OCU Partnership

Canterbury Voices took the reins of the Children’s Choral Society of Oklahoma in 1997, and grew it into a four-choir, 200-voice educational organization named Canterbury Youth Voices (CYV). Canterbury Voices’ unique partnership with Oklahoma City University’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music provides an opportunity for a fully-realized internship program, giving current choral music education students practical teaching experience with children and youth choirs from grades 2-12.

Judith Willoughby, Retired Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education at Oklahoma City University, led the Canterbury Youth Voices program from 2005-2016. Today, CYV is led by four OKC award-winning public school music educators, including two former OCU CYV Interns, Meredith and Stephen Ziegler.

CYV INTERNSHIP
PROGRAM

Chris Wheeler, 2007
Wes Davis, 2008
Meredith Ziegler, 2009
Stephen Ziegler, 2010
Whitney Lee Moeller, 2011
Raul Dominguez, 2012
Joshua Hughes, 2013
Emily Myers, 2014-2016
Lauren Fanning, 2016
Kayleigh Wallace, 2017
Lizzie Pruitt, 2019
Ashtyn Ball, 2020
Alexis Crist, 2021

CYV CHOIRS

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Wes Davis

WES DAVIS
Head Choral Director,
Marcus High School
Flower Mound, Texas

Meredith Ziegler

MEREDITH ZIEGLER
Music Specialist,
Roosevelt Elementary, Norman
Artistic Team Lead & Conductor
, CYV

Raul Dominguez

RAUL DOMINGUEZ
Dir. of Choral Activities,
Regis University
Denver, Colorado

Joshua Hughes

JOSHUA HUGHES
Professional Opera Singer
Music Educator

Palo Alto, California