The Chickasaw Children’s Choir is accepting new members.

All students, ages 6-14, who want to learn more about vocal music and performance are welcome to participate.

The choir consists of talented children from communities and surrounding areas of Ada, Ardmore, Purcell, Sulphur and Tishomingo.

Choir conductor Phillip Berryhill said enrollment is open to all stu­dents, native and non-native, who are interested in developing their talents in the vocal arts and choir performance.

Students learn music theory, voice and pitch and perform origi­nal music along with contemporary songs translated into the Chickasaw language.

Rehearsals are conducted regu­larly in Ada, Ardmore and Sulphur. Other locations may be scheduled as students are added.

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Chickasaw Children’s Choir has had the honor of performing at milestone celebrations such as the “Ground blessing” of the American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City, Gov. Brad Henry’s Children’s Inauguration and numerous times at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The choir also performs at a variety of tribal events, including the Chicka­saw Annual Meeting and Festival and Youth Arts Celebration.

To ask questions about the Chick­asaw Children’s Choir, contact Mr. Berryhill, Cara Criswell or Laura Stewart at the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities at (580) 272-5520.