Associate Professor of Choral Studies
Director of Vocal and Choral Activities
Z. Randall Stroope is the Directof of Choral and Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University, as well as the Doug and Nickie Burns Endowed Chair for Choral Music. He conducts the Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus, and coordinates the undergraduate and graduate choral conducting program. He conducted Concert Chorale on their tour of France and England in the summer of 2013.
Dr. Stroope is one of the most active American choral conductors and composers working today, having conducted 38 all-state choirs, and headlined at numerous summer ACDA conventions. In the past year, he has conducted performances at Chicago Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eastern NAfME Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, and mass at the Vatican. He has directed at Carnegie Hall every year since 2000, and is the Artistic Director of an international music festival in Rome every June and Barcelona every December. As a composer, Dr. Stroope has published 125 works with Oxford, Alliance Music Publishers, Walton Music, and others.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Stroope received a Master of Music in voice performance from the University of Colorado and a doctorate in choral conducting from Arizona State University (where he recently received the Douglas R. McEwen Award for National Choral Excellence).