The one-hour concert choir class will be offered this fall on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
“We think there will be community members interested in taking this course, so we are offering the class around the lunch hour for the convenience of work schedules,” said CASC Vice President of Academic Affairs Marc Willis.
Willis added, “We will be offering 10 concert choir scholarships. Each scholarship is a $250 cash award, renewable for four semesters for a total of $1,000 per recipient. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester to be eligible for the concert choir scholarships.”
CASC Communications and Fine Arts Division Chair Susan Hill said, “Members of the CASC New Horizon Show Choir will be participating in the concert choir along with the concert choir scholarship recipients, and we hope to have many additional people join this new and exciting opportunity as well.
“We know we have many very talented individuals throughout the region, so we certainly invite people to come enroll for the concert choir class.”
When asked about performance opportunities, King said, “We will have our major concerts in fall and spring. In addition, I hope to have the concert choir participate in the Show Choir’s Christmas performance as well as other performance options as we go forward.
“We in no way want this to be in competition with other musical organizations in the area, but instead we want to be an additional avenue for talented people to perform.”
CASC President Jay Falkner said, “We are very fortunate to have Bill King’s involvement with our new concert choir program. We are excited to offer concert choir at CASC, and believe students will really enjoy the experience.”
King has a vast background in music and education. He has been a choral director for 37 years, and his choirs have consistently earned superior awards at district and state competitions. King shared that his choirs have made five appearances in the Carnegie Hall Concert Series in New York City.
King has also been active in church music ministry for 44 years, serving as choir director, organist and pianist. He is an experienced accompanist for community theater productions, college musical productions and voice studio recitals. He currently teaches adjunct classes at CASC.
King earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and has served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association.
Those interested in applying for the concert choir scholarships need to submit their application to King at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. A copy of the concert choir scholarship application is available from the Enrollment Center or can be found at carlalbert.edu under admissions/scholarships.
To enroll for the concert choir class, contact the CASC Enrollment Center at 918-647-1372.
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