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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OC Choirs present Concert

The Oklahoma Christian University choirs will present a concert in the Adams Recital Hall this Sunday, November 2nd, at 2:30 p.m.  The choirs will perform a variety of styles of music including a performance of Eric Whitacre’s Leornardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by the Chamber Singers.  Admission is free, so please join us.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Homecoming Musical

Ticket sales for the 2014 Homecoming Musical presented by the Oklahoma Christian University Music Department will begin on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.  The Box Office will be open Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  To purchase tickets online:
Performances will be held on November 13, 14, and 15.  The musical, Little Women, is based on Louisa May Alcott’s life; and the story follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March.  Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.  Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and should write more about things she has experienced.  Begrudgingly taking his advice, Jo weaves the story about herself and her sisters and their experience while growing up in Civil War America. (Suitable for all ages).

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Drs. Martin, Morris, and Cassady Presented at ACEPP

Dr. Darin Martin, Associate Professor of Education; Dr. Rhonda Morris, Associate Professor of Education; and Dr. Allison Cassady, Assistant Professor of Education presented a paper titled “Professional Collaborative Activities for Student Teachers” at the October 9-11 National Convention of the 2014 Association of Christian Educators Preparation Programs that was held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  Dr. Martin has taught at Oklahoma Christian University since the fall of 2005, Dr. Morris began in the fall 2008, and Dr. Cassady has taught at OC since the fall of 2011.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Drs. Lowry, Kooi, and Lindsey Co-Authored Article in Oklahoma Humanities

The Oklahoma Humanities magazine has published an article titled, “When the Nation Came to Cordell:  The high price of dissent and conscience in Oklahoma.”  (Fall 2014, Volume 7, Issue No. 3, pp. 32-34).  The article was co-authored by Dr. David Lowry, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Communication, Dr. Chip Kooi, Professor of Bible, and Dr. Gary Lindsey, Associate Professor of History, Dr. Lowry has served as dean and has taught in the Communication Department since the fall of 2005.  Dr. Kooi began teaching at OC in the fall of 2001 and Dr. Lindsey began in the fall of 2009. 

2014-2015 Opening Concert of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra

The Oklahoma Christian University Department of Music invites you to attend the opening concert of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra 2014-15 season on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.  This is the 31st season for the OCO; and OC Music Professor, Dr. John Fletcher, is beginning his 11th season as conductor for the orchestra. The program will be presented in Oklahoma Christian’s Hardeman Auditorium (to see a campus map, follow this link

This concert will feature Oklahoma-born composer Roy Harris’ Symphony No. 3 and Franz Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture.”  The orchestra will collaborate with violinist Kyle Dillingham and composer Callen Clarke on “The Mary Rose,” a work which OCO and Dillingham premiered in 2009, as well as on “Alishan,” a piece that Dillingham premiered with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and other selections. Dillingham has been referred to as “Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador” for his many appearances around the world with symphony orchestras, as a solo performer, and with his electrifying, eclectic ensemble Horseshoe Road. For further information, please call the OC Music Department at 425-5530, or visit the OCO website at Admission is $15 at the door and $12.50 if purchased in advance online ( Children under age 13 will be admitted free of charge. OC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free of charge with their OC ID.

The OCO is the “orchestra-in-residence” at Oklahoma Christian University. Several OC students, alumni, and faculty perform in the orchestra. Support for this performance has been provided, in part, by the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Grand Concert of the OC Music Department

The Oklahoma Christian University Department of Music invites you to attend the 19th annual “Grand Concert” on Sunday, Oct. 5th, at 2 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. This “sampler” concert features brief performances by the department’s major music ensembles: University Chorale, Collegiate Choir, Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble. There is no admission charge for this program.
(To see a campus map, follow this link: (

For further information, call 425-5530.

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