Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fall 2014 Choral Auditions

Prior to the start of the fall semester, we will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 OBU choral ensembles. These groups include the University Chorale, Bison Glee Club, and Bisonette Glee Club. Here's what the choral audition will look like:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.

3. Testing your ability to sight-read your part on a short piece of music.

That's it! 
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet

Auditions during "Welcome Week" will be Tuesday, August 19th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203. To sign up for an audition time, go to the Fall Audition "Google Doc" by clicking here PLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.

Contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu if you have any questions. Looking forward to a GREAT 2014-15!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

University Chorale Spring Auditions

Announcing auditions for the 2014-15 University Chorale!  The very informal audition will consist of the following:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. If you CURRENTLY sing in an OBU choral ensemble: Hearing you sing your part on a section from a piece in your current repertoire. 

If you are NOT currently singing in an OBU choral ensemble: Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.


3. Testing your ability to sight-read your part on a short piece of music.

That's it!
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet.

Auditions will be Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7th from 3:40-6:00 p.m.  They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203 (choral rehearsal room). To sign up for an audition time, go to the Spring Audition "Google Doc" by clicking herePLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.

Contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu if you have any questions. Looking forward to a GREAT 2014-15!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Audition for OBU Glee Clubs

Become a part of OBU's singing tradition!  The Bison and Bisonette Glee Clubs are moving rehearsal times next Fall to MWF 1:00-1:50 p.m.  COME JOIN US! 

Before preregistering, auditions are necessary for new singers
MEN wanting to sing, contact Dr. Ballweg at 585-4316 or email brent.ballweg@okbu.edu
WOMEN wanting to sing, contact Dr. Vernon at 585-4325 or email james.vernon@okbu.edu
These are very informal, no pressure auditions where we can get to know you and your voice type. 

Come on...utilize your talent, express yourself, make close friends...SING WITH US!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Fall 2013 Choral Auditions!

Prior to the start of the fall semester, we will be holding auditions for the 2013-14 OBU choral ensembles. These groups include the University Chorale, Bison Glee Club, and Bisonette Glee Club. Here's what the choral audition will look like:

1. Vocalizing to test your range--to see how high and how low you can sing. We're trying to determine which voice part you are most comfortable singing.

2. Hearing you sing a selection of your choosing with piano accompaniment. This can be anything ranging from something you've sung for solo contest (art song) to a simple folk song, Broadway tune or maybe just a stanza of a hymn. We just want to hear a good example of your solo voice. A pianist will be provided.

3. Testing your ability to sight-read your part on a short piece of music.

That's it!
Come early to your audition to fill out an information sheet.

Auditions will be Tuesday, August 20th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. They will be held in Raley Chapel room 203. To sign up for an audition time, go to the Fall Audition "Google Doc" by clicking here PLEASE try to sign up next to someone so as not to create gaps.

Contact Dr. Ballweg at brent.ballweg@okbu.edu if you have any questions. Looking forward to a GREAT 2013-14!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Benefits to singing in a choir

I wonder if we realize all that singing in a choir does for us.  Why do we do it?  Check out http://www.choirplace.com/blogs/78/198/there-are-plenty-of-good-reasons and see how many directly relate to you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Movement while singing

Excellent performance by Riverside City College Chamber Singers. Is their movement enhancing or distracting? I tend to think the former as they appear to be totally involved in the music. Perhaps you can allow your body (and mind) to be more connected to your singing and to the music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=Vonr6zq3Veg