Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fall Choral Auditions!

Prior to the start of the fall semester, we will be holding auditions for the 2016-17 OBU choral ensembles. These groups include the University Chorale, Bison Glee Club, and Bisonette Glee Club. Here's what the choral audition will look like:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.

3. Testing your ability to sight-read your part on a short piece of music.

That's it! 
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet

Auditions during "Welcome Week" will be Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m. They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203. To sign up for an audition time, go to the Fall Audition "Google Doc" by clicking here PLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.
 

These auditions are for music majors who have yet to audition for a choir and for any non-majors who didn't previously audition this past spring.

Contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu if you have any questions. Looking forward to a GREAT 2016-17!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Spring Choral Auditions!

Announcing auditions for the 2016-17 OBU Choirs!  The very informal audition will consist of the following:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. If you CURRENTLY sing in an OBU choral ensemble: Hearing you sing your part on a section from a piece in your current repertoire. 

If you are NOT currently singing in an OBU choral ensemble: Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.


3. Testing your ability to sight-read on a short piece of music.

That's it! 
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet.

Auditions will be Tuesday, March 29 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30 from 3:00-6:00  p.m.  They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203 (choral rehearsal room).  To sign up for an audition time, go to the Spring Audition "Google Doc" by clicking here PLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Your singing instrument

We have an incredible God!  This is your singing instrument that he created.  Take care of it!


"Kyrie eleison"  Lord have mercy

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fall 2015 Choral auditions

Prior to the start of the fall semester, we will be holding auditions for the 2015-16 OBU choral ensembles. These groups include the University Chorale, Bison Glee Club, and Bisonette Glee Club. Here's what the choral audition will look like:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.

3. Testing your ability to sight-read your part on a short piece of music.

That's it! 
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet

Auditions during "Welcome Week" will be Tuesday, August 18th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203. To sign up for an audition time, go to the Fall Audition "Google Doc" by clicking here PLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.

Contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu if you have any questions. Looking forward to a GREAT 2015-16!