Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor of Music (Composition)
Dr. Marvin L. Lamb is Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor of Music Composition and former Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at OU. Lamb's compositions have been performed widely in Europe, North and South America and Japan. Lamb has been featured on PBS broadcasts in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas and has received commissions from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the New York Chamber Orchestra and the Idaho Symphony Orchestra. His works have been performed by the Czech National Symphony, the Orchestra del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as the Atlanta, Dallas, Knoxville and St. Louis symphony orchestras, the New York Chamber Orchestra, the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, the U.S. Army Band and the Nashville Contemporary Brass Quintet. Lamb has received fellowships and teaching awards from ASCAP, the Mellon Foundation, Meet the Composer, the Texas Composers Forum, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Science Foundation. He has twice received composition fellowships to the Charles Ives Center for American Music. Lamb's vocal, chamber and electronic music is published principally by Carl Fischer and is included in the Fleisher Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. His music is recorded on The Saxophone Alone by concert artist Neal Ramsay, Music from the Meadows (Redwood Records), The University of New Mexico Brass Ouintet (Crystal CD), Heavy Metal (Mark Records), and Paul Freeman Introduces... (Albany CD). Lamb's articles concerning arts education policy, new music and new music ensembles have appeared in numerous jouirnals. As an arts consultant, Lamb has served in a leadership capacity for educational organizations at the state, regional and national levels, including as a senior evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music. Before coming to the University of Oklahoma, Lamb was Dean and Yeager Professor of Music at the School of Music of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
- BM (Theory & Composition) - Sam Houston State University
- MM (Theory & Composition) - University of North Texas
- DMA (Composition & Performance) - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign