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Claire Marquardt

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Preparatory Department

Office Location Raley Chapel, 113
Phone (Office) 405.585.4329
OBU Mailbox # 61276

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Claire Marquardt of Poteau, OK, started playing piano at age four. During her time as a piano major at East Central University, she won the collegiate division of the national Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Contest. After graduating with honors from ECU, Claire received a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Oklahoma. While there, she studied with Dr. Stephen Beus and held a graduate assistantship in accompanying in the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. Claire then completed a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Central Oklahoma, studying with Dr. Sallie Pollack. Claire helped organize and found the Chickasaw Nation School of Piano in Ada, OK, and taught all classes and lessons for the School for two years; she also served as the choir accompanist for Ada and Stratford schools. She is currently staff pianist, Assistant Professor of Music, and Director of the Preparatory Department at Oklahoma Baptist University.


  • Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, May, 2019
  • Certificate of Completion from the Piano Technician Academy, Tempe, AZ, 2016
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, May, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Music, Piano Concentration from East Central University, Ada, OK, May, 2014

Subjects Taught

  • Theory Seminar
  • Piano Accompanying
  • Applied Piano
  • Preparatory Piano

Professional Memberships

  • College Music Society
  • International Keyboard Collaborative Arts Society
  • Music Teachers National Association/Oklahoma Music Teachers Association
  • National Associations of Teachers of Singing

Selected Publications

  • Part of the script-writing team for Sound Field, Season 2, Episode 7, “Do You Know How Much Classical Music Is Edited?” Produced by PBS. June, 2021.

Selected Presentations

  • “Aristotle’s System of Rhetorical Discourse as Applied to Beethoven’s Op. 26 Variations,” paper presented at the Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, September 23, 2016