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Dr. Kathryn Strickland



251 Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Bldg



Joined Northwest in 2013

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Music Education, Louisiana State University
  • Master of Music Education, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Louisiana State University

Courses Taught


  • Secondary Methods in Instrumental Music
  • Introduction to Music Education
  • Bearcat Marching Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Percussion Methods
  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble


  • Current Issues in Instrumental Music Education
  • Graduate Applied Percussion

Academic Interests

Dr. Strickland’s interests include innovative technology for teaching intonation to instrumental musicians, participation in music across the lifespan, varied pedagogical approaches to the instrumental ensemble sight-reading experience, hearing loss among wind and percussion players, and quality teaching methods for young percussionists.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Strickland has published articles and presented conference clinics and research posters on the topics of instrumental intonation, music student motivation and retention, percussion pedagogy, and instrumental ensemble sight-reading at both the state (Louisiana and Missouri) and National levels, including the NAfME Biennial Conference. Dr. Strickland was a 2017 recipient of the Northwest College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, an award presented to one faculty member at each of Missouri’s four-year institutions.

Student Group Advisement

  • Kappa Kappa Psi International Band Fraternity

Other Professional Experiences

A veteran teacher of 13 years in the public schools of Louisiana and a Northwest faculty member since 2013, Dr. Strickland has served on the Louisiana Music Educators Association Board of Directors and as the Missouri State Chair for the National Band Association. She is currently the Chair of the Northwest Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Director of Athletic Bands, and Associate Professor of Music, and is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician of marching bands, concert bands, and percussion groups of all ages.

Professional Memberships include:

  • Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity
  • Honorary member, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Band Association
  • Percussive Arts Society