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we are musicians.

we are the future.

THE BASS SCHOOL of music

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O K L A H OM A C I T Y U N I V E R S I T Y


We are musicians.

W e e x p r e s s t h at w h i c h ca n n o t b e s a i d ,

W e c r e at e , c o n d u c t, c o m p o s e .

Y e t w h i c h i s i m p o s s i b l e t o k e e p s i l e n t.

W e b r e at h e l i f e i n t o m a s t e rw o r k s a n d c o l l a b o r at e o n p i e c e s n e v e r b e f o r e p l ay e d . We are musicians.

We invite you to join us. t o l e a r n h ow t o c r e at e a l i f e a r o u n d w h at y o u l ov e .

V e r s at i l e . Virtuosic. W e a r e t e ac h e r s , s e e k e r s , p e r f o r m e r s , l i f e - l o n g l e a r n e r s . We are musicians.

We are the students of

We are musicians. We are the future. t h e B a s s S c h o o l o f M u s i c at O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y.

We are builders of dreams.


O u r m u s i c d e g r e e p ro g r a m s a r e r i g o ro u s a n d s e l e ct i v e . B ac h e l o r o f M u s i c

Master of Music

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t h e B a s s S c h o o l o f M u s i c at O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y .

The student composers of Project 21: Music for the 21st Century are committed to creating and performing the music of our time. Since its founding in 1997, Project 21 has premiered more than 900 works in venues on and off campus, including performances at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Creativity World Forum and regional SCI, Inc. conference.


We are musicians. W e h av e w o n T o n y s . E m m y s . G r a m m y s . W e h av e p e r f o r m e d f r o m L a S ca l a t o L i n c o l n C e n t e r , B r oa d way t o B e i j i n g. W e h av e c o m p o s e d t h e m o s t- p l ay e d s o n g i n t h e h i s t o ry o f B M I . W e h av e i n t r o d u c e d G E N E R AT I O N S O F s t u d e n t s t o t h e w o n d e r o f m u s i c t h r o u g h t h e a r t o f t e a c h i n g. W e a r e r e s o u r c e f u l . R e s i l i e n t. R e s p e c t e d .

We are the alumni of

t h e B a s s S c h o o l o f M u s i c at O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y.

The Wind Philharmonic, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Mailman, practices in one of the three rehearsal halls in the Bass Music Center.


f a c u lt y Mark Parker, Dean Mark Belcik, Associate Dean JoBeth Moad, Assistant Dean

Director of the Performing Arts Academy

Conducting

Mark Belcik, Conducting Matthew Mailman, Wind Philharmonic Benjamin Nilles, Symphony Orchestra Randi Von Ellefson, Director of Choral Activities Judith Willoughby, Associate Director of Choral Activities John Allen, Jazz Ensembles Ryan Robinson, Pep Band

Church Music

Randi Von Ellefson Melissa Plamann Judith Willoughby Composition Edward Knight, Composer-in-residence Lendell Black Kris Maloy Theory Erik Heine David Easley Kate Pritchett Sarah Sarver James Cheng Jerod Tate Musicology Cory Gavito Jan McDaniel Beth Fleming Jake Johnson Warren Puffer Jones

Music Education Mike Raiber John Schimek Judith Willoughby José Luis Hernández-Estrada Neal Kellogg

Instrumental

John Allen, Trombone Michael Anderson, Trumpet Lemuel Bardeguez, Saxophone Bradford Behn, Clarinet Donna Cain, Viola/Violin Matthew Denman, Guitar Samuel Formicola, Violin/Viola Lisa Harvey-Reed, Oboe Michael Mann, Trumpet Faith O’Neal, Harp Parthena Owens, Flute Kate Pritchett, Horn Anna Resnick, Bassoon Sophia Ro, Violin Ryan Robinson, Tuba/Euphonium John Schimek, Double Bass David Steffens, Percussion Tomasz Zieba, Cello

Keyboard

Sergio Monteiro, Steinway Concert Artist Melissa Plamann, University Organist Claudia Carroll-Phelps Candice Hawkins Kimberly Jensen Peggy Payne

Opera & Music Theater

David Herendeen, Director Karen Coe Miller, Assistant Director Matthew Mailman Jan McDaniel Charles Koslowske Brian Osborne Jonathan Beck Reed

Vocal Coaching

Jan McDaniel Charles Koslowske Brian Osborne Rebekah Bruce Parker Jake Johnson

Voice

William Nield Christensen Courtney Crouse Brenda Holleman Kelly Holst Larry Keller Lisa Reagan Love Frank Ragsdale Rachel Barnard Obed Floan Regina Grimaldi Brian Hamilton Jennifer Marcum Catherine McDaniel

CD sampler featuring alumni musicians of Oklahoma City University


We are musicians. W e h av e p e r f o r m e d o n t h e w o r l d ’ s G R E AT s ta g e s . W e a r e t e ac h e r s . We lead workshops and master classes h e r e a n d a b r oa d . We are composers. Directors. Recording artists. R e s e a rc h e r s . W e h e l p s t u d e n t s r e ac h i n s i d e a n d g r ow b e y o n d t h e i r i m a g i n at i o n .

W e a r e t h e f a c u lt y o f

t h e B a s s S c h o o l o f M u s i c at O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y.

Oklahoma City University’s annual Christmas Vespers concerts in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel bring together chamber musicians, members of the OCU Symphony Orchestra and more than 200 singers of the combined OCU choirs in an eclectic celebration that culminates in a candlelit finale.


We are builders of dreams. W e f o rg e b r i d g e s b e t w e e n d i s c i p l i n e s , a n d w i t h t h e w o r l d at l a r g e . W e e m b r ac e e x c e l l e n c e . W e a r e a n A l l - S t e i n way S c h o o l , a n A p p l e D i g i ta l Ca m p u s , the first Conn-Selmer School. W e p a r t n e r w i t h a ca d e m i e s a r o u n d t h e g l o b e .

We make things happen.

t h e B a s s S c h o o l o f M u s i c at O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y.

Our award-winning Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company, under the direction of Dr. David Herendeen, celebrates its 62nd consecutive season in 2013-14. The Company presents 18 performances of six different operas and music theater works each year. Students also have the opportunity to workshop new pieces and to audition for the student-run company, OCU Stripped.


We prepare exceptional musicians f o r e x c e p t i o n a l ca r e e r s .

W e a r e c o m m i t t e d t o a r t i s t ry a n d t o p ro f e s s i o n a l s u c c e s s .

W e f o s t e r a c r e at i v e e n v i r o n m e n t t h at e n c o u r a g e s e x p l o r at i o n a n d c o l l a b o r at i o n .

We immerse students i n o p p o r t u n i t i e s f rom t h e c l a s s i ca l t o t h e c u t t i n g e d g e .

F r o m t h e s o l o t o t h e s y m p h o n y.

F rom a u d i t i o n t o p e r f o r m a n c e .

We ARE

t h e Wa n d a L . B a s s School of Music at

O k l a h o m a C i t y U n i v e r s i t y.

The OCU Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Benjamin Nilles, interprets scores from the classics to the cutting edge. The 80-member ensemble has won national recognition with an Adventurous Programming Award from ASCAP and the American Symphony Orchestra League, and has represented Oklahoma City and the United States in regional and international performances, including a six-city tour of China.


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