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Enrollment Now Open to Public for Fall Music Lessons, Classes and Choirs at OBU

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star
The OBU Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling for the fall semester. The department offers music lessons, classes and choirs, open to the community for all ages and levels. The fall term will run Aug. 10 through Nov. 20.

The OBU Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling for the fall semester. The department offers music lessons, classes and choirs, open to the community for all ages and levels. The fall term will run Aug. 10 through Nov. 20.

The enrollment deadline is Aug.1, with enrollments accepted through Aug. 10 as space allows. Instruction will return to in-person on campus, with safety protocols in place to protect both students and instructors.

Auditions for Shawnee Honor Choir (grades 3-7) and Concert Choir (grades 7-12) will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. No previous experience or special preparation is necessary for the audition. Auditions require a reservation which may be made by emailing prep@okbu.edu or calling (405) 585-4329.

Individual lessons are offered in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Lessons are scheduled directly with the instructor on a day and time that works best for the student. Group piano classes are offered for young beginners ages 5-6 (Keyboard Concepts I and II).

For more information about our programs, including tuition, instructors and enrollment, please visit our website at www.okbu.edu/prep, email at prep@okbu.edu or call (405) 585-4329.

For more information about OBU, visit okbu.edu.

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 35 states and 34 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. Forbes.com 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.