SANDRA THOMPSON – is an Assistant Dean and Professor of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. Sandra has collaborated with many Oklahoma City music theatre directors, including Billie Thrash, Benton Jones, UCO’s Carveth Osterhaus, the late Tamara Long, and Greg White, and Jerome Stevenson, to name a few. Sandra appeared on the Lyric stage in The Wiz as Addaperle, Joyce Heth in Barnum, and Hattie in Kiss Me Kate. As Music Director, she has had the opportunity to work on some great productions including Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at UCO, and most recently Crowns, at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre stage. Sandra has been the Music Director/Conductor for Summer of ’42 (with Broadway Tonight), and Sweet Smell of Success. She was excited to be a part of the World Premiere of Flipside: The Patti Page story. Active as an adjudicator and clinician, Sandra will return for a fourth time as guest conductor for the Oklahoma City Public Schools All-City Middle School Honor Choir. She has adjudicated many OSSAA contests for both Junior High/Middle School and High School competitions. Dr. Thompson’s teaching duties at UCO include Freshman Theory, Freshman Aural Skills, and conducting. During her tenure at UCO, Dr. Thompson was responsible for preparing the chorus for UCO’s opera production of Porgy and Bess and for conducting George Bizet’s Carmen: A Concert Version and Hansel and Gretel. Dr. Thompson is the Artistic Director and pianist for the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir, pianist for the Evangelistic Baptist Church, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the American Choral Director’s Association, and presides on the Board of Directors of both the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir and the Allied Arts organization.