Division of Music News Articles

OBU Honors 108 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 14, 2018 | Permalink

OBU conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 36 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 14. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Edmond,…

OBU to Hold Shawnee Prep Choir Auditions Dec. 10, Enrolling for Spring Music Lessons

December 6, 2018 | Permalink

Spring 2019 choir auditions for the OBU Music Preparatory Department’s Shawnee Honor Choir (grades 3-7) and Concert Choir (grades 8-12) will be held Monday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The auditions will be held in Raley Chapel room 141…

OBU Campus Celebrates the Season During Annual Fine Arts Christmas Chapel Dec. 5

December 5, 2018 | Permalink

OBU students, faculty and staff celebrated together once again during the University’s annual Fine Arts Christmas Chapel hosted by Dr. Dan Reeder, Albert J. Geiger Professor of Finance. The beloved holiday tradition is full of student…

OBU Students and Faculty to Host Benefit Recital Nov. 27 for Shawnee Choir Program

November 23, 2018 | Permalink

The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music will present a special benefit concert, “The Classroom Partners Benefit Piano Recital.” The recital will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

OBU Invites Community to 81st Annual Hanging of the Green Dec. 1

November 13, 2018 | Permalink

OBU will present its 81st annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free holiday celebration, titled “Gloria in Excelsis…

Bison Glee Club to Celebrate 80 Years with Reunion Concert Nov. 3

November 2, 2018 | Permalink

OBU’s famed Bison Glee Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend Nov. 2-3. Their 80th anniversary reunion will begin Friday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. and conclude on Saturday with a spectacular concert in Raley…

OBU Welcomes Alumni for “Zip, Bang, OBU!” Homecoming 2018 Celebration Nov. 2-4

October 25, 2018 | Permalink

In a few short days, Bison Hill will once again be buzzing with the excitement of homecoming festivities. Bison of all ages can enjoy a weekend packed with events and even some surprises. Register for Homecoming.This year’s “Zip,…

Spring Enrollment Begins Oct. 15 for Music Lessons and Ensembles at OBU

October 4, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will begin accepting enrollment Oct. 15 for the spring 2019 semester. Members of the public are invited to enroll in private lessons, ensembles and classes, which begin Jan.…

Shawnee Honor Choir and Korean Children’s Choir to Perform at OBU Sept. 25

September 21, 2018 | Permalink

The Shawnee Honor Choir and the Korean Children’s Choir will perform in concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. The…

University Chorale Announces Two Performances Oct. 7 in Oklahoma City

September 11, 2018 | Permalink

The University Chorale at Oklahoma Baptist University recently announced two tour dates for the fall 2018. The Chorale will be performing Sunday, Oct. 7, at two locations in Oklahoma City. The Chorale will perform during the morning worship…

OBU Music Prep Department to Hold Choir Auditions Aug 20-21

August 16, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs Aug. 20-21 from 3 to 5 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the surrounding…

Enrollment Open to the Public for Music Lessons, Ensembles, and Classes at OBU

July 27, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling students in lessons, ensembles and classes for the fall semester. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in high-quality musical instruction,…

OBU Music Preparatory Department Announces Choir Auditions

May 3, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for its choirs May 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 141 of OBU’s Raley Chapel. Auditions are open to students in grades 3-12 from Shawnee and the…

Bisonette Glee Club to Present Spring Concert

May 2, 2018 | Permalink

The Bisonettes, OBU’s women’s glee club, will present their spring concert Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open to the…

OBU Hosts Ford Hall Grand Opening and Dedication

April 20, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University and the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts hosted a grand opening and dedication for the newly renovated Ford Hall Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Attendees gathered at the corner of Kickapoo Street and University…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Spring Concert April 29

April 20, 2018 | Permalink

The Music Preparatory Department choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a spring concert Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Performing groups include the Shawnee Honor Choir and the Concert Choir.…

University Chorale to Perform ‘Jubilate Deo’ at NYC Carnegie Hall and Bison Hill

April 13, 2018 | Permalink

The University Chorale, Oklahoma Baptist University’s premiere mixed chorus, will present a three-concert tour of Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo,” including two local performances and concluding with a final performance on…

OBU Shawnee Community Orchestra to Feature Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait’ April 17

April 13, 2018 | Permalink

The OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra’s 17th season spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The musical evening will feature works by some of the world’s most famous…

The Manno-Dean Piano Duo to Perform on Bison Hill April 10

April 4, 2018 | Permalink

The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts and Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will welcome the internationally acclaimed Manno-Dean piano duo to perform on Bison Hill Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

Fifth Annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Coming to Campus April 5

April 2, 2018 | Permalink

OBU will host the fifth annual Bison Hill Jazz Festival Thursday, April 5. The festival will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. evening concert featuring flutist and baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio. All events are free and open to the public and will…

Bisonettes to Perform at Canyon Road Baptist Church in Tulsa March 11

March 6, 2018 | Permalink

The Bisonettes, OBU’s women’s glee club, will be performing at Canyon Road Baptist Church in Tulsa Sunday, March 11, at 10:45 a.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The group will be performing a full concert, including…

Freeman to Present Digby Bell Memorial Recital

March 5, 2018 | Permalink

OBU music faculty and the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will host the Digby Bell Memorial Recital Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event. The…

Guest Recital to Feature Marc Webster Feb. 15

February 14, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts will welcome Marc Webster, bass, to present a guest vocal recital on Bison Hill. The performance will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s…

Concerto-Aria to Feature Nine Students with Orchestra Feb. 18

February 13, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host its 44th annual Concerto-Aria Concert Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The concert is free and open…

OBU Music Prep Announces Auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir, Openings for Kindermusik

January 19, 2018 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department will conduct auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir, for students in grades 3 to 7, on Jan. 23, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in OBU’s Raley Chapel room 141. All interested students in…

OBU Honors 136 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 15, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 80 undergraduate and 56 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Dr. Anthony Jordan, executive…

OBU to Honor 136 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 15

December 13, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 80 undergraduate and 56 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Dr. Anthony Jordan,…

OBU Music Preparatory Choirs to Present Christmas Concert Dec. 3

December 1, 2017 | Permalink

The Music Preparatory Department Choirs at Oklahoma Baptist University will present a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The groups featured in the program include the Shawnee Honor Choir and…

OBU’s Annual Hanging of the Green Coming Dec. 2

November 30, 2017 | Permalink

OBU will present its 80th annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the celebration, titled, “Peace on Earth.” The…

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…