part time music faculty



Dr. Samuel Brown – Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Class Voice

A native of Silverton, Texas, Samuel Brown, Tenor, received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, the Master of Music degree from West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas and the Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University (with majors in Voice, Piano and Sacred Music), Waco, Texas. Faculty positions include Wayland Baptist University (1973-1977), West Texas State University, the University of Colorado (graduate assistant), the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jackson State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.

Dr. Brown has performed numerous tenor roles in oratorios, cantatas, and operatic excerpts throughout Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Alabama including those with the Baylor University Oratorio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, the Rocky Mountain Chorale and Chroma Chamber Orchestra, the University of New Mexico Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra and Alabama All-State Youth Orchestra. In addition, Dr. Brown has given many Solo Recitals and Master Classes including Wayland Baptist University, West Texas State University, Baylor University, the University of Colorado, the University of New Mexico, Jacksonville State University, Armstrong State University, Louisiana State University, The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Alabama, Kaleidoscope, and performances of Brahms’ Liebslieder Waltzes at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia and Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Brown continues to be an active member in the National Association of Teachers of Singing in which his students have been consistent winners. Memberships include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Publications include musical transcriptions for Per tutti I gusti, Grazianna Lazzarino, Random House, 1981, La danza and La Tarantella, Australian Voice, 1996.

Dr. Brown retired from Jacksonville State University (1984-2004) where he taught Studio Voice, Class Voice, Diction for Singers, Vocal Pedagogy, The Art Song, Aural Skills and served as vocal coach for various musicals and operas. While at Jacksonville State University, he received numerous Faculty Research Awards and was awarded Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. He is now an adjunct faculty member at Wayland Baptist University teaching applied voice and vocal pedagogy.

Mr. Pat Brown – Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

Pat Brown is Educational Representative and Guitar Technician at Tarpley Music Company in Lubbock, TX in addition to his adjunct work as guitar instructor at Wayland. He is in demand as a consultant on all issues of guitar maintenance and construction. With bachelor and masters degrees in classical guitar performance from Texas Tech University, Mr. Brown teaches both applied guitar and guitar ensemble courses. He is also an experienced computer programmer.

Mrs. Kimberly Hudson– Applied Flute, Woodwind Ensemble

Kimberly Hudson is Principal Flute with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Instructor of Flute at Wayland Baptist University.  She holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the University of Houston.  Her primary teachers include Byron Hester, Sydney Carlson, Lisa Garner Santa, and John Thorne.  Mrs. Hudson has also performed in master classes with Sir James Galway, Carol Wincenc, Leone Buyse, Alexa Still, Susan Milan, Thomas Robertello, and Mike Mower.  Previously, she has held positions at Eastern New Mexico University and with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2004, she was the winner of the annual Byron Hester Flute Competition and in 2003, the Texas Tech Concerto Competition.  Mrs. Hudson has been recently featured as a soloist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in performances of J.S. Bach’s 2nd and 4th Brandenburg Concertos.  She has also participated as a performer in the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, and the National Flute Association Convention.


Mr. Boyce Wyrick - Applied Strings, String Methods, Chamber Orchestra

Boyce W. Wyrick has called Lubbock home since 1966, having worked at both Lubbock and Coronado high schools.  A graduate of Amarillo, Caprock High School, he attended Texas Tech University, earning both a Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education with post graduate work at Trinity University, Arizona State University, Oklahoma University, the University of Wisconsin, (Madison) and the University of Alaska (Fairbanks).  Prior to teaching, he served as a musician in the U.S. Army in San Antonio, Texas, Seoul, South Korea and Lawton, Oklahoma.  He has served in many capacities with the Texas Music Educators’ Association, holds charter memberships in both Texas Music Adjudicators’ Association and Mu Omicron, and is a past president of both TODA and Mu Omicron. He has served as a judge for the Oklahoma State Orchestra Contest.  Mr. Wyrick, a double bassist, maintains a performing schedule with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.  Past orchestra experience includes time with Amarillo, Midland-Odessa, Roswell (NM), San Angelo, San Antonio Civic, Lawton (OK), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (ROK) and charter membership in the Plainview Symphony Orchestra.  He has conducted TMEA region orchestras in Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, El Paso, Houston, Longview, Midland-Odessa, San Angelo and San Antonio.  He has served as a conductor with the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra and currently is a double bass coach for LYSO.  Under his direction, the Lubbock High Orchestra and Coronado Orchestra maintained high standards in both UIL competitions and music festivals in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Louisiana and Florida. Wyrick serves as the conductor of the Plainview Symphony Orchestra and is the music director of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he conducts both the choir and bell choir and is the Director of Music.  In 2009 he joined the faculty at Wayland Baptist University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Music.  Mr. Wyrick and his wife, Kathy, have four children: Kelley, Matt, Todd and Jeff, and 8 grandchildren, Taylor and Dylan Wyly, Ryan and Adam Smith,  Parker, Peyton,  Ellison and Grady Wyrick.



