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Bring your passion and drive to this degree plan that is highly technical, rigorously demanding and soulfully nourishing. Develop your voice, advance your craft and invest your talent in musical pursuits alongside professors who value individuality and take the time to pour into students one-on-one.

Chorale Fall Grand Concert

Fast Facts

  • 1 of just 152 All-Steinway Schools in the world
  • 7 countries visited on 2018-19 performance tours
  • 8 student performance ensembles on campus
  • 100% pass rate on state teacher certification exams

Stu­dents from all walks of cam­pus ben­e­fit from music scholarships.

Participate in the music department — regardless of your major!

OC concerts, variety shows and musicals are popular with our campus audience and the Oklahoma City community.

Please contact Cheryl Snyder cheryl.snyder@oc.ed for audition information!

Audition for a scholarship

OC Musi­cians are World Travelers

All the world is your stage. As an OC music major, you may find yourself playing with the band at NYC’s Steinway Hall or singing the solo on a big cruise ship stage. Your OC music career can take you from coast to coast and to iconic music venues all over the globe. The experiences are priceless … and the passport stamps are pretty cool, too.

Students performing a song

Take Note of Music Careers

Professional Musician

Starting salary: $33,800
Median salary after 5 years: $57,000

Music Director: 6% job growth

Median salary: $49,630

Secondary Music Teacher

Starting salary: $30,500
Median salary after 5 years: $59,000

Recreational Therapist: 7% job growth

Median salary: $47,860

A&R Representative

Median salary: $55,000

Music Event Planner

Median salary: $45,000

*Salaries averaged from: Payscale, Glassdoor, Times Higher Education, and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Watch OC Music per­for­mances on YouTube.


New York State of Mind

Musical alumni are living out extraordinary callings by thriving in the music business, directing school bands and choirs, leading as music ministers, producing film scores, serving as music therapists … and doing big things in the Big Apple. Recent grad Andrea Ochoa is a voice teacher and performer at NYU while Rebekah Bruce Parker is a conductor and pianist on Broadway.

Andrea Ochoa

Personalize Your Adventure

Music is deeply rooted in OC tradition. It’s a pretty big deal. You can perform in the spotlight, create harmony in a group or impact an organization.


Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Singers

Jazz Ensemble

Steel Drum Ensemble

Sweat Band

Symphonic Band

University Chorale

Women’s Choir

On-Campus Performances

Homecoming Musical


Cocoa & Carols




Athletic Events


Music Teachers National Association

National Association for Music Education

Professional Music Educators

The music depart­ment offers schol­ar­ships in music, the­ater and drama.

Performance Scholarships