The OBU Music Preparatory Department is holding auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir (grades 3-7) and Concert Choir (grades 7-12) Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Auditions are free but require a reservation. Please call (405) 585-4329 or email to schedule your audition time.

Both choirs perform a wide variety of classical, gospel and traditional repertoire for audiences throughout the region. Students receive high-quality instruction and enjoy a fun group atmosphere as they learn from Dr. Patty Nelson, associate professor of music education and director of Shawnee Honor Choir, and Dr. Louima Lilite, associate professor of music and director of Concert Choir. Cost is $130 per semester ($32.50 per month).

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With its campus located in Shawnee, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 88 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,868, with students from 37 states and 40 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 28 consecutive years and Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 25 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. The Wall Street Journal ranks OBU second in the nation for student engagement among all U.S. colleges and universities. consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 15 consecutive years.