Ouachita Singers to perform at All-State Conference Feb. 18

By Abigail Blankenship 
OBU News Bureau

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Singers from Ouachita Baptist University was selected to perform in Hot Springs at the Arkansas All-State Conference on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m. in Hot Springs Convention Center Hall A. 

The annual Arkansas All-State Conference recognizes the accomplishments of Arkansas high school students who are selected for an All-State Choir or Band and brings them together to perform. 

“The Ouachita Singers were the only college choir selected in the state of Arkansas to perform at this conference,” said Dr. Joshua Brown, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Ouachita. “It is a tremendous honor that speaks to the tradition of excellence the Ouachita choral ensembles have long been known for throughout Arkansas.”  

The Singers will perform “A Silence Haunts Me” by Jake Runestad; “Sing Out, My Soul” by Marques L.A. Garrett; “You Are the Music” by Dan Forrest, accompanied by Ouachita faculty members Dr. Margaret Garrett, professor of music, on vocals and Alexis Sczepanik, lecturer in music, on horn; and “Geistliches Lied, Op. 30” by Johannes Brahms.  

Brown serves as director of Ouachita Singers. For the concert, the group also will be accompanied by Ouachita Associate Professor of Music Dr. Mary Chung on piano. 

To learn more about Ouachita Singers or Ouachita’s Department of Music, contact Dr. Joshua Brown at brownj@obu.edu or (870) 245-5143. 

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