School of Music - The University of Tulsa
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Explore a full range of musical activities at our college, whether you’re a music major or simply want music to be part of your college experience. We offer degrees in performance, composition, music education, and music studies with a liberal arts component. All full-time TU students, regardless of major, can join our music ensembles, including orchestra, concert band, jazz ensembles, and more.


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.

New band director turns up the music

The University of Tulsa welcomed one of the biggest freshman classes in TU history. But those aren’t the only new faces. Meet Matthew Schepers, the new director of athletic bands. Schepers has big plans for TU’s Sound of the Golden Hurricane, hoping to increase its size by 30 to 40 students next year and even more the following year. For him, band is a crucial place to find community and come together through a shared love of music.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.

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    • Arts & Science Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.


    • Student Performance Opportunities

      Participating in a TU music ensemble promises an enjoyable and enriching experience at the University of Tulsa. All students, regardless of major, can join our ensembles, whether it's performing at halftime in Chapman Stadium or presenting classical works in Gussman Concert Hall. Our goal is to offer a social and musical outlet catering to the diverse needs of all TU students.

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