Audley C. Chambers

Audley C. Chambers is an associate professor in music history and literature at Oakwood University. A native of London, England, Chambers was well into a career in structural engineering when he took four years out of his life to attend Oakwood College (now University) in the 1980's. Following graduation from there in 1986, he continued his music studies by completing an M.A. in music history in 1988 at the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in musicology at Northwestern University in 1997. His dissertation was titled Frederick Hyman Cowen: Analysis and Reception History of His Songs for Voice and Piano.

Chambers has been at OU since 1994 and was music department chair from 2004 to 2011. Besides teaching classes in music history, theory, piano and African-American music, he is also a teacher and mentor in technology for Oakwood's faculty and a pioneer in and teacher of OU online courses. He was presented with the distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award at Oakwood's commencement ceremony in 2003.

Chambers is married to Hannah Joseph-Chambers, instructional technologist at OU.


Oakwood University Website, 2003-2004; Interview/Conversation, 25 September 2006; Introduction to a paper presented at The Society for Caribbean Studies Annual Conference in 2010; other online sources.