Bass School of Music  

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For over 50 years Oklahoma City University’s Performing Arts Academy has been inspiring and educating music students of all ages. As the community music education program of OCU’s Bass School of Music, the Performing Arts Academy inspires and educates those who wish to explore their musical horizons.

The Performing Arts Academy provides students of all ages with private lessons in voice, piano, strings, brass, percussion and woodwinds. We are one of a few Oklahoma locations to offer Kindermusik and our renowned Suzuki instrumental programs. Each summer the Performing Arts Academy presents its acclaimed summer music programs, offering students from around the nation excellent pre-college vocal and instrumental training.

The guiding principal of the Performing Arts Academy is “transforming lives through music.” We believe in the power of music and its ability to shape and develop an individual. With our diverse programs, we are able to begin a student’s life-long journey with music.

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The Oklahoma City University Performing Arts Academy is an associate member of the National Guild of Community Arts Education. Guild schools are a broad constituency of non-profit, non-degree-granting institutions across the country. The central mission of these community-based institutions is to provide high quality, affordable arts instruction in the performing and visual arts to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, financial means or level of ability. Commitment to quality and open access is a core requirement of Guild membership as is the expectation that all students will be taught by qualified, practicing artists.

OCU Performing Arts Academy
Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
(405) 208-5410

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