Sheila Cathey


The primary purpose of this study was to address curricular concerns defined during the open discussion forum of the annual Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable (OMTR), held at the University of Tulsa in 2011. During the 2012-2013 academic year, the author of this study formulated a panel of experts and created a survey. Instructors’ profiles, practices, curricular needs, and 21st-century concerns were examined using a sample of anonymous postsecondary Oklahoma music theory instructors (N = 27; 35.06%) who are affiliated with the OMTR. Data collection and analysis were conducted, and results were delivered at the 2013 annual OMTR conference held at Oral Roberts University.