Workman Named to OMEA Hall of Fame

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Steve Workman will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) Hall of Fame during the organization’s conference in January.

Workman will be honored during the OMEA Conference in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 20-23.

According to its Web site, the OMEA Hall of Fame is reserved for “experienced music educators who have distinguished themselves as teachers, officers in OMEA and/or MENC: The National Association for Music Education, researchers in music education, and those members who have shown active political support of music education in the state and nation.”

Workman, a 1976 Tech graduate with a degree in music education, is a member of the band staff for Owasso Public Schools in Owasso, Okla.

He has 33 years of experience as a music educator, including stints as director of bands for Sapulpa Public Schools and Ponca City Public Schools in Oklahoma.

Workman began his career with the Van Buren School District (Ark.), where he was a band director at the middle school, junior high and high school levels for eight years.

While at Van Buren, Workman was named the Stanbury Uniform Outstanding Young Band Director for the state of Arkansas and the southwest region of the United States in 1984. Since moving to Oklahoma, Workman has served as both vice president and president for the OMEA.

Workman is married to Kathleen Brown Workman, who also earned a music education degree from Arkansas Tech in 1976. They have two children: John Thomas, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army; and Jennifer, an attorney with the Dade County Public Defenders office in Miami, Fla.