Choral and Vocal Studies

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University vocal music students in professional opera "Carmen"

Exciting opportunities in Choral and Vocal Music await you at Northwestern!

Any NWOSU student, staff or faculty, or community member can sing in a choir. Regardless of background or level of experience, we have a choir for you!

To join a choir, please begin attending University Chorale (T/Th at 11:00am in FA 200) or Concert Choir (Mondays at 6:45pm in FA 200) and click here to sign up for a voice placement.

Voice placements for choirs are quick (10 minutes) and simple. Mr. Longhurst will help guide you through a simple process and discuss any previous singing experience you may have. You don't need to prepare anything! Have questions? Email Mr. Longhurst at

More about NWOSU Choirs and Vocal Studies

Congratulations to the Northwestern University Singers for being selected to perform at the National Association for Music Education National Conference this fall!

At Northwestern Oklahoma State University, choral and vocal students have all of the opportunities that can be found at a large university combined with the friendliness and warmth of a small college. Each year choir members and vocalists participate in many performance opportunities including concerts by the University Chorale, Concert Choir, and the University Singers. Northwestern choirs tour regionally and nationally. In spring of 2013, the choir embarked on a nine-day performing arts tour to Shanghai and Beijing. This spring the choirs will perform in New York City at Weill Recital Hall/ Carnegie Hall. Previous tours by the University Chorale have included Santa Fe, NM, Washington D.C, St. Louis, MO, as well as all across the South and Southwest USA.

The choral ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.  Participation scholarships are available to every choral student.  Whether you plan to major in music or if you simply want to continue singing during your university years, you’ll find participating in the program of choral and vocal studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to be an exciting and rewarding experience.

Choral and Vocal Studies Scholarship Information

There are a number of scholarship opportunities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Choir scholarships range from $200-$1,000 per semester according the ensemble. Any student who has participated at the All-State level in vocal music will receive an additional $500. Additionally, endowed scholarship awards are available by submission of application and audition.

For more information on vocal music scholarships please contact Mr. Longhurst.

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