The Oklahoma Christian University Chorale is the largest choral ensemble and is comprised of eighty undergraduate students. Approximately half of the singers in the ensemble are music majors. Since Dr. Harold Fletcher founded the choral program in 1950, the choirs have continued to develop a tradition of excellence in choral artistry. Recent performances of major works include Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Annual tours have been taken by the Chorale to Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and New York City.
The Oklahoma Christian University Chamber Singers is the premiere, university, choral ensemble comprised of fifty members who also sing in the Chorale. Under the direction of Dr. Kyle Pullen, the Chamber Singers have been featured as an honor choir at the 2014, 2017, and 2020 Oklahoma Music Educators Association conventions. The Chamber Singers regularly perform the latest and most challenging pieces of the choral repertoire along with the music of the periods. In 2018, the Chorale produced a cd entitled, Lift Mine Eyes, which features a cappella works of William Henry Harris, Eric Whitacre, Alice Parker, and Jake Runestad.
Vocal Music Scholarships
OC vocal music scholarships are available to all students, regardless of major, who wish to sing in the choir.
$1,500-$2,500/year Choral Scholarship - For an OC scholarship of $1,500-$2,500/year renewable for four years, simply fill out the online prospective student form here and video record yourself singing My Country ‘Tis of Thee. Please state your full name in your recording. (Click on the link below to obtain a pdf of the sheet music.) You must submit your recording by email to email@example.com. A response email will come to you with a scholarship contract for you to review.
Auditions for Greater Amounts – For a scholarship of a greater amount than $1,500/year, you must fill out the online prospective student form. This will inform our office staff of your interest. You will be sent information via email as to how to proceed. Scholarships for non-music majors range from $1,500/year to $7,000year and scholarships for music majors range from $1,500/year to $12,000/year. All music scholarships are added to academic scholarships and other financial aid. Combined scholarships and aid may not exceed full tuition. For information about academic scholarships, click the link below.
Dr. Kyle Pullen, Director of Choral Activities, joined the music faculty at Oklahoma Christian University in the fall of 2012. Prior to his current position, Dr. Pullen co-directed the choirs at Clear Creek High School in League City, TX. During his tenure, the Clear Creek choirs performed at the American Choral Directors Association national conventions in 2005 and 2009 and the ACDA Southwest regional convention in 2012. He has served in leadership roles on a regional and area level for the Texas Music Educators Association and for the honor choir audition committee for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. He actively travels as a clinician for honor choirs in the region.