Harvey J. Stokes is Professor of Music at Hampton University, where he also is the Founder and Director of the Computer Music Laboratory. He has taught also at Miami University, Christopher Newport University, and the College of William and Mary. His degrees are from Michigan State University (Ph. D.), The University of Georgia (M. M.), and East Carolina University (B. M.).
Currently, Dr. Stokes serves on the National Council of the Society of Composers as well as the National Association of Composers USA, and is a board officer of the Southeastern Composers League. He has served also as a consultant for the North Carolina Arts Council, The College Board, the Educational Testing Service, and the Educational Policy Improvement Center for the Advanced Placement (AP) in Music Program.
The oboe performance experiences of Dr. Stokes include those with the Tidewater Winds, Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Symphony, Millennium Symphony, and the Royal Ethiopian Philharmonic. Additionally, several composer residencies have been completed at West Chester University, Chowan University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is the author of two books on music as well as an award-winning composer of numerous works, and these works are available from Subito/Seesaw Music, Ars Nova Music Press, Centaur Records, Albany Records, and Harkie Music. His works have been performed recently in Hong Kong, Argentina, France, Canada, and the United States.