All auditions scheduled for Norman North High School tonight have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Auditions at McAlester High School will still proceed as scheduled.

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.

* Denotes Emeritus Members

  • Lauren Fogarty, Middle and Upper School Vocal Music Director, Holland Hall

  • Jan Hanson*, Professor, USAO

  • Karsten Longhurst, Director of Choral Studies, NWOSU

  • Pam Mowry, Executive Director, Canterbury Voices

  • Karl Nelson, Director of Choral Studies, UCO

  • Alex Rivera, Choir Director, Bartlesville High School

  • Holly Sisk, Music Educator, Tahlequah High School

  • Sohailah Stout, Head of Choirs, Mustang High School

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

  • Richard Zielinski, Director of Choral Activities, OU

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

  • Michelle Johnson, Managing Editor, World Literature Today

  • Janine Joseph, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University

  • Benjamin Myers, OSAI Alum and Professor, OBU

  • Jonathan Stalling, Professor, OU

  • Jason Stephenson, Director of Secondary English Language Arts, Oklahoma State Department of Education

  • E. Ann D. Stone*, Poetry Editor, NIMROD

  • Harbour Winn*, Professor Emeritus, OCU

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

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

  • CeCe Farha, Owner & Director, Range of Motion Dance Studio

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

  • Tonya Kilburn, Artistic Director, Prairie Dance Theatre

  • Jenna LaViolette, Director of Dance, Dance Maker Academy

  • Racheal Nye, School Director, Oklahoma City Ballet

  • Hui Cha Poos, Dance Education Coordinator, UCO

  • Jo Rowan*, Chair, Department of Dance, OCU

  • Tyne Shillingford, Chair, Upper School Fine Arts Department, Holland Hall

  • Bryan Cardinale-Powell, Chair, Film Department, OCU

  • Andrew Horton*, Professor Emeritus, OU

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

  • Rick Allen Lippert*, Owner, Lippert Media

  • Alan Novey, Independent Cinematographer and Producer, Oklahoma City

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

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

  • Harbour Winn*, Professor Emeritus, OCU

  • Chris Barber, Director of Fine Arts, Owasso Public Schools

  • Meredith Blecha-Wells, Professor, OSU

  • John Clinton*, Conductor, Edmond Chamber Orchestra

  • Eugene Enrico*, Professor, OU

  • Jeffrey Grogan, Artistic Director, Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

  • Jose Luis Hernandez, Director, Sistema Tulsa

  • Min-Jeong Koh, Faculty, The Royal Conservatory

  • Hsuan-Yu Alex Lee, Assistant Professor, SWOSU

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

  • Maya Stone, Educator & Freelance Musician, Nashville, TN

Photography Advisory Panel
  • David Emitt Adams, Freelance Photographer, Phoenix, AZ

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

  • Cheyenne Butcher, Fine Arts Head of House, Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences

  • Konrad Eek*, Photographer and Owner, Maxwell Eek Design Photography

  • Stacy Johnson, Educator, Epic Charter School

  • Julia Kirt*, Oklahoma State Senator

  • Andy Mattern, Assistant Professor, OSU

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

  • 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

  • Alissa Branch, OSAI Alum & Assistant Professor, OU

  • Carly Conklin, Director of Theatre, East Central University

  • Machele Miller Dill, Musical Theatre Director, TU

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

  • D. Lance Marsh, Professor, OCU

  • Steve Strickler, Director of Theatre, SWOSU

  • Kimberly Weast, Professor, NWOSU

  • Narciso Arguelles, Art Educator, Crossings Christian School

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

  • Yatika Fields, OSAI Alum & Artist, Tulsa, OK

  • Nicole Harrington, Art Educator, Weatherford High School

  • Julia Kirt*, Oklahoma State Senator

  • Andrew Phelan*, Retired Professor, OU

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

  • Lars Roeder, Assistant Professor, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

  • John Seward*, Painter & Photographer, Oklahoma City

  • Laura Warriner*, Founder, [Artspace] at Untitled