Choir For web smaller The OAKE National Conference Choirs is a high-quality performance program featured at the annual OAKE National Conference. Held in a different city each year, the National Conference brings together well-known clinicians, educators, conductors, and entertainment over the course of four days culminating in the Saturday performance of the students who have been selected to participate in the National Conference Choirs.

Only active OAKE and KSC (Kodaly Society of Canada) members are eligible to audition their students for participation in one of the four choirs, each of which is led by a nationally renowned conductor. The singers will learn and memorize their music at home with their own teachers before coming to the conference. Once they arrive, they will be immersed in an intensive rehearsal schedule leading up to the final performance featuring all four choirs.

Below are descriptions of the four National Choirs:

  • Children’s Choir – (SSA) – Treble singers in grades 4 – 5. 
  • Youth Choir – (SSAA) – Singers in grades 6 – 8 with unchanged voices. 
  • Concert Women’s Choir – (SSAA) – Female singers in grades 9 – 12. 
  • Chamber Ensemble – (SATB) – Male changed voices in grades 9 – 12, plus female singers selected from all the high school women applicants.


General Choir Information Accepted Student Resources

Choir FAQ

Order Choir DVDs/CDs/Pictures Online Use this order form to order DVDs, CDs, and Photos of previous National Conference Choir Concerts. 

2018 Choirs – Audition Instructions

2018 Choirs – Parent Brochure 


**Choir Information Packet for Accepted Singers**
Includes Wednesday schedule, concert dress information, hotel information and more

Choir Repertoire List for Each Choir   (Updated Jan 4, 2018)

Choir Resources Page
Sheet music, Part Assignments, Listening Tracks  (Updated Jan 4, 2018)

Excused Absence Form

Administrator Program Invitation from President Epstein 

Administrator RSVP 

Important Dates and Financial Obligations




Responsibility of 

Teacher Conference Registration Deadline – Teachers are required to attend the OAKE National Conference if their student(s) have been selected to participate.  Philadelphia-area teachers can register for the one-day Secondary Choral Track.

December 10


Teacher pays

Event Information


Responsibility of

Dates for Accepted Singers: MARCH 21 – 24, 2018  (Wednesday through Saturday)  Oklahoma City, OK

*Teachers may arrive later than Wednesday, however, conference attendance and registration are required.

Final Performance Date & Venue: OAKE National Conference Choirs Concert, 7 pm – 9 pm on March 24, 2018 | Civic Center Music Hall

Rehearsal Locations & Hotel Lodgings (if accepted)

All 4 choirs will rehearse in the Cox Convention Center. ** We are encouraging choir families to book their room at the Courtyard, but either hotel is about equal distance from the choir rehearsal rooms and meeting space.

RESERVATION DUE DATE: The OAKE Conference Rate expires at 5 PM (CST) on FEBRUARY 28, 2018 OR when the OAKE room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Nightly Room Costs:

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown
$185 single/double

The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel by Marriott
$185 for single/double;
$195 for triple/quad

Parent arranges for student


Teachers arrange for themselves

Flight/Travel to Oklahoma City, OK

(if accepted)

Costs Vary

Have Questions?

Please check our Choir FAQ for Frequently Asked Questions by teachers, parents and students.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to Contact Us