The Ambassadors’ Concert Choir (ACC) is under the direction of Artistic Director, Dr. Sandra D. Thompson, for the 2013-2014 Concert Season.
Dr. Sandra D. Thompson is a native of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Her musical journey began at the age of three years old and since she has continued to develop as a gifted musician. She graduated from Ponca City High School, received a B.Mus., Bachelors in Music from Oklahoma City University (OCU), a M.E.E., Masters of Music Education, from the University Of Central Oklahoma (UCO), and a D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting, from the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Dr. Thompson has taught in several Oklahoma Public Schools before joining UCO’s School of Music faculty. Her teaching duties at UCO include: Fundamentals of Music, Music Theory and Aural Skills, Music for Elementary Teachers, Choral Conducting and Music Appreciation. Dr. Thompson is currently Associate Professor of Music and Division Head of Classroom Studies.
At UCO, Dr. Thompson has conducted several music theatre productions including: "The Man of La Mancha", "Into the Woods," and "Company" with some of Oklahoma City's best known directors. To add to her list of Broadway musicals, Sandra has conducted "High Society", "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber", and "The Sweet Smell of Success". At UCO's Broadway Tonight Series, she conducted "Flipside-The Patti Page Story at the premier and at the Off-Broadway premier. The New York audiences fell in love with the story of Patti Page. She has been the pianist for many productions at OKC's Lyric Theater and appeared in their productions of "The Wiz and "Kiss Me Kate".
Dr. Thompson has served on the Board of Directors for Allied Arts, The Gospel Music Workshop of America and The Oklahoma Center for Teacher Preparation. In addition to those roles, her professional affiliation include: American Choral Directors, Music Educators National Organization, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Society and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has also been recognized by “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and The Black Liberated Arts Center (BLAC) for Educating Future Musicians.
Dr. Thompson has been a member of the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir for more than 25 years. She is also the Assistant Minister of Music at the Evangelistic Baptist Church of Christ in OKC.
Dr. Thompson became the Artistic Director of the Ambassador’ Choir in 2010. As the choir embarks on its 34th Concert Season, Dr. Thompson’s expertise and exceptional musicianship will lead the Ambassadors’ to new heights of excitement and performance in the OKC community and beyond.