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Dr. Richard BeckDr. Richard A. Beck

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Meyer Hall, Room 111
918-343-7615
rbeck@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • D.M.A., Performance and Pedagogy
    University of Iowa, 1989
    Thesis: “A Comprehensive Performance Project in Horn Literature with an Essay Consisting of a Compendium of Materials Pertinent to the Orchestral Horn Audition in the United States”
  • M.M., Performance (Orchestral Instrument, French Horn)
    University of North Texas, 1985
  • B.M., Applied Music (Theory/Composition)
    University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1982

Employment History

  • 2008-Present: Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 2004-2005: Interim Dean of Enrollment Management
  • 2003-2004: Interim Head of the Department of Art and Music
  • 2001-2008: Associate Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
    Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas

  • 2000-2001: Professor of Music
  • 1998-2001: Director of the Teaching and Learning Center
  • 1995-1998: Chair of the Department of Music and Drama
  • 1994-2000: Associate Professor of Music
  • 1989-1994: Assistant Professor of Music
    Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

  • 1989-2001: Adjunct Instructor of Music
    Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

Administrative Duties and Activities

Angelo State University

  • Report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Exercise line authority for Center for Academic Excellence: Academic Advising, Career Development, Supplemental Instruction, Transitional Services, and University Studies
  • Exercise line authority for Enrollment Management: Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar
  • Oversee Distance Learning and Continuing Education
  • Administer Higher Education Assistance Funds for capital purchases
  • Coordinate commencement ceremonies and faculty convocation
  • Develop budget priorities for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Direct curriculum approval process
  • Oversee publication of the university catalog, both print and electronic editions
  • Create reports for system, state, and national agencies
  • Facilitate implementation and ongoing use of the SunGard Banner system
  • Serve on various institutional and community committees
    • Academic Deans Council
    • Administrative Council
    • Banner Process Improvement Team
    • Council on Academic and Student Affairs
    • Council of Deans and Department Heads
    • Friends of Art and Music Education
    • San Angelo P-16 Education Council
    • Teacher Education Council
    • University Budget Committee
    • University Curriculum Committee
    • University Technology Committee
  • Led successful searches for
    • Dean of the College of Business
    • Director of Admissions
    • Director of Honors Program
    • Executive Director of Center for Academic Excellence
    • Registrar
  • Served as Interim Dean of Enrollment Management
    • Enhanced integration of Enrollment Management components
    • Developed significantly larger pools of applied, admitted, and enrolled students
    • Reallocated personnel and fiscal resources
    • Updated marketing strategies and promotional materials
  • Served as Interim Head of the Department of Art and Music
    • Administered department with fifteen full-time faculty
    • Oversaw budget, curriculum and scheduling
    • Provided annual evaluation of faculty and staff
    • Led process to address recommendations for reaccreditation

Del Mar College

  • Directed Teaching and Learning Center
    • Designed and equipped new Teaching and Learning Center
    • Created Teaching and Learning Center web site
    • Developed faculty training sessions in pedagogy and technology
    • Organized faculty convocation and adjunct faculty orientation
    • Produced Adjunct Faculty Handbook
    • Supported learning communities and service learning initiatives
    • Co-authored successful Title V grant proposal
  • Chaired Department of Music and Drama
    • Developed new music technology program
    • Established unified music program with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    • Developed annual budget for drama, humanities and music
    • Assessed faculty, staff, course, and student outcomes for purposes of promotion, tenure, program review, and institutional effectiveness
    • Maintained departmental web site
    • Served as core curriculum coordinator for the Division of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Applied Horn
  • Brass Methods
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Technology
  • Aural Training
  • Music Appreciation  
  • Music History
  • Music Theory

Horn Performance

  • Hornist, PentaBrass, Corpus Christi, 1991-1999
  • Principal Horn, Corpus Christi Symphony, 1989-1995
  • Hornist, Del Mar College Wind Quintet, 1989-1994
  • Hornist, Del Mar College Brass Quintet, 1989-1991

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Educause
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • Texas Chief Academic Officers

Selected Repertoire

Solo

Barboteu, Georges Cinq pièces poétiques
Beethoven, Ludwig van Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
Bozza, Eugene En Forêt
Dukas, Paul  Villanelle
Haydn, Franz Joseph Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob VIId3
Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob VIId4
Hindemith, Paul Sonata in F
Larsson, Lars-Erik Concertino, Op. 45, No. 5
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus  Concerto No. 3 in E Flat Major, KV 447
Concerto No. 4 in E Flat Major, KV 495
Stevens, Halsey   Sonata
Strauss, Franz Concerto in C Minor, Op. 8
Strauss, Richard  Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11

 

Chamber

Arnold, Malcolm  Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 73
Barber, Samuel  Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31
Bernstein, Leonard  Suite from “West Side Story” for Brass Quintet
Brahms, Johannes  Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 40
Calvert, Morley Suite from the Monteregian Hills for Brass Quintet
Ewald, Victor  Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 5
Fine, Irving  Partita for Wind Quintet
Haydn, Michael  Adagio et Allegro Molto for Horn and Trombone
Ibert, Jacques Troi pièces brèves for Wind Quintet
Ligeti, György   Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Quintet in E Flat Major, KV407
Quintet in E Flat Major, KV452
Poulenc, Francis  Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

 

Orchestral

Beethoven, Ludwig van  Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
Berlioz, Hector Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Brahms, Johannes  Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Dvorak, Antonin Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95
Mahler, Gustav  Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Mendelssohn, Felix A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
Ravel, Maurice  Boléro
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai  Sheherazade, Op. 35
Stravinsky, Igor  The Rite of Spring
Wagner, Richard Siegfried’s Rhine Journey