Cameron University music students took the stage during the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Conference in Tulsa last week. The Cameron University Centennial Singers were selected to perform on Friday, January 20, while four student members of the Cameron University Concert Band were selected to perform with the 2012 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band on Thursday, January 19.
"The Cameron University Department of Music is honored that our Centennial Singers have been invited to perform by special invitation," says Dr. James Lambert, Chair, Department of Music. "This marks the first performance by a Cameron vocal ensemble at the OMEA Conference in 30 years. The students who comprise the Centennial Singers are well-deserving of this honor."
The Cameron Centennial Singers include sopranos Haley Loller, Anadarko; Brielle Capps, Anjelika Ramsdell and Prudence Rivera, all of Lawton; altos Jordan Brickhouse, Altus; Melissa Delgado, Melinda Taylor and Alyssa Yates, all of Lawton; tenors Jarod Grice, Frederick; Anthony Clark and Matthew Morales, Lawton; and basses Mark Deyesso, Lawton; Cole Hart, Walters; and Jeffery Humphries, Grand Prairie, Texas. Associated instrumentalists include Matthew Stringfellow, Lawton, on string bass and Quinton Williams, Duncan, on percussion. The Cameron University Centennial Singers are conducted by Doris Lambert, adjunct instructor of music, and are accompanied by Kristina Henckel on piano.
Delgado and Williams are two of the students selected to perform with the prestigious 100-piece Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band. Delgado on flute and Williams on percussion will join Duncan residents Lorenzo Diaz on trumpet; and Fatima Rivera on bassoon. Guest conductor for the 2012 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor band is Dr. Steven Davis, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“Quinton, Melissa, Lorenzo and Fatima have been outstanding performers with the Cameron University Concert Band,” says Dr. Lambert. “It is gratifying to see that the individual talent of each of these dedicated students is being recognized by inclusion in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band.”
Cameron University’s Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Bachelor of Music Education program has been granted NASM Plan Approval.
January 23, 2012