Director of Pride and Athletic Bands, Assoc. Director of BandsCatlett Music Center 116
500 West Boyd
Norman, OK 73019
DR. JUSTIN R. STOLARIK is currently the Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Oklahoma, where his primary role is as Director of The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. Prior to his appointment at OU, he served four years as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and one year as Assistant Director of Bands at Henderson State University. While at UW-Madison, Dr. Stolarik coordinated three consecutive Wisconsin Band trips to the Rose Bowl Game, which included notable performances at L.A. Live! with Everlast from the House of Pain and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. He worked closely with the legendary Professor Michael Leckrone, who continues to hold the longest marching band director tenure in the country.
Dr. Stolarik has taught and arranged for marching bands in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, as well as for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Music Education from The University of Florida, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Percussion Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stolarik’s past performances have been featured in issues of Modern Drummer and Percussion News.
Dr. Stolarik is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi (Alpha Tau) and Tau Beta Sigma (Beta Gamma and Theta Theta).