William Stacy is currently an adjunct member of the OTC faculty, where he teaches Western Music Appreciation online. He also teaches America’s Ethnic Music online for Oklahoma State University. Dr. Stacy began his teaching career at Marshall University, where he taught French horn, music theory, and music appreciation. The University of Wyoming was his academic home for many years, and he taught French horn, music theory, music history, electronic composition, and conducted several ensembles. After his retirement from UW, Dr. Stacy moved to Stillwater, OK and then to Springfield, MO to be with his wife, Julie Combs, who is head of the Department of Music at Missouri State. A native of Ohio, Dr. Stacy earned his Bachelor’s degree in French horn performance at The Ohio State University and then studied at the Juilliard School. He then earned a Master’s degree in musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the doctor of musical arts in French horn performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Eight Siberian huskies and one large hound mix live with Dr. Stacy and his wife on ten acres north of Springfield. His main avocation is Amateur Radio, and he enjoys contacting other hams around the world, mainly using Morse code.
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