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Barbara McAlister

Barbara McAlister, ‘64
OCU Bass School of Music
Bachelor of Music

After retiring from a long and distinguished international opera career, Barbara McAlister returned home to Oklahoma where for years she has invested her time in teaching vocal performance to youth and adults in northeast Oklahoma. An adjunct professor at Northeastern State University, McAlister has raised funds for student recitals and master classes. She has helped students audition successfully for professional operas and obtain full scholarships to highly regarded university programs at Oklahoma City University and the University of Central Oklahoma, among others. In much of her work, McAlister volunteers her time and expertise. Congratulations, Barbara, on this prestigious award and recognition.