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  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • OC presents band and orchestra concerts

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present its final instrumental concerts of the school year next week. The Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m., with a concert featuring OC’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble slated for Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Adams Recital Hall in the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Admission to both concerts is free. ...

  • OC presents Opera Scenes program

    The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present its 2014 Opera Scenes performance April 4-5. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each night in OC’s Adams Recital Hall. The scenes feature a variety of composers and musical styles, including familiar music like the famous “Flower Duet” from Lakmé and popular songs from commercials and movies. Featured composers include Cimarosa, Menotti, Mozart and Rossini. “The Opera Scenes program makes ...

  • OC student gets to bottom of 500-year-old mystery

    Click here to watch Amelia featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Click here to read a story and watch a video feature produced by The Oklahoman/NewsOK. Click here to watch a video feature from KFOR, Oklahoma City's NBC affiliate. Click here to watch a video feature from KWTV, Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student Amelia Hamrick appears to have unlocked a 500-year-old musical mystery. The 20-year-old junior from ...

  • Oklahoma Christian presents Valentine Cabaret

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Music Department will present its 25th-annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Feb. 13-15.The Cabaret theme is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, a Tony Award-winning composer. The four-person cast will perform 16 musical numbers that combine pop, rock, gospel and jazz elements. Among the songs is “Stars and Moon,” made famous by Tony Award-winning actress Audra ...

  • Winter instrumental concert set for February 9

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A Beatles medley and jazz musician Justin Echols will be featured at Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Winter Concert on Feb. 9. The free concert, showcasing OC’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra, will start at 2:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. OC’s Symphonic Band will perform John Barnes Chance’s “Incantation and Dance,” John Phillip Sousa’s “Pride of the Wolverines” march, Henry ...

  • OC music students, faculty honored in Tulsa Thursday

    OC’s music students and faculty will be recognized as some of the best in the state again Thursday evening in Tulsa. OC’s Chorale, led by music professor Kyle Pullen, will perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Conference at 7 p.m. at the Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Tulsa. At 8:45 p.m., OC’s Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the OMEA event just a few blocks away at the Doubletree Hotel. “Being chosen to perform at the state convention is quite an ...

  • Oklahoma Community Orchestra presents JFK remembrance

    The Oklahoma Community Orchestra will honor former president John F. Kennedy with its second concert of the 2013-14 season, scheduled for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Christian University’s Hardeman Auditorium. This is the 30th season for the OCO, the university’s “orchestra-in-residence.” Several OC students, alumni and faculty perform in the orchestra. OC Professor of Music Dr. John Fletcher is in his 10th season as the OCO’s conductor. As many people ...

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • OC presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following on the heels of last year’s vibrant production of Seussical, Oklahoma Christian University is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the annual Homecoming Musical Nov. 7-9. Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online (click here) or on weekdays at ...

  • OC presents spring instrumental concerts

    Oklahoma Christian University students in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will perform their annual Spring Band Concert April 7, followed by the Chamber Orchestra Concert April 14.Both concerts will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium, located in the Garvey Center on the Oklahoma Christian campus. Admission to each performance is free.The Symphonic Band and Jazz Bands are currently traveling across Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas as part of their annual tour. The concert will feature select pieces...

  • Chorale, Chamber Singers perform

    Oklahoma Christian University will host a concert featuring the OC Chorale and Chamber Singers on Thursday at 7:30 pm in the Adams Recital Hall.The Chamber Singers will perform works from composers Veljo Tormis, Luca Marenzio, Stephen Foster and Billy Joel.The Chorale will feature works representing four musical periods, including pieces by Thomas Weelkes, W.A. Mozart, Paul Tschesnokoff and Dominick Argento. Stunning works for women's choir and men's choir will also be performed.Admission is ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • OC presents instrumental concert

    A medley from “Les Miserables” will be among the selections at Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Winter Instrumental Concert on Feb. 10. The free concert featuring the university’s instrumental groups starts at 2:30 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. OC’s Symphonic Band will perform the “Les Miserables” medley along with Frank Ticheli’s “Nitro” and the Goldman March “On the Mall.” The university’s Jazz ...

  • Halie Hilburn appears on American Idol

    Halie Hilburn is "going to Hollywood" on American Idol after she advanced out of the Oklahoma City auditions. The Oklahoma Christian University alumna's audition aired on American Idol's January 31 broadcast. It featured both Halie (Swan) and her "dog" Oscar, who unfortunately didn't get a thumbs up from American Idol's resident "dawg," Randy Jackson, or fellow judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban or Nicki Minaj. Halie, a 2008 OC graduate, hails from Vernon, Texas. Thanks to "HumanSlinky" for ...

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