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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.

Ragtime Auditions!

Ragtime Auditions!

Auditions are open to current OU students (all academic disciplines) and OU alumni from the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

Prepare one song, any style, an accompanist will be provided.

  • 5-10 p.m. Monday, April 27 
  • 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, April 28
  • 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 29

Pitman Recital Hall, Catlett Music Center

Callbacks may occur on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Sign up for an audition time outside the School of Music Office, room 138, in the Catlett Music Center.

Questions! Call the OU School of Music Choral office at (405) 325-3993, or email ragtime@ou.edu.

Look for us at #RAGTIME@OU on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

OU Chorale

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Rehearsals: MWF 12:30-1:50pm MWF - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 1160, 3160, 5160
Director: Dr. Richard Zielinski, Director of Choral Activities

OU Chorale is an advanced vocal ensemble comprised primarily of graduate and advanced undergraduate music students. Chorale performs twice a year with the Accademia Filarmonica, a professional orchestra, and also performs a cappella concerts both on and off campus. Participation in University Chorale fulfills a music major’s major-ensemble requirement.

Members of University Chorale have opportunities to participate in national and international performance tours.

Chamber Singers

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Rehearsal: 2:00-3:20pm M/W - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 2271, 4271, 5271
Director: Dr. Richard Zielinski, Dr. David Howard

Chamber Siingers will serve as the graduate conductors' recital chorus. A variety of repertoire will be researched, analyzed, rehearsed, and performed. Throughout the year, Chamber Choir will also perform at OU concerts and events on campus and in the community.

Men's Glee Club

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Rehearsal: 4:30 to 6:00 pm T/TH - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 1310, 3310, 5310
Director: Dr. David Howard

OU Men’s Glee Club is a select large ensemble composed of students who range from freshman to graduate students, representing a variety of musical backgrounds and academic disciplines.  The choir’s challenging and diverse repertoire includes literature that spans from standard classical literature to OU fight songs.  The OU Men’s Glee Club performs regularly for on campus events and for special engagements off campus.

Participation in OU Men’s Glee Club fulfills a music major’s major ensemble requirement.

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The Singing Sooners

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Rehearsal: 4:30-5:20pm MWF - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 1180, 3180, 5180
Director: Dr. David Howard

This 16 voice entertainment ensemble will perform vocal jazz charts, show choir tunes, musical theater selections, arrangments of popular tunes, and OU spirit songs.

Solo opportunities will be available for all members!   

(One hour of credit is available).

Collegium Musicum

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Rehearsal: MF 2:30pm to 3:55pm, CMC Room 128
Course Number: MUTE 6210-001
Director: Dr. Eugene Enrico

Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble) consists of auditioned members of the community, faculty, staff, and students who not only perform but also discuss aspects of choral repertoire, rehearsal, and performance techniques.

OU Opera Chorus

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Rehearsal:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm T/TH - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 1280/4970/5280
Director: Dr. David Howard

The OU Opera Chorus is an ensemble that performs with orchestra in fully staged productions by the Oklahoma Opera Theater. Performing in one or two operas each year, singers experience the thrill of combining great music with costumes, makeup, lighting, sets, scenery, and staging.

Women's Chorus

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Rehearsal: MWF 2:30pm-3:55pm  T/TH - CHOIR ROOM (CMC 128)
Course Number: MUTE 1290, 3290, 5320
Director: Dr. David Howard

The University of Oklahoma Women's Chorus is a select ensemble made up of OU music majors and women in other majors throughout the University. The ensemble is dedicated to the performance of a beautiful and compelling repertoire created with the beauty of the female voice as the focal point.