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Dr. Z. Randall Stroope

Director of Choral & Vocal Studies

Doug and Nickie Burns Endowed Chair in Choral Music

Regents Distinguished Professor 2019 (highest honor a faculty member can attain)

Eminent Professor 2018

2015 College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Mentor


122 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts


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Z. Randall Stroope is an OSU Regents Professor, Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, and the Doug and Nickie Burns Endowed Chair in Choral Music. He also received the Regents Distinguished Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Mentor Award, and voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the College by the Greek Councils at OSU in the last five years. Dr. Stroope directs the OSU Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir, Cantamus Women's Chorus, and undergraduate/graduate choral conducting. He received a Master in Music in Voice Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Doctor of Music Arts in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. He did post graduate work with Margaret Hillis (Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor), Norman Lockwood, and Cecil Effinger (American Composer). 

Dr. Stroope is currently the Artistic Director of two international summer music festivals, had conducted concerts in 25 countries, music for mass at the Vatican 11 times, and conducted 35 different concerts at Carnegie Hall and 16 at Chicago Orchestra Hall. In addition, he has directed 48 all-state choirs, performed with the OSU Concert Chorale on the 2017 National ACDA convention in Minneapolis, and lead three international tours with Chorale- the lastest one to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2019. He is the composer of 190 published musical works with Oxford, Carl Fischer, Alliance, and other publishers.