Bass School of Music  

The OCU Summer Program is pleased to offer a comprehensive financial aid and scholarship program to summer applicants.

Early Bird Discount - Vocalists who submit their application by January 20th receive 15% off their tuition.

Instrumental students who submit their application by March 1st receive 10% off their tuition.

The OCU Summer Program is pleased to offer special scholarships to students selected to participate in their state's high school All-State Ensemble. Because each state is different, we recognize only those ensembles organized by the state's Music Educators Association, and only participation at the state level. We do not recognize regional, local or jr. high ensembles. The All-State scholarship is $50 for Instrumental students and $150 for voice students.

Students receiving these honors must indicate them on their registration form. Documentation of these awards must be sent along with the audition submission and summer application. Documentation will not be returned - copies are fine. Failure to include documentation may cause delay in review of your audition. Documentation may include acceptances/invitation letters, or xeroxed copies of the program with student's name in it.

The OCU Summer Programs is pleased to award financial assistance to qualified students.

Financial aid is awarded for both financial need and talent. Students will not be considered for financial aid until an audition submission and all required documentation has been received and reviewed.

To apply for financial aid, you must fill out the financial aid section on the summer registration form. In addition, you must submit a copy of your family's most recent tax return and include a recommendation letter from someone able to comment on your musical ability and desire to pursue musical studies. 

Students & parents must apply for financial aid when submitting application. Financial aid applications will not be accepted once an offer of acceptance has been made. Students will be notified of financial aid awards in the acceptance email. All financial aid offers are final. Make sure all requested information is provided as incomplete details may delay review of auditions. If a student's financial aid award is not sufficient to accept admittance, they have 48 hours to notify us.



All residential programs include on-campus housing and all meals. Commuter programs include lunch daily.

High School Musical Theater Program

Two weeks - $2,500
Three weeks - $3,750
Five weeks - $5,400

Vocal Arts Institute 
Two weeks - $2,500

Acting for Stage & Screen - *NEW* Theatre Program
Two weeks - $2,500

Junior High Musical Theater Program
Two weeks - $2,500

High School & Jr. High Percussion Program
One week
Commuter Cost: $250
Residential Cost: $500

Piano Program
One week
Commuter Cost: $250
Residential Cost: $500


All programs for high school students require audition or teacher recommendation. Consult the Program or audition page for exact requirements. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be accepted or considered. Application materials will not be returned.

An application fee and completed registration form is required with all audition submissions. Audition submissions will not be considered or reviewed without an accompanying fee and registration form. Application fees are non-refundable.

VOCAL submissions received after the third deadline will be considered late and will be considered if space is still available. Late registration fees will be applied as follows in place of the $40 registration fee:
April 1st - 30th -  $50
May 1st - 31st - $60
After May 31st - $75

INSTRUMENTAL registration deadline is May 1st and must be accompanied by a $35 registration fee. 
Applications received after this date will be considered late and must be accompanied by a $45 registration fee.


Voice students who send their application by January 20th receive 15% off their entire tuition. Early application also provides financial aid consideration for qualified students.

Instrumental students who apply by March 1st will receive a 10% discount off their entire tuition.

Acceptance notifications will be made BY EMAIL on or before the notification deadline. 

Early admission deadline: January 20th
Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by February 1st. 
Second admission deadline: February 20th 

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by March 15th. 
Third admission deadline: March 31st 

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by April 13th.

Please add these three email addresses to your address book once you apply:

In order to reserve your place in a program, students must return the following by the due dates provided in your acceptance email:

- half tuition payment
- signed rules and regulations form
- emergency contact form
- signed release & waiver form
- completed medical form and copy of your insurance form

Accepted students will find this information on our website under "Summer Admitted Students". 

Failure to send payment by the designated time will result in retraction of acceptance and your spot will be given to another applicant. The Performing Arts Academy accepts no liability for payments delayed due to mail or other acts. Applicants may call the Academy office at (405) 208-5410 to receive payment confirmation.

Tuition must be paid in full by May 20th or within two weeks of acceptance notification if applying after May 1st. Failure to receive payment may result in retraction of acceptance or addition of late fees. 

Participants who wish to cancel their participation in a Summer Program must do so in writing one month prior to the start of their program to receive a full refund (less application fee). Failure to act within this time frame will result in no monetary reimbursement. Application fees are non-refundable. If an accepted applicant must cancel less than one month before the start of their program due to sickness or medical condition, the applicant must submit a written doctor’s verification of illness. Refund will not be issued until doctor’s verification is received. Once verification is received, the applicant will be refunded 70% of the tuition paid. Doctor’s verification must be received within 5 working days of notice of cancellation or no refund will be issued. Refunds are made by direct deposit only.

The Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to expel any student for violations of PAA policies, University regulations or state law without refunding any fees paid. If a student decides to withdraw from the program after arriving at OCU, there will be no refund. Students who are expelled or leave during the program are responsible for their own travel arrangements. As a courtesy, Summer Music Program staff will arrange for airport transportation with a reliable airport shuttle service.

It is the responsibility of each parent and student to be familiar with all the financial policies stated above.  An application submission and/or program acceptance is acknowledgment that the OCU Summer Program tuition and policies are clearly understood.

All applications, payment and questions may be directed to the Performing Arts Academy Office at (405) 208-5410. Fax number is (405) 208-5218. Emails may be sent to