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Northern Oklahoma College offers many performance opportunities for majors and non-majors wishing to earn scholarship while continuing to build their musical skills. Students are able to participate in as many ensembles as their skills and schedules allow.

College Choir

Under the direction of Shannon Varner, the College Choir meets twice a week and is usually the larger of the two choral ensembles. They perform two large concerts per calendar year, performing various genres such as spirituals, motets, masses, and modern works.

Madrigals/Chamber Choir

This smaller, more advanced ensemble meets three times a week and sings a variety of challenging styles. They perform in both of our large concerts and often travel to Renaissance fairs and Spiritual festivals.

For more information on NOC choirs, contact Shannon Varner at

Concert Band

Under the direction of Dr. Edward Dixon, this large ensemble performs three large concerts per year.

Jazz Band

This entertaining group is featured several times during a school year, appearing in the annual Halloween Cabaret, Winter Concert, Red Bud Jazz Festival, and the departmental Spring Concert.

For more information on NOC bands, contact Dr. Edward Dixon at