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Release Date: January 10, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation is accepting applications for the Chickasaw Choir Program.

The art and music facility, 816 Arlington Center, will offer a training choir for ages 6 and 7, children’s choir for ages 8-12 and vocal development lessons for ages 13-18.

Lessons begin Monday, Jan. 22, and run through April 28, 2018.

The training choir will meet from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Mondays. Participants will be taught about their voice and music expression through vocal and rhythmic exercise as well as learning breath control.

The children’s choir will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Students will continue learning musicianship and musicality through vocal, rhythmic and breathing exercises, but will also work on sound development and performance skills.

Vocal development lessons will begin at 7 p.m., on Mondays and is structured to assist singers with improving their vocal skills beyond the children’s choir.

Students will learn songs in both English and Chickasaw, as part of efforts to preserve and revitalize the Chickasaw language.

The goal for the choir program is to offer opportunities for artistic and cultural expression through vocal music training and performances for Chickasaw and other youth.

The choir program is open to the public at no charge.

For more information, contact arts and humanities at (580) 272-5520 or Phillip Berryhill at

To apply online, visit

Last Updated: 09/16/2016