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Wanda L. Bass School of Music

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music prides itself on fostering a creative environment that encourages exploration and collaboration. 

Faculty members at Oklahoma City University are active musicians and scholars whose first priority is teaching and mentoring. Performance opportunities abound with more than 250 events staged throughout the academic year, ranging from solo recitals to full-scale choral and orchestral works, as well as six opera and music theater productions. 

Few schools have produced so many graduates who excel across the musical spectrum, as performers, educators, and composers. Fewer still have had alumni recognized with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards. Only one institution from that elite company -- OCU -- is an all-Steinway school and an Apple Digital Campus that has been honored by ASCAP with its prestigious national orchestral award for adventurous programming of contemporary music.

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music provides a professional education within the liberal arts curriculum and develops musicians equipped to make significant artistic contributions to society. Critical thinking, open inquiry, and artistic expression are fostered through the study of traditional intellectual disciplines and applied skills. Our degree programs stress virtuosic versatility – integrating performance skills, music scholarship, pedagogy, and professionalism – to prepare students for music careers in the 21st century. 

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1944, and Oklahoma City University is accredited in education by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

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performance opportunities staged each year by the Wanda L. Bass School of Music
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Steinway pianos in use at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, which is an All-Steinway School


  • Automatic merit-based academic scholarships are available to students based on GPA
  • OCU also awards talent scholarships based on audition results, which are stackable with academic scholarships up to 100% tuition
  • Home to Tony Award-winning alumnae Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara
  • Rated a national Best College for Music by Niche
  • Ranked a Top 5 College for Voice Performance in the Southwest Region by College Factual

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