Artistic Advisory Panels

Oklahoma’s Leading Arts Professionals

The Artistic Advisory Panels guide the Oklahoma Arts Institute’s programs. Composed of leading arts professionals from across Oklahoma, the panels assess program needs, determine curricula, judge auditions, and recommend faculty artists.

CHORUS ADVISORY PANEL
  • Daniel Farris, Associate Professor, SWOSU

  • Jan Hanson, Professor, USAO

  • Lauren Harper, Middle School Vocal Music Director, Holland Hall

  • Joshua Hawkins Nannestad, OSAI Alum & Assistant Professor, SEOSU

  • Karsten Longhurst, Director of Choral Studies, NWOSU

  • Karl Nelson, Director of Choral Studies, UCO

  • Holly Sisk, Music Educator, Tahlequah High School

  • Z. Randall Stroope, Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, OSU

  • J. Steven Walker, Director of Choral Activities, ECU

  • Richard Zielinski, Director of Choral Activities, OU

Creative Writing Advisory Panel
  • Joshua Grasso, Associate Professor, ECU

  • Shawn Holliday, Professor, NWOSU

  • Matt Hollrah, Associate Professor, UCO

  • Michelle Johnson, Managing Editor, World Literature Today

  • Benjamin Myers, OSAI Alum and Professor, OBU

  • Ellen Stackable, English Educator, Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences

  • Jonathan Stalling, Professor, OU

  • Jason Stephenson, English and Creative Writing Educator, Deer Creek High School

  • Ann Stone, Poetry Editor, NIMROD

  • Harbour Winn, Professor Emeritus, OCU

Dance Advisory Panel
  • Marcello Angelini, Artistic Director, Tulsa Ballet

  • Penny Askew, OSAI Alum and School Director, Oklahoma City Ballet

  • Tiffany Barber, OSAI Alum and Educator, Charlottesville, VA

  • John Bedford, Ann Lacy Dean, School of American Dance and Entertainment, OCU

  • Candace Dragg, OSAI Alum and Educator, Norman High School

  • Mary Margaret Holt, Dean, College of Fine Arts, OU

  • Stacey Jenkins, General Manager, Tulsa Ballet

  • Tonya Kilburn, Artistic Director, Prairie Dance Theatre

  • Robert Mills, Artistic Director, Oklahoma City Ballet

  • Hui Cha Poos, Dance Education Coordinator, UCO

  • Jo Rowan, Chair, Department of Dance, OCU

FILM & VIDEO ADVISORY PANEL
  • Gray Frederickson, Oklahoma City Community College

  • Kim Haywood, Executive Director, Rodeo Cinema

  • Andrew Horton, Professor Emeritus, OU

  • Beau Leland, Motion Group Editor, VI Marketing and Branding, Oklahoma City

  • Rick Allen Lippert, Owner, Lippert Media

  • Lance McDaniel, Executive Director, deadCENTER Film Festival

  • Alan Novey, Independent Cinematographer and Producer, Oklahoma City

  • Clifton Raphael, Film & Television Educator, Jenks High School

  • Amy Smith, Digital Video Production Instructor, Moore Norman Technology Center

  • Clark Wiens, President & Co-Founder, Circle Cinema

  • Harbour Winn, Professor Emeritus, OCU

ORCHESTRA ADVISORY PANEL
  • Rod Ackmann, Associate Professor, OU

  • Chris Barber, Fine Arts Coordinator, Owasso Public Schools

  • John Clinton, Conductor, Edmond Chamber Orchestra

  • Allen Correll, Director of Bands, ECU

  • Eugene Enrico, Professor, OU

  • Jeffrey Grogan, Artistic Director, Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

  • Jim Lambert, Chair, Department of Music, Cameron University

  • Hsuan-Yu Alex Lee, Assistant Professor, SWOSU

  • Mark Parker, Dean, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, OCU

  • George Speed, Associate Professor, OSU

  • Ron Wheeler, Conductor, Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra

Photography Advisory Panel
  • Konrad Eek, Photographer and Owner, Maxwell Eek Design Photography

  • Stacy Johnson, Photography Educator, Edmond North High School

  • Julia Kirt, Executive Director, Oklahomans for the Arts

  • Ben Long, OSAI Alum & Freelance Photographer and Consultant, San Francisco, CA

  • Andy Mattern, Assistant Professor, OSU

  • David McNeese, OSAI Alum & Photographer and Owner, McNeese Stills+Motion

  • Joy Reed Belt, Owner/Director, JRB Art at the Elms

  • Liz Roth, Professor, OSU

  • John Seward, Painter & Photographer, Oklahoma City

  • Todd Stewart, Associate Professor, OU

Theatre Advisory Panel
  • Paul Austin, Writer, Actor, and Director, Norman

  • Michael Baron, Artistic Director, Lyric Theatre

  • David Fennema, Emeritus Faculty, Cameron University

  • Daisy Folsom, Professor, UCO

  • Amber Harrington, Chair, Fine Arts Department, Thomas Edison High School

  • Alissa Mortimer, OSAI Alum & Assistant Professor, OU

  • Laura Heidinger Skoch, OSAI Alum & Assistant Professor, TU

  • Steve Strickler, Director of Theatre, SWOSU

  • Kimberly Weast, Professor, NWOSU

VISUAL ARTS ADVISORY PANEL
  • Marwin Begaye, Professor, OU

  • Jim Bruce, Painter, Oklahoma City

  • Julia Kirt, Executive Director, Oklahomans for the Arts

  • Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor, Cameron University

  • Michelle Martin, Associate Professor, TU

  • Andrew Phelan, Retired Professor, OU

  • Joy Reed Belt, Owner/Director, JRB Art at the Elms

  • Cynthia Rodreiguez, Art Educator, Classen School of Advanced Studies

  • Liz Roth, Professor, OSU

  • Audrey Schmitz, Professor, Northern Oklahoma College

  • Sara Scribner, Owner & Artist, Scribners Gallery

  • John Seward, Painter & Photographer, Oklahoma City

  • Laura Warriner, Founder, [Arspace] at Untitled