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Dr. Larry W. Stickler, bass-baritone, is Professor of Music at Marshall University where he has taught voice and music education for 20 years. He is also chair of the Marshall University faculty senate. He served as the first assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts at Marshall. He has also taught on the faculties of Indiana University, Drake University, and Yankton College. He earned his Doctor of Music degree with distinction in voice pedagogy, literature and performance; his Master of Music degree in voice and choral music; and his Bachelor of Music Education degree in voice and choral music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Voice students of Dr. Stickler have pursued performance careers as well as graduate studies in both master’s and doctoral degree programs. They also can be found as teachers in classrooms and voice studios in colleges and public school classrooms throughout the country.
Dr. Stickler served as Dean of the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts in 2005-2007and 1999-2000. Dr. Stickler also taught on the faculty for the West Virginia Honors Academy (GHA) for three years.
Stickler is currently President of the West Virginia Music Educators Association. He also served as advisor of Collegiate Music Educators, Chapter 2 at Marshall for 10 years. During that time the chapter received a national award from MENC for programming. He has served on the executive board of WVMEA as State Advisor for Collegiate Chapters and as President of the University/College Teachers.
Stickler has taught voice and vocal pedagogy as well as classes in choral materials and methods, elementary music materials and methods, and curriculum in music education. In addition he has taught student teaching seminars and has supervised student teachers. Music Theatre was the topic of his honors seminars.
He has conducted the Hurricane Civic Chorus for 19 years. He is currently music director at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Huntington, West Virginia.
Dr. Stickler remains active as a bass-baritone soloist, guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator.