Welcome to the OBU Vocal Area web pages. These pages are designed to inform prospective students and others about our rich and varied tradition of vocal music. Here you will find information about a talented and caring faculty that connects with their students in the studio, classroom, and on the rehearsal stage; unparalled performing opportunities that exist only at OBU; the annual Mary Shambarger Competition for Singers that provides cash awards for the most disciplined and accomplished among our applied voice students; and recent reports on both current and former OBU voice principals.
“A Two Time Recipient of the NATS Foundation AWARD FOR VOCAL EXCELLENCE”
At OBU, you will find many ways to express your self as a singer, all at a university where “we affirm that life is lived most abundantly when it is lived in response to the love of God through Jesus Christ” (from the OBU Mission Statement). Please browse at your leisure and be sure to contact us if you have any questions.
Dr. Jon Secrest, Professor of Music
Chairman, Applied Music Department
Coordinator, Vocal Studies
Office: (870) 245-5134
OBU Box 3727
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001