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, IA
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, TX

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

Professional Experience

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 & 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