SWOSU Women's Chorus Gives Honor Choir Performance


SWOSU Women's Chorus
SWOSU Women's Chorus

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Women's Chorus, under the direction of Joyce Adams Curtis, gave an Honor Choir performance at the recent Oklahoma Music Educators Association convention held in Tulsa.

This marks the third time in seven years that the chorus has been selected to perform at the convention.  Prior to the OMEA concert, the chorus performed at Heritage United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow and at Jenks High School. 

Curtis said the concert was varied with selections from the 16th and 19th centuries, with most pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries, including gospel and folk music. 

The chorus was accompanied by Karena Van Horn.  Trinity Episcopal Church organist Casey Cantwell of Tulsa accompanied the choir on one of the selections. Amanda Hughes, graduate assistant, conducted one of the selections. Three instrumentalists from SWOSU were featured on the concert:  Jonathan Anzaldua and Enid Van Treese, percussionists, and Jaymes Kirksey, violinist.

Thirty-three members make up the non-auditioned choir.  They include: Julie Barnes, Weatherford; Megan Blevins, Bartlesville; Melissa Burcham, Oklahoma City; Amanda Clevenger, Henrietta, TX; Kathleen Crook, Okeene; Carissa Curtis, Weatherford; Danica Esparza, Burns Flat; Kaisa Fischer, Weatherford; Ashley Frank, Yukon; Emma Grosz, Enid; Valerie Gulikers, Oklahoma City; Paige Hagerman, Ardmore; Chrisalyne Hagood, Mt. View-Gotebo;  Jorja Hammond, Bushland, TX;  Courteney Harrald, Siloam Springs, AR;  Amanda Hughes, Alva; Jessica James, Midland, TX; Amanda King, Purcell; Avery Lee, Oklahoma City; Amber Leslie, Sand Springs; Kimberly Moore, Turpin; Dacia Peterman, Weatherford; Josie Pauls, Okeene; Dara Quintero, Hobart; Kendra Ray, Stroud; Cynthia Reed, El Reno; Tiffany Robinson, Okeene; Tiffany Romasanta, Grove; Brooke Roulet, Clinton; Misty Schumann, Midwest City; Lona Scott, New Orleans; Karena Van Horn, Mustang; and Charissa Zoschke, Thomas.