Meet The New Members

The new members have their first day of SMO.

The new members have their first day of SMO.

This is the Singing Men of Ohio's newest group of freshmen! Ohio University's Class of of 2021 is very excited to be a part of the brotherhood. There are members ranging from music education majors, to engineering majors. As a whole they bring a new perspective into the group on individuality and how we can incorporate that into one powerful ensemble. For more info on this group, check out the Facebook page here.

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Who Are We?

 

The Singing Men of Ohio is an ensemble of 80 undergraduate and graduate students drawn from all majors of the institution. Established as both a performing ensemble within the School of Music as well as a student organization that sponsors service projects, social activities and makes numerous community appearances at university and alumni functions, The Singing Men of Ohio enjoy a unique blend of professional training in music with opportunities for creative expression in the spirit of fraternity.

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Guided by its motto 'Unity through Harmony,' SMO has toured the Midwest, East Coast, Florida, Wyoming and China advancing its mission of bringing men's choral singing and its rich traditions to an ever-widening audience. SMO performances are recognized for their diverse programming including spirituals, motets, French chansons, German and American part songs and folk songs, musical theater, barbershop melodies and their own peculiar brand of hijinks. In addition, the chorus is known for its sonorous tone, attention to detail and has been invited to perform in Columbus at the Ohio Music Education Association professional conference.

 

Our Director

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Dr. Bradley naylor

Dr. Bradley Naylor joined Ohio University as The School of Music's new Professor, and director of both the Singing Men of Ohio, and The University Singers. He has traveled to many parts of the world before migrating to small town Athens, Ohio. For example, Scotland, England, Wales. Croatia, China, and many more. He travels throughout the world expanding his experience as a solo and ensemble singer.

Dr. Naylor hails from Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor of arts in music graduating magna cum laude from Brown University. He later achieved his masters in choral conducting from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. He proceeded to obtain another masters degree in musical arts and doctorate of musical arts; both degrees are focused in choral conducting received from The Yale School of Music. While there, he studied with Marguerite Brooks Simon Carrington. 

Before Dr. Naylor started his time at Ohio University, he was the Director of Choral Music for Kentucky Wesleyan College. While at the University of Georgia, he was Assistant Professor and director of The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Some of the ensembles Dr. Naylor has performed with are The Schola Cantorum of Boston, The Yale Schola Cantorum, The King's Gospel Choir, and The Christ Church Parish Choir from New Haven, Connecticut. He has performed solo as a tenor with The Choral Society of Durham, The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Evansville Bach Singers, and for the 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial Inauguration. 

Naylor is a composer and arranger with a mind able to compose pieces varying from the form of a cappella, to original pieces for unaccompanied choir and choral-orchestral suites. Some of his work includes pieces such as: "Porgy and Bess," and "West Side Story." In 2016, these pieces were featured for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's 50th anniversary. In 2011, he was involved in creating and singing for The Raleigh-area professional jazz octect, Avante Vocal Jazz. 

For more information, you can find his professional website here.

 

 


Our Executive Board

Danny Sabo
President

Kyle Pratt
Treasurer

Cody Pomeroy
Tour Manager

Will Collins
Merchandise Manager

Luke Skinner
Alumni Liason

 

Maximillian Wolff
Vice President

Matthew Kent
Recruitment Manager

Sherman Ingram
Publicity Manager

George Shillcock
Historian

Jacob Arno
Librarian