Long-time chair of the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Terry Segress began as an adjunct instructor for the SWOSU Jazz band in 1970. Also the founder of the SWOSU Jazz Festival –currently in its 38th year—Dr. Segress coordinates the SWOSU summer music camp program, directs the SWOSU Jazz Camp, Middle School Band Camp and Band Camp while still finding the time to teach applied tuba, counterpoint and instrumentation classless. A product of Oklahoma City University and University of North Texas, Dr. Segress has been honored with many awards including an Arts and Education Award at the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony in 2006. Dr. Segress is a charter member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.