Distinguished Alumna 2003
Kathryn Theresa Hickman

Kathryn Hickman

Kathryn Theresa Hickman, of Lawton, received a degree in piano performance from Cameron in 1978, a master's in music and piano performance from Midwestern State University, and master's in music, piano pedagogy and literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She is well known locally and nationally for her impact on music education. She is owner and director of the Academy of Music where she maintains a private piano studio. She is an active accompanist, duet pianist, chamber musician and church musician, adjudicator for music festivals and is children's choir director at St. Mary's Elementary School. She has been an adjunct faculty member in the music department at Cameron teaching piano, worked with the summer keyboard camps and served as accompanist for the Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale. She is co-founder and director of the piano and strings camp at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, Ark., and serves on their Board of Trustees. She has received numerous awards including Lawton Arts and Humanities Council Educator of the Arts and Oklahoma Musician of the Year by the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs.