Missouri State University

Department of Music {expression + innovation + excellence} 

Alumni

1950-1959

Harold Dunn (B.S. in Ed., 1950) writes that, besides music, other hobbies in his retirement include writing and gardening. He is co-author of the book Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul. Publication date: May 1, 2001. Among previous books by Mr. Dunn are How to Run a Country, A Blizzard Is When It Snows Sideways, Our Hysterical Heritage and The World According to Kids. He also collaborated with Art Linkletter on two books and many of his magazine articles have been reprinted in anthologies. (9/00)

Raymond Rice (1951) currently lives in Vienna, Austria. He retired in1985 from teaching French in the Chicago area. Mr. Rice holds degrees in Music and French from Missouri State, and a master's degree in romance language and literature from the University of Chicago.

Bill Trantham (B.S., B.S. in Ed., Diploma in Piano, 1951) received a M.M. degree in piano performance in 1955 and a Ph.D. in Music Theory in 1966. Dr. Trantham taught at Southwest Baptist College (now University) from 1955-1960 after which he joined the music faculty at Ouachita Baptist College (now University). He was Chairman of the Department of Applied Music from 1960 to 1994, also serving as Dean of the School of Music from 1966 to 1982, and became Professor Emeritus of Music when he retired in 1994. Dr. Trantham has served many churches as organist and/or director. The last position was as organist/director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1975 until 1999 when he retired.