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The University of Oklahoma provides a nurturing environment for all styles of choral music, guided by its dedicated faculty.  For more information about our program or our fine variety of vocal ensembles, please contact us at SING@ou.edu.

OU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting,  choral conducting with church music emphasis, and music education. Students in the OU choral program enjoy a comprehensive educational curriculum that prepares them, through mastery of teaching, score study, musicianship and research, for a rewarding career in music. Students benefit from the extensive on campus performing conducting experiences, international study and the research of OU’s nationally-recognized music faculty. These award-winning faculty/musicians help students to develop into reflective teachers by linking applied research with practice through a variety of hands-on experiences. Upon completion of the program, OU choral students are in high demand for employment and have historically been recognized as successful, award-winning teachers.

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2019 - 2020 Choral Calendar
Updated 10/1/2019

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Choral Auditions
SU, 8/18 – TU, 8/20

Petroleum Engineering Gala, MGC, WC
F, 9/20, Memorial Union, 7:30pm (6pm call)

Women’s Choral Leadership
T, 9/24, All Day, Sharp, Pitman
6pm, Concert, Sharp Hall

Mosaic Concert - Chorale
R, 9/26, F, 9/27, 6-10pm, Sharp
S, 9/29, 3pm, CONCERT

Dolman House – Singing Sooners
SA, 9/28, tba (pre-game)

Jeffrey Gonda, Recital (full)
T, 10/1, Dress, TH, 10/3, Recital Time,

Terra Verde School Run Out – Chorale/SS
F, 10/4, 12:30-1:45pm

Fall Choral Concert – “Homecoming”
Sutton Series, OU Chorale, WC, MGC, SS
M, 10/14, 12:30-3pm, Sharp, Rehearsal
T, 10/15, 2:30-4pm, Sharp, Rehearsal
T, 10/15, 6-9pm, Dress, Sharp, Rehearsal
F, 10/18, 6:30pm, Call, 7:30pm, CONCERT

Crimson Club, Chorale/MGC
W, 10/23, 6pm Choir Room

MGC Tour
W, 10/30 6:30am-3:30pm

Norman Children’s Choir & Chorale
M, 11/11, Bethel Baptist Church,
6pm Call, 7:30pm Concert

Zach Malavolti, Recital (lecture)
T, 11/19, Dress, TH, 11/21, Recital

Collegium Musicum
Sutton Series, “Dido and Aeneas”
W, 11/20, 3pm, DRESS, Gothic
TH, 11/21, 7:30pm, CONCERT

David Gomez, Recital (full)
T, 12/3, Dress, TH, 12/5, Recital

Young Men’s Vocal Workshop
TH, 12/5, 4-6pm, Set Up Sharp
F, 12/6, 9am-5pm, 4pm, CONCERT

Christmas at OU
Sutton Series, OU Combined Choirs
W, 12/4, 12-6pm, Sharp
TH, 12/5, 6-9pm, Christmas at OU, Dress
S, 12/7, 10am–12pm, DRESS, Sharp
Su, 12/8, 2pm, Sharp – CALL, 3pm CONCERT

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MLK Celebration Concert
Sutton Series Rosephanye Powell, composer
OU Choirs and Norman Philharmonic
R, January 16, 7:30p -10pm, Sharp Hall
F, Jan. 17, 10am & 12:30pm NPS Concerts
Sa, January 18, 7:30-10pm, Sharp Hall
SU, January 19, 6pm-8:30pm, Sharp, DRESS
M, 1/20, 3pm, Sharp, CONCERT

OU Choirs & OKC PHIL- Patton
SU, January 26, 7-9:30pm, Reh, Choir Room
TU, January 28, 7-9:30pm, Reh, Choir Room
TH, January 30, 7:30pm, Reh, Civic Center
FR, January 31, 7:30pm, Reh, Civic Center
SA, February 1, 8pm, CONCERT CC, OKC

OU Chorale Concert
Sutton Series
T, 2/11, 6-9pm, Rehearsal, Sharp
W, 2/12, 12:30pm-1:50pm
TH, 2/13, 7:30pm, CONCERT, Sharp

Zach Malavolti Recital - Tulsa
TBA 2/16 – St. John’s Tulsa

Eve Sada, Recital (lecture)
TU, 02/25, Dress, TH, 02/27, Recital

John Ousley, Recital (full)
TU, 03/03, Dress, TH, 03/05, Recital

Women’s Chorus / Men’s Glee Club
W, 3/11, 4-6pm, DRESS, Sharp
TH, 3/12, 7:30pm, CONCERT, Sharp

Accademia Filarmonica - Chorale
Sat, 3/28, 2020, 9am–10am - Setup
Sat, 3/28, 2020, 10am–12:30pm – Dress
Sun, 3/29, 2020, 3pm–4:30pm, Concert/Strike

Cleveland Elementary School - Women’s Chorus
F, April 3, 8am

David Gomez, Recital (lecture)
T, 4/14, Dress, TH, 4/16, Recital

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
SU, 4/19, 7-9:30pm, Choir Room
T, 4/21, 7-9:30pm, Choir Room
TH, 4/23, 7-9:30pm, Choir Room
F, 4/24, 6-9pm, Rehearsal, Moore High School
SA, 4/25, 10am-12:30pm, Moore High School
SA, 4/25, 7:30pm, CONCERT #1, Moore HS
M, 4/27, 6-9pm, Rehearsal, Sharp
T, 4/28, 7:30pm, CONCERT #2, Sharp

Collegium Musicum
F, May 1, 4-6pm, Gothic
SA, May 2, 7:30pm

Commencement Choir
F, 5/8/19 9am-5pm – Choir Room

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University of Oklahoma Chorale at the 2016 SWCDA Convention

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Choral Degrees

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OU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting,  choral conducting with church music emphasis, and music education.  Students in the OU choral program enjoy a comprehensive educational curriculum that prepares them, through mastery of teaching, score study, musicianship and research, for a rewarding career in music. Students benefit from the extensive on campus performing conducting experiences,  international study and the research of OU’s nationally-recognized music faculty. These award-winning faculty/musicians help students to develop into reflective teachers by linking applied research with practice through a variety of hands-on experiences. Upon completion of the program, OU choral students are in high demand for employment and have historically been recognized as successful, award-winning teachers.

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