Mrs. Jennie Hsu – Class Piano and Accompanist

Jennie Hsu is a native of Taiwan. After earning her Bachelor in Piano Performance with minor in Education from Chinese Culture University, she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where she earned her Master of Music in Music Education.

Jennie taught music and directed choirs in both private and public schools for six years. Concurrently, she held a piano studio at First Baptist Church of Keller Fine Arts Academy for eleven years. Jennie also served as a church pianist at Faith Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas and directed children’s choirs at Arlington Chinese Church and Wedgwood Baptist Church.

In December 2012, Jennie and her husband, Dean, and their dog, Drumstick, relocated to a farm in Hale Center, Texas. She currently leads the children’s choirs at First Baptist Church of Plainview in addition to her teaching and accompanying responsibilities at Wayland.


Virtual Campus Faculty

Mr. Douglas Brown - Fundamentals of Music

Douglas Brown is an Adjunct Professor who specializes in the fields of composition and music theory, joining the faculty of Wayland Baptist University in 2012 and instructing classes in Fundamentals of Music and Music Appreciation as necessary for the Virtual Campus.  At Houghton College, Mr. Brown taught Private Composition, Elementary Composition and Arranging, and the Music Theory Lab.

As publisher at Three Candles Music, Mr. Brown’s primary pursuit is to provide an avenue of promotion for the new music of living composers.  In his own compositions he uses his combined background in instrumental and vocal music to draw from a broad spectrum for writing in the post-minimal style.  Although Mr. Brown composes solos and for all sizes of performing groups, his favorite forces to write for are chorus and chamber music.  A representative list of his works can be found at .

Mr. Brown has a Master of Music in composition from Houghton College in New York and received Music Theory Honors at Wayland Baptist University where he completed his bachelor’s degree in theory and composition.  He has studied composition under Gary D. Belshaw, Sun Mi Ro, and David H. Davies, and is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC), College Music Society (CMS), and the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Producers (ASCAP).

He resides in North Richland Hills, Texas, with his wife, Jennifer, who also teaches for Wayland in the Virtual Campus.


Mrs. Jennifer Brown - Fundamental of Music

Mrs. Jennifer Brown is an adjunct professor for Wayland Baptist University's Virtual Campus.

She teaches Fundamentals of Music and Music Appreciation. She also serves as Instructional Assessment Coordinator, assessing the quality and design of WBU’s online courses.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Howard Payne University and a Master of Arts in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Jennifer began teaching private lessons in 1999 and has taught at Music & Arts in Hurst, TX; Wayland Baptist University Academy of Fine Arts in Plainview, TX; The Snyder Music Academy in Fayetteville, NC; Dallas School of Music; and the Stephen F. Austin State University music preparatory program in Nacogdoches, TX.

In addition to her teaching and support roles at WBU, Jennifer teaches private voice and piano lessons to children and adults.    She lives with her husband, Doug, in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.  She is an active performer in her community and enjoys theater, playing handbells and singing at her local church. 


Dr. Tammie Burger - American Music, Jazz

Dr. Tammie Burger has a PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Texas Christian University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas.  She has taught at Redlands University, Wayland Baptist University, Arkansas State University—Beebe, and was the Department Chair of Music at Del Mar College. 

Besides her academic work, Dr. Burger also has extensive experience in music business, having headlined a 4 piece jazz band in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 10 years.  She is also a sought after musician for recording studio work, and has worked with dance companies and musical theater companies as rehearsal pianist.  Dr. Burger also has extensive experience in church music—from the traditional to more contemporary rock based worship.

Dr. Burger is equally at home with classical, jazz and sacred music. She teaches both American Music and Jazz for the Wayland Virtual Campus.