Oakdale Community Choir

Members of the Oakdale Community Choir rehearse for an upcoming performance on Dec. 10th.

KCRG Oakdale Community Choir singers unite for 'Community of Caring' concert

The Oakdale Community Choir shared joy, hope, and music during its recent ”Community of Caring” concert. Mary Cohen, choir founder and director, is a UI associate professor of music education. The goal is for participants to learn from each other and to empower inmates to gain skills for re-entering society.

A silhouette of a pereson with their arms raised above their heads who is part of a prison choir

Iowa Alumni Magazine Freedom to change

Thanks to UI associate music education professor Mary Cohen and many volunteers, hope and joy bloom in dark places through the Oakdale Community Choir.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Cohen thanks community music educators

Mary Cohen, UI associate professor of music education, applauds the efforts of community music educators and projects for providing opportunities for meaningful self-expression. (Note: A paid subscription may be required.)