About Us

Who We Are

Stillwater Chamber Singers is an auditioned, community-based choir consisting of approximately 25 singers from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Ponca City and Stillwater under the direction of Nataša Kaurin-Karača, Professor of Music at Oklahoma State University.

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The group was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jerry McCoy and has been an important artistic avenue for choral music in Oklahoma. Our choir members are committed to achieving the highest level of artistry in performance through music from different historical and geographical backgrounds. During the past three decades we performed a wide variety of repertoire that includes large choral works with orchestra as well as unaccompanied chamber music. The rehearsals are held once a week at The First United Methodist Church, with three to four performances each year.

Nataša Kaurin-Karača

Professor of Music at Oklahoma State University

As far as she can remember, she was always surrounded by music. Karača's mom played piano and loved singing, so it seemed inevitable that she would follow in her footsteps. She started with piano lessons, aural skills classes and choral singing when she was 7 through Sarajevo Public Music School – an afterschool music education program in Bosnia typical for many Eastern European countries. Nataša knew pretty early there was something very exciting about understanding and performing music, and that if she could combine the aural skills – an ability to identify and contextualize elements of music just through listening – with her love of singing, she would find her ideal profession.The path to her goal was through Music High School and later Music Academy where she received her undergraduate degree in Music Education and Aural Skills Pedagogy. When she got an opportunity to continue her studies, she was very excited to enroll into the Master's program in Choral Conducting at The Ohio State University under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt – a wonderful musician and mentor. Throughout the years she worked with some of the finest choral conductors, but she does say that working with the Chamber Singers and teaching musicianship classes at the OSU Greenwood School of Music is by far her biggest source of inspiration, and ultimately a dream come true.

Nataša Kaurin-Karača

Professor of Music at Oklahoma State University

As far as she can remember, she was always surrounded by music. Karača's mom played piano and loved singing, so it seemed inevitable that she would follow in her footsteps. She started with piano lessons, aural skills classes and choral singing when she was 7 through Sarajevo Public Music School – an afterschool music education program in Bosnia typical for many Eastern European countries. Nataša knew pretty early there was something very exciting about understanding and performing music, and that if she could combine the aural skills – an ability to identify and contextualize elements of music just through listening – with her love of singing, she would find her ideal profession.The path to her goal was through Music High School and later Music Academy where she received her undergraduate degree in Music Education and Aural Skills Pedagogy. When she got an opportunity to continue her studies, she was very excited to enroll into the Master's program in Choral Conducting at The Ohio State University under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt – a wonderful musician and mentor. Throughout the years she worked with some of the finest choral conductors, but she does say that working with the Chamber Singers and teaching musicianship classes at the OSU Greenwood School of Music is by far her biggest source of inspiration, and ultimately a dream come true.

Nataša Kaurin-Karača

Professor of Music at Oklahoma State University

As far as she can remember, she was always surrounded by music. Karača's mom played piano and loved singing, so it seemed inevitable that she would follow in her footsteps. She started with piano lessons, aural skills classes and choral singing when she was 7 through Sarajevo Public Music School – an afterschool music education program in Bosnia typical for many Eastern European countries. Nataša knew pretty early there was something very exciting about understanding and performing music, and that if she could combine the aural skills – an ability to identify and contextualize elements of music just through listening – with her love of singing, she would find her ideal profession.

The path to her goal was through Music High School and later Music Academy where she received her undergraduate degree in Music Education and Aural Skills Pedagogy. When she got an opportunity to continue her studies, she was very excited to enroll into the Master's program in Choral Conducting at The Ohio State University under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt – a wonderful musician and mentor. Throughout the years she worked with some of the finest choral conductors, but she does say that working with the Chamber Singers and teaching musicianship classes at the OSU Greenwood School of Music is by far her biggest source of inspiration, and ultimately a dream come true.