Sarah King Sarver, Class of 2002
Dr. Sarah K. Sarver joins the faculty at Oklahoma City University as Assistant Professor of Music Theory. Her current research centers on Schenkerian theory and late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century tonality. Her dissertation explores the ways in which various chromatic excursions interact with diatonic structural processes in selected works by Richard Strauss. Additionally, Dr. Sarver is interested in the relationship between text and music in lieder. She has presented her research at regional and international meetings, including the Music Theory Southeast and Texas Society for Music Theory regional meetings and the Theory and Analysis Graduate Students' Weekend hosted by the Society for Music Analysis. Dr. Sarver was awarded the Colvin Award at the 2010 Texas Society for Music Theory 32nd Annual Meeting.
Dr. Sarver comes to Oklahoma City University by way of Florida State University, where she earned the Ph.D. in music theory. While attending Florida State University, Dr. Sarver received a teaching assistantship, and her efforts in the classroom were recognized with a nomination for the Outstanding Teaching-Assistant Award. Prior to studying at Florida State University, Dr. Sarver received an M.M. in music theory from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Sarver also holds a B.M. in voice performance and a minor in French studies from Centenary College of Louisiana.