Music

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.

Orchestra Rehearsing

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

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

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.

Ensembles

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Singers

Jazz Ensemble

Steel Drum Ensemble

Sweat Band

Symphonic Band

University Chorale

Women’s Choir

On-Campus Performances

Homecoming Musical

Cabaret

Cocoa & Carols

Opera

Concerts

Recitals

Athletic Events

Organizations

Music Teachers National Association

National Association for Music Education

Professional Music Educators

Stu­dents from all walks of cam­pus ben­e­fit from music scholarships.

Participate in the music department — regardless of your major!

Music gives life to the campus of Oklahoma Christian! Our entire campus, no matter what your major, is invited to join choir, band, orchestra and musical performances. OC concerts, variety shows and musicals are popular with our campus audience and the Oklahoma City community.

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