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Earnest Lamb

Earnest Lamb

PhD in Musicology, University of North Texas
M.M. in Cello Performance, Indiana University
B.M. in Cello Performance, University of Memphis


Dr. Earnest Lamb is the Chair of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts. Prior to accepting the position at Fayetteville State, Dr. Lamb taught orchestra in the public schools of Little Rock, AR. He later joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff before coming chair of its music department.

In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Lamb continues his performing and scholarly activities. Dr. Lamb, a former member of the Memphis Symphony and Arkansas Symphony orchestras, is currently a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.  As a scholar, Dr. Lamb has presented papers on American music topics at the Society for American Music, the American Music Society, the College Music Society, and numerous national and international conferences.  In an effort to bring his research interests to a wider audience, Dr. Lamb wrote and produced Blacks in Classical Music and From Spiritual to Symphony: A Portrait of Florence Smith Price for public radio.  The later won numerous local and national awards including first place honors in the portrait division from the prestigious Foundation for Women in Radio and Television.

Earnest Lamb
Chair/Associate Professor

Office: Rosenthal Building, Room 135
Phone: 672-2143

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