Dr. Richard Beck

Name: Dr. Richard Beck

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7615

Title: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Department: Academic Affairs

Office: Meyer Hall, Room 111

Dr. Richard BeckDr. Richard Beck is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rogers State University.


D.M.A., Performance and Pedagogy
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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, Denton, Texas

B.M., Applied Music (Theory/Composition)
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Professional Experience

2008-Present, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma

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 & 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 re-accreditation

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


  • 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 D Major, Hob VIId3
    • Concerto No. 2 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


  • 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


  • 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: BoléroRimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai: Sheherazade, Op. 35
  • Stravinsky, Igor: The Rite of Spring
  • Wagner, Richard: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey