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Roger O'Neel

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Roger O'Neel, Associate Professor of Worship

Assistant Chair of Worship, Associate Professor of Worship


Dr. O’Neel serves as the Director of the worship program. He has served the local church for over 20 years, including full-time worship pastorates in Texas, California, and Oklahoma. Dr. O’Neel has published articles on church music and leadership, blogs on, and is active as a worship leader, conference presenter, and worship consultant.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M. in Theory, Southern Methodist University
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting, Southern Methodist University
  • B.M. in Theory and Composition, Ouachita Baptist University,


  • Travel - especially in the Caribbean
  • Computers
  • Snorkeling
  • Tropical fish
  • Foster parenting

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Expert Topics

  • Choral Music
  • Church Music and Worship
  • Contemporary Worship Music
  • Hymnology
  • Music and Worship Technology
  • Music Theory