Division of Music News Articles

Public Invited to OBU Fine Arts Showcase Oct. 27

October 26, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Fine Arts Showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m., in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus. The Showcase is free and open to the public. The event takes place as part of…

“Affects of the Baroque” Faculty Recital to be Held Sept. 21 at OBU

September 19, 2017 | Permalink

Faculty representing OBU’s Division of Music in the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will present a recital themed, “Affects of the Baroque.” The performance will take place Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley…

OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra to Hold Auditions Aug. 28 for 17th Season

August 24, 2017 | Permalink

Auditions for the 17th season of the OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra will be held Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Jim Hansford, retired Burton…

College of Fine Arts Welcomes Purcell as Director of Bands

August 14, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Teresa C. Purcell, who joins the faculty of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts as assistant professor of instrumental music and director of bands. Purcell earned a…

OBU Music Preparatory Department to Hold Choir Auditions Aug. 15-17

August 11, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs, for students in grades 3-12, Aug. 15-17, from 3-5 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-12 from…

OBU’s Kindermusik Offers Unique Music Learning for Young Children

August 10, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Kindermusik classes are now enrolling for fall. Classes for babies and for newborns to 18 months meet on Monday at 10 a.m. Two-year-olds meet on Monday at 11 a.m. or Tuesday at 10 a.m. and three- through…

OBU’s Julie Welch Makes Professional Theatre Debut in Lyric Theatre’s “When You Wish”

August 7, 2017 | Permalink

One of Oklahoma Baptist University’s own vocal performance majors, junior Julie Welch, from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, recently performed in Lyric Theatre’s “When You Wish.” The OKC Civic Center hosted performances July…

Scherler Named Quarterfinalist for National Music Educator Award

June 1, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Dr. Kathy Scherler, assistant professor of music education, has been named as a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum. More than 2,300 initial…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 330 Graduates

May 19, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 330 graduates during its 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. View the photo album on OBU's…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 10, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 10, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Graeson Griffin and Emma Patton receiving the highest awards given. The University…

OBU Music Prep Choirs to Hold Auditions May 9

May 4, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs, for students in grades 3-12, on May 9, from 3-5 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-12 from…

Bison Glee Club Invites Community to Spring Concert May 2

May 1, 2017 | Permalink

The Bison Glee Club, Oklahoma Baptist University’s legendary men’s chorus, is proud to present their spring concert Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public,…

Bisonette Glee Club Invites Community to Spring Concert May 6

April 28, 2017 | Permalink

The 60-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, invites the community to their spring concert, “Make a Joyful Noise,” Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough…

University Chorale Invites Community to Spring Concert April 29

April 27, 2017 | Permalink

OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music is proud to present University Chorale’s Spring Concert “With an Americana flavor.” Conducted by Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert April 30

April 24, 2017 | Permalink

The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir and…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra Concert April 18 to Feature Three Guest Artists

April 13, 2017 | Permalink

The OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 16th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature works by some of the world’s most famous…

SGA Honors Faculty and Staff ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2017 | Permalink

OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 5, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel.…

Scherler’s Work, Teaching Music to Shelter Students, Nominated for International Award

April 5, 2017 | Permalink

When the summer of 2016 came along, Dr. Kathy Scherler, assistant professor of music education at Oklahoma Baptist University, had big plans. Rather than taking the summer off to slow down and unwind, she created something beautiful, using her…

Grammy Winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum to Headline OBU Jazz Festival April 6

March 23, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host the fourth annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 6. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring Grammy and Dove-award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Grammy-nominated…

Bisonette Glee Club Announces Spring 2017 Performances

March 16, 2017 | Permalink

The 60-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform at several locations on a short tour through Oklahoma in March and April. The group is under the direction of Dr. James Vernon,…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour Through Texas April 2-5

March 9, 2017 | Permalink

The University Chorale, the premiere mixed vocal ensemble at Oklahoma Baptist University, recently announced the schedule for its spring tour. Performances will take place April 2-5 in various communities around the state of Texas. Members of…

Tickets on Sale for "A Porcelain Doll" March 3-5

February 23, 2017 | Permalink

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of “A Porcelain Doll” March 3-5 at Oklahoma Baptist University. The opera was composed by Dr. James Vernon, professor of music, with libretto by Dr. Brent Newsom, assistant professor of…

