School of Music - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

School of Music

student singing on stage with orchestra playing behind her

Whether you are planning to major in music or just want to continue making music a part of your college life, we offer a full range of musical activities for you to explore.

For music majors, we offer degrees in performance (Bachelor of Music in Instrumental, Piano, or Vocal Performance), composition (Bachelor of Music in Composition, with optional Film Scoring Emphasis), music education (Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental or Vocal) and studies in music with a strong liberal arts component (Bachelor of Arts in Music).

Participation in our music ensembles is open to all full-time TU students regardless of major. Non-music majors are invited to participate in all our ensembles: orchestra, concert band, marching band, jazz ensembles, Cappella Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, opera theatre, and chamber music.

Our Mission

School of Music provides its students with a professional musical education that is consistent with the aims of a comprehensive university and relevant to a continually changing global and technological environment, to enrich the university’s curriculum with course offerings and ensemble experiences available to all students, and to enhance campus and community life with quality concerts, recitals, and other programs and performances.

School of Music Advocates (SOMA)

The University of Tulsa School of Music Advocates (SOMA) is a volunteer organization of music lovers from the greater Tulsa area and beyond who enthusiastically support the advancement and excellence of the School of Music. Read more about TUSoma.


TU School of Music scholarships are available for music majors and non-majors and are in addition to your TU academic award.

Incoming students interested in majoring in music or receiving music scholarships should audition no later than March 15. Click here to request an audition. Alternative audition times may be available by special arrangement. We will try to accommodate any requests.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to pursue additional aid by completing the FAFSA and other grant and scholarship programs through the Financial Aid office.