaching at SBU, he also teaches applied trumpet and the beginning brass class at Evangel University. He maintains a studio of middle and high school students.