Baritone Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Gary Gerber is associate professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He directs Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, teaches various conducting classes and applied voice. Dr. Gerber joined the OBU Music Faculty in the fall of 2004. A native of Azle, Texas, Dr. Gerber holds the bachelor of music degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He received two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; the Master of Music degree in choral conducting in 1990, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting in 1993.
Before coming OBU, Dr. Gerber served as Director of Choral Studies at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. While there his choirs toured extensively throughout the United States and took two international tours to Europe. They were invited to sing at the Missouri Music Educators Association convention in 2000 and 2004. He also served as music director and conductor of the Missouri Baptist All-State Youth Choir and the Missouri Music Men, a male chorus of ministers of music from Missouri Baptist churches. Dr. Gerber was founder and director of the Bolivar Community Chorus, a chorus that sang four to five times a season and regularly joined the choral forces at Southwest Baptist University to present large-scale choral works.
In addition to his academic teaching, Dr. Gerber has served as Minister of Music in several Southern Baptist churches. He served as interim Minister of Music on five separate occasions while in Missouri. Dr. Gerber is active as a clinician both in the public school and church music fields. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.