Dr. Jeremy Blackwood
Dean of Graduate School/Associate Professor
D.M.A., Voice Performance/Vocal Pedagogy (University of North Texas – Denton, TX)
M.M., Voice Performance/Opera Theatre (University of North Texas – Denton, TX)
B.M.E, Music Education (K-12) (Arkansas State University – Jonesboro, AR)
Dr. Jeremy Blackwood is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Voice. Dr. Blackwood provides leadership and oversight for Graduate Studies and for a variety of academic roles in Academic Affairs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Blackwood serves as an advocate for all aspects of graduate education and leads campus efforts in setting policies and defining standards to promote and enable excellence in graduate programs. Additionally, Dr. Blackwood provides leadership and oversight to develop and sustain graduate programming in coordination with academic departments consistent with Southeastern’s mission and accreditation standards. Blackwood also provides leadership and oversight to campus units that provide support to the academic enterprise including the Center for Instructional Development and Technology.
In addition to the administrative role, Dr. Blackwood teaches in the Department of Music as an applied voice professor and Instructor of Record for voice-related specialty courses. Additionally, Dr. Blackwood serves as Conductor and/or Music Director for Opera Southeastern and for productions in collaboration with Theatre at Southeastern each year. Opera productions include Suor Angelica, Dido and Aeneas, Gallantry, The Telephone, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus, Opera Gala, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Joint productions with Theatre at Southeastern include 9 to 5, Oklahoma!, The Little Mermaid, The Fantasticks, Little Women, My Fair Lady, Young Frankenstein, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Les Misérables, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, and Xanadu. Additionally, Dr. Blackwood serves as resident Music Director for the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival held on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University whose productions include Company Cabaret, Beauty & the Beast, Big River, Cinderella, Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek, Legally Blonde, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Once Upon a Mattress.
Dr. Blackwood has performed with colleagues presenting an original work, Al-leluia, an iteration of the original Four Guys Named Al compiled by Dell McLain, Manic Melodies by Paul Sweet and Liebeslieder Walzer Johannes Brahms, and a premier of Voices in the Night by Paul David Thomas at Dallas Baptist University. Operatic roles include Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Vietri sul Mare, Italy; St. Peter in Too Many Sopranos, the title role in Don Pasquale, Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Pandolfe in Cendrillion, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. His role in Cosi fan tutte also landed him an opportunity to perform the role of Don Alfonso in Castelfranco Vento, Italy with the collaboration students from UNT and the Stefano Conservatorio. Dr. Blackwood has had the opportunity to work under the baton of Maestro Joseph Walsh of Virginia Opera and Maestro Graeme Jenkins of Dallas Opera. While at Southeastern, Dr. Blackwood has been a featured soloist in Faure's Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Vaughn Williams’ Hodie and the Graun Magnificat with the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Symphonic Choir and has performed as a featured soloist with Southeastern Oklahoma State University Symphonic Winds.
Dr. Blackwood earned a Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal performance with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy) and Master of Music (Vocal Performance with a related field in Opera Theatre) from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Arkansas State University. Vocal instructors and related field study advisors include Linda Di Fiore, Stephen Austin, Cody Garner, Paula Homer, and Julia Lansford. Dr. Blackwood has collaborated with vocal coaches Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, Elvia Puccinelli, Harold Heiberg, and Stephen Dubberly.
Dr. Blackwood is in demand as an adjudicator on the state and regional level. Professional memberships include American Conference of Academic Deans, Pi Kappa Lambda, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where Dr. Blackwood serves as the Past-President for the Oklahoma Chapter and former member of the Board of Control for Texoma Regional NATS.
MUS 3362, MUS 4410, VCE 1510, VCE 2510, VCE 4510