The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). A distinguished faculty of active scholars and performers offers students flexible, professional programs in music that are enriched by Tulsa’s heritage of cultural excellence.

The School of Music, School of Art, and Department of Theatre form the Division of Fine and Performing Arts, which offers programs that lead to professional careers in the arts and to the appreciation of the fine and performing arts. The mission of the School of Music is to provide 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.

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The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in instrumental performance, piano performance and music composition beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare instrumental performance as a major after the spring 2020 term.

The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in film scoring program beyond the spring 2020 term. 

Program Objectives
  1. Develop technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area. Students must acquire an understanding of repertory in their major performance area, the ability to read at sight, rehearsal and conducting skills necessary to work as a leader, keyboard competency and collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular and varied ensemble experiences. (Performance)
  2. Develop an understanding of compositional processes, an ability to work conceptually with musical structures, and the ability to defend musical judgements. Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify and work conceptually with rhythm, melody, and harmony. (Musicianship Skills, Theory, Ear Training and Analysis)
  3. Create and present original or derivative music, including jazz-specific course offerings and ensembles that focus on harmonization. (Composition/Improvisation)
  4. Acquire knowledge of music literature and style periods from Greek Classicism to the contemporary era, and include components of World Music. (History and Repertory)
  5. Demonstrate synthesis of musical and other skills acquired over the course of undergraduate study including junior and senior recitals and student teaching. (Synthesis)
Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Provide a professional general music education that is consistent with the aims of a comprehensive university and relevant to a continually changing global and technological environment.

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Film Scoring

A professional degree program for students pursuing a major in music with an emphasis in film scoring.

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in instrumental performance beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare instrumental performance as a major after the spring 2020 term.

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Piano

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in piano performance beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare piano performance as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Bachelor of Music in Performance, Vocal

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in vocal performance beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare vocal performance as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Bachelor of Music in Composition

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in music composition beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare music composition as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Bachelor of Music in Composition, Film Scoring

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in music composition beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare music composition as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental

A professional degree program for students pursuing a major in instrumental music education.

Bachelor of Music Education, Vocal

A professional degree program for students pursuing a major in vocal music education.

Film Scoring Minor

The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in film scoring program beyond the spring 2020 term. 

Music Minor

Students from other disciplines may receive a minor in music. A successful placement audition and permission of applied music faculty are required.