About SOMA - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

About SOMA


This mission of the TU School of Music’s School of Music Advocates group is to
support the School of Music:

  • By providing greater awareness in the community of TU’s rich musical tradition and continuing contributions to the greater Tulsa musical landscape
  • By creating and sustaining scholarships for academically and musically talented prospective and current School of Music students and
  • By funding studio private lesson scholarship assistance for non—music majors who participate in School of Music ensembles


  • Ron Predl
  • Vernon Howard
  • Ken Busby
Steering Committee
  • Ken Busby – Development
  • David Carter, Faculty liaison
  • Gerald Davis – Development
  • Mac Finlayson – Development
  • Rich Fisher – Communications
  • Jason Heilman – Student recruiting
  • Rick Koontz – Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation
  • Rowena Mills – Network Organizer
  • Caleb Ricketts – Undergraduate coordinator
  • Tom Stout – Graduate recruiting
  • Suzy Thompson, Advancement Office liaison
  • Liza Villareal – Student recruiting
  • Richard Wagner, Director, TU School of Music