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OBU Keyboard Festival

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16

The OBU Keyboard Festival exists to encourage the development of gifted young pianists, organists, and composers to the service and glory of God. We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of this festival and are thankful for your time and dedication to teaching, practicing, and sharing the gift of music!

NEW! Composition Category

New for 2021, the Composition Category of the Keyboard Festival provides music lovers and future worship leaders, ages 10-18, with the opportunity to develop their creativity in arranging and composing. All entrants will receive feedback on their compositions. First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive a certificate and first-place compositions will be premiered at the State Festival. We will be accepting composition entries September 15 - December 15, 2020 via the Regional Registration form below. For more information, please view the 2021 Keyboard Festival handbook (PDF below). 

2021 Important Dates

2021 Regional Festival Dates/Locations

2021 Competitor Registration

Registration is online only and will be available the following dates for 2021:

Register Here

Festival Handbooks and Forms

Festival Materials

Staff Forms

Volunteers must complete the Background Check Form and the Volunteer Application Form. All others must complete the W9 and Background Check Form. Staff and volunteers who worked the festival last year do NOT need to submit a new Volunteer Application Form or Background Check Form. 

Contact Information

Phone: 405.585.4301

Oklahoma Baptist University
Attn: OBU Keyboard Festival
500 W. University St.
OBU Box 61276
Shawnee, OK 74804

Festival Administration

Dr. Abigail Mace, director
Dr. Michael Dean, coordinator
Dr. Lee Hinson, coordinator
Dr. Patty Nelson, coordinator