Choral Society at Southern Nazarene University

Choral

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 Requiems, Rutter's Magnificat and David Brubeck's oratorio, A Light in the Wilderness.


INSTRUMENTAL

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.
Danny Abrego, Director
Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm


Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is comprised of 15 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.
Ricky Spears, Director
Rehearses Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm

SNU School of Music Jazz Band


Guitar Ensemble

The SNU Guitar Ensemble is open to all classical guitarists by audition.  This group explores the gamut of music written for classical guitar.
Prof. Jonathan Curtis, Director


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.
Dr. Brian Stackhouse, Director


Woodwind Chamber Ensemble 

The Woodwind Chamber Ensemble 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.
Dr. Richard Cantwell, Director


Brass Chamber Ensemble 

The Brass Chamber Ensemble is open to all brass players by audition. This group explores a wide variety of repertoire composed for this instrumentation and performs on campus every semester.
Dr. Richard Cantwell, Director


Orchestra

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 has completed its inaugural year. The band follows the corps style set up and design. The band has 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 is 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 Marching Band