Choral Society at Southern Nazarene University


SNU Chorale

The University's premier choir, SNU Chorale is dedicated to the study and performance of the finest choral literature (sacred and secular) of all musical eras. An auditioned mixed ensemble of 40+ voices, performances are given for regional churches, high schools, university or community events, and chapel. The Chorale tours throughout the region and internationally.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director
Rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:00 noon

University Singers

The University Singers is an auditioned ensemble of 12-14 singers specializing in the style of contemporary music and vocal jazz. Students will learn the art of tight vocal harmony, improvisation, and perform a variety of jazz styles. The group travels throughout the region and internationally.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director
Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 pm

SNU School of Music - University Singers
SNU University Singers

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a large mixed ensemble which performs sacred and secular repertoire throughout the year.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director
Rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm 

Choral Society

The above ensembles combine to form the Choral Society, a large choral group which performs major and minor choral works. Recent repertoire has included Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah, Bach Cantata No. 4, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Cox's Deo Gratias, Durufle's and Mozart's Requiem's. and Rutter's Magnificat.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director


Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a 55 member auditioned group which performs throughout the school year locally and overseas. The repertoire consists of a wide spectrum of secular and sacred literature encompassing marches, orchestral transcriptions and the best of original music for wind ensemble.
Dr. Rich Cantwell, Director
Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is comprised of 20 players configured after the "Big Band" style of the 1930s and 40s. They perform many jazz standards as well as more contemporary repertoire, encompassing both sacred and secular literature.
Prof. Chris White, Director
Rehearses Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm

SNU School of Music Jazz Band

Guitar Ensemble

The SNU Guitar ensemble has won several national awards and has also been a part of some major performances including accompanying the Miro String Quartet as part of Austin City Limits' Austin Pictures in a 100 member guitar orchestra. The SNU Guitar Ensemble has also been featured regionally on Oklavision hosted by Jared Tate. Recently, they accompanied William Kanengiser while performing Shingo Fuji's Concerto De Los Angeles.

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble is open to all percussionists by audition. This group explores the gamut of music written for percussion and performs on campus every semester.
Prof. K. Dean Walker, Director

Woodwind Quintet

The Woodwind Quintet is open to all wind players by audition. This group explores a wide variety of repertoire composed for this instrumentation and performs on campus every semester.
Prof. Gerald Warlick, Director


String players have the opportunity to participate in orchestra through cooperative programs with Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University. The choices range from string ensemble to full symphony orchestra. Please contact Dr. Melissa Lewis (mlewis@snu.edu) for more details.

Marching Band

The SNU Marching Band will be coming soon in the fall of 2016. The band will follow the corps style set up and design. The band plans to have full wind instrumentation consisting of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, marching horn, trombone, marching baritone, and sousaphone. The band will be accompanied by a drumline, front ensemble, and color guard. Please email Professor Abrego at dabrego@snu.edu or call 405-491-6340 for more details.

SNU School of Music Band - Sound of the Storm