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Steve Betts, Ph.D.

Professor of Music
Associate Dean, Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music

Office Phone: (951) 343-4253
E-mail: sbetts@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Hawkins 201
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Music Education/Piano Pedagogy University of Oklahoma 1995
M.M. Piano Pedagogy Wichita State University (KS) 1985
B.A. Piano Performance MidAmerica Nazarene College 1982

Courses Taught

Applied Piano
Class Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Literature
New Song Choir
Music Theory


Teaching Experience

Louisiana State University
Southern Nazarene University


Research, Presentations, & Publications

He is as a managing editor for Clavier Companion and is a contributing author to the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. He has also taught full-time at Louisiana State University and Southern Nazarene University. He has presented sessions or research at national conferences of MTNA and MENC and published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, Keyboard Companion, and Keys. He has recorded two solo albums for Crimson Heart Records and collaborated with hornist James Thatcher on Thachter’s project, Now Playing.