OBU Division of Music hosts student recitals

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Watch the TV screens in the GC or cafeteria for very long, and the plethora of music events this semester becomes quickly noticeable. Campus is halfway through the semester and student recitals are gearing up. Over the course of the next month, OBU will present student recitals including Marlee Tate … Continue reading OBU Division of Music hosts student recitals

Opera Scenes: ‘Laugh It Is’ to run Feb. 21-22

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Some performances are born out of the performer’s passion for their work.   Opera Scenes: Laugh It Is will present three opera scenes in Yarborough auditorium 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22.  While the opera scenes performance was originally for a grade, it remains because students volunteer their time to continue the tradition.  “In the past it … Continue reading Opera Scenes: ‘Laugh It Is’ to run Feb. 21-22

College of Fine Arts welcomes Dr. Patricia Nelson

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Hired to fill the position of associate professor of music education, Dr. Patricia Nelson is one of four new full-time faculty members in the College of Fine Arts. Nelson joins OBU, coming from a lengthy background of experience in both music education and music post-secondary education. The hiring process for … Continue reading College of Fine Arts welcomes Dr. Patricia Nelson

Inside look at True Voice and University Chorale

By Olivianna Calmes, Contributing Writer Oklahoma Baptist University music groups University Chorale and True Voice have sung their way into our hearts. University Chorale was started in 1963 and its goal has remained: “to present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.” True Voice, however, is comprised of 12 mixed voices “intended to … Continue reading Inside look at True Voice and University Chorale

Madison Crow’s senior art show “The Ripple Affect” in Art Building now

*This art show ended March 2 By Jessa Chadwick, Assistant Arts Editor  (Photo by Jonathan Soder/The Bison) Senior graphic design major Madison Crow’s art exhibit focuses on change throughout times and cultures. Art has always been a force of change in the world. Throughout time it has challenged people to re-examine the world around them. … Continue reading Madison Crow’s senior art show “The Ripple Affect” in Art Building now

Dealing with difficult subjects as Christian artists

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor  (Courtesy photo/The Bison) Christian artists often find themselves faced with difficult subject matters and struggling to find ways of responding that are honest, safe and bring glory to God. It can be easy to fall into the trap of simply avoiding difficult subjects and condemning the arts as sinful. However, … Continue reading Dealing with difficult subjects as Christian artists

University Chorale and True Voice concert March 6

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor  (Courtesy photo/The Bison) University Chorale and True Voice will hold a joint concert March 6 in Yarborough Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. University Chorale is OBU’s largest choral ensemble. Their co-performer, True Voice, is an a capella ensemble. Burton H. Patterson professor of music, Dr. Brent Ballweg leads both groups. True … Continue reading University Chorale and True Voice concert March 6

Bison Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra to perform March 1

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor   (Courtesy photo/The Bison) The OBU Bison Jazz Orchestra (BJO) and Symphonic Winds Orchestra will perform a joint concert on Mar. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Potter Auditorium. The performance will showcase two quite different styles of music between the Symphonic Winds Orchestra’s pieces and the Bison Jazz Orchestra. “Concert [symphonic] … Continue reading Bison Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra to perform March 1

Debate team brings home more honors

By Chelsea Weeks, News Editor    (Photo: Scot Loyd/The Bison) Although the new semester may present many challenges to students, the Oklahoma Baptist University Debate team has no problem finding their successful groove again. Over the weekend, the OBU Debate team traveled to Norman to compete at Oklahoma University. After a series of rounds, the OBU competitors came home with … Continue reading Debate team brings home more honors

Guest artist Marc Webster to visit Feb. 15-16

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor  (Courtesy Photo) Marc Webster will give a free vocal performance with Oklahoma Baptist University associate professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies Dr. Louima Lilite on piano. The performance will be Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. Webster will offer a masterclass in Yarborough Auditorium Feb. 16  from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The masterclass, like the … Continue reading Guest artist Marc Webster to visit Feb. 15-16