Vernon and Newsom’s Opera “A Porcelain Doll” to Premiere March 3-5

February 14, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. James Vernon, professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University, has long yearned to compose an opera. Yet, before he could undertake such a project, he would need to find inspiration for a fitting story, time to complete the score, and the…

OBU Students Participate in Music and Memory Program

February 13, 2017 | Permalink

At Oklahoma Baptist University, our passion for education and compassion goes far beyond the classroom. Every year, students majoring in music education have the option to participate in one of the only Music and Memory programs in the state of…

OBU Hosts Local Students for “Out of this World” Children’s Concert

February 10, 2017 | Permalink

OBU’s Division of Music welcomed more than 250 fourth and fifth grade students to campus for a special performance of “Out of this World.” The concert, featuring an orchestral ensemble joined by OBU piano students and faculty,…

Concerto-Aria Concert Set for Feb. 19 at OBU

February 7, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 43rd annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. A…

OBU Honors 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 16, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Pastor Joe Ligon, senior pastor at…

Hanging of the Green Features “Messiah” Performance on Bison Hill

December 5, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented its 79th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 3. The evening featured a presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” The performers for this year’s Hanging of the…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 4

November 22, 2016 | Permalink

The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a Christmas Concert Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir,…

OBU’s Hanging of the Green to Feature “Messiah” Dec. 3

November 22, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will present its 79th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, which will feature a presentation of…

OBU to Present Musical Theater Showcase Nov. 18-19

November 17, 2016 | Permalink

The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will present its Fall Musical Theater Showcase Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited. The…

OBU to Host Fine Arts Showcase During Homecoming Nov. 11

November 7, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Fine Arts Showcase, featuring the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The event is part of OBU's homecoming activities.…

OBU Division of Music to Host Annual Keyboard Academy & Recital Nov. 10-11

November 4, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its annual Keyboard Academy Nov. 10-11, featuring some of OBU’s own professors and special musical guests. The Keyboard Academy will feature a special recital Thursday, Nov.…

Bison Jazz Orchestra to Host “Autumn Leaves” Night of Jazz Oct. 29

October 24, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s Bison Jazz Orchestra will once again host Night of Jazz on OBU's campus in Shawnee. Night of Jazz will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Mabee Suite, located on the upper floor of the Noble complex. The…

David’s Creed Records in Professional Studio

October 19, 2016 | Permalink

Students at Oklahoma Baptist University receive a world class education. They are taught by professors with expertise in their fields, real-world experience, and knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of their subject matter. They are…

OBU Welcomes Stockton Helbing Quintet in Jazz Concert Sept. 29

September 20, 2016 | Permalink

Jazz is coming to Bison Hill for a special evening of music Thursday, Sept. 29. The Stockton Helbing Quintet will present a concert and will be joined on two songs by The Bison Jazz Orchestra. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Raley…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Lucas Adams and Jessica Dickinson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized…

Bisonette Glee Club to Host Spring Concert April 30

April 28, 2016 | Permalink

The 70-member Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s glee club from Oklahoma Baptist University, will present their spring concert, “Loveliness, Light, and Life,” Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Raley…

Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert May 1

April 26, 2016 | Permalink

The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The groups performing include the Discovery Singers, Shawnee Honor Choir,…

University Chorale to Present Spring Concert April 23

April 20, 2016 | Permalink

The University Chorale, the premiere mixed ensemble on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus, will present its spring concert Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra in Concert April 19

April 19, 2016 | Permalink

The OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 15th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and features works by three of the world’s most…

David’s Creed to Lead Worship at FBC Broken Arrow April 10

April 1, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s traveling worship band David’s Creed will lead worship at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sunday morning, April 10. The group will lead worship that morning in both the blended service at 9:15 a.m. and the…

University Chorale Announces Spring Tour of Oklahoma and Arkansas April 2-6

March 23, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s premiere mixed chorus, the University Chorale, will embark on its annual spring tour April 2-6. The group, under direction of Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music Dr. Brent Ballweg, will perform concerts at various venues in…

Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Orchestra in Concert March 3

March 2, 2016 | Permalink

OBU’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and the Division of Music will present OBU’s Symphonic Winds and the Bison Jazz Orchestra in concert Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s…