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Vocal Studies
For students interested in vocal performance or vocal performance with music theatre emphasis.
Keyboard Studies
For students interested in piano or organ performance.
Music Education
For students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education degree with a goal of teaching in the public school system.
Church Music
For students interested in music and media ministry.
Instrumental Studies
For students interested in wind, brass, percussion, or string performance.
Theory and Composition
For students interested in pursuing composition and theory studies as a major field.
Music (BA)
For students interested in a broad-based, liberal arts music degree.
 
Performance Groups:
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Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is the University's principal instrumental ensemble. Concerts presented during the academic year feature works of diverse character selected to increase the professional competence of instrumentalists. Membership is open to all students by audition. The Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Lauren Denney Wright.
Bison Jazz Orchestra
The Bison Jazz Orchestra is an auditioned jazz ensemble. Brass, rhythm, and wind players are invited to audition and be a part of OBU's premiere live jazz experience. Membership is open to all students. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Pruiett.
University Ringers
The University Ringers Handbell Choir is recognized as one of America's most outstanding bell choirs. In 1990, the group was included in the first edition of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers' publication, Handbells in Education, as one of two college handbell programs in the United States designated as "Exemplary." Membership is open to all students by audition. The University Ringers are directed by Dr. Lee Hinson.
OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra
Please contact OBU Division of Music at 405.878.2305 for more information.
Bison Glee Club
Founded in 1938 by Warren M. Angell, former dean of the College of Fine Arts, the Bison Glee Club is an auditioned group of the finest male musicians on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University. The group has long been considered one of the premiere men's choruses in the Southwest and has toured extensively throughout the United Stated as well as in Canada, Europe and the Far East. The Bison Glee Club is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg.
University Chorale
Since its founding in 1963, the University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University has been its premiere mixed ensemble. Comprised of 30 of OBU’s finest singers selected by audition, Chorale’s purpose is “to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.” University Chorale maintains an active performing schedule both on and off campus. The University Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg.
Bisonette Women's Glee Club
The Bisonettes are OBU's all women's chorus. Like all other groups at OBU, the Bisonettes have toured throughout the United States and have just completed their first recording. Membership in the Bisonettes is open to all female students by audition. The Bisonettes are directed by Dr. James Vernon.
David's Creed
Its primary purpose is to connect OBU with the churches in Oklahoma and the surrounding region by serving those churches in worship through music, testimony, and God’s Word. Participants receive scholarship money, must maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and be of exemplary character. David's Creed is directed by Dr. Casey Gerber..

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