Associate Professor of Instrumental Music Education
Area Director, Winds/Brass/Percussion
Program Director, Kodaly Summer Program
Steve Oare is an Associate Professor of Music Education at Wichita State University.
Dr. Oare earned his PhD in music education from Michigan State University. Prior degrees
include a Master of Music in School Music, a Diploma of Fine Arts in the Kodaly Method
from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Idaho.
Dr. Oare taught beginning through high school band and general music for 17 years, also serving as school district instrumental music team leader. A woodwind specialist, Dr. Oare has served as the principal clarinetist in the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Wind Symphony, and as a saxophonist with the 22nd Avenue Dixieland Band and in his church worship team. He has conducted various ensembles in Washington, Canada, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Kansas. His research interests include improving the practice habits of novice instrumentalists, self-assessment, and music literacy.
Office: C121A, Duerksen Fine Arts Center