School of Music - The University of Tulsa
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Explore a full range of musical activities at UTulsa, 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. Students who wish to major in music must first audition. The audition serves two purposes: it determines both the eligibility for admission to the music major and qualification for music scholarships for both prospective music majors and non-music majors who wish to participate in music performance groups.

All full-time UTulsa students, regardless of major, can join our music ensembles, including orchestra, band, choir, jazz ensembles, and more.


The mission of the School of Music is to provide its students with options for both a liberal arts and professional music orientation 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.

Music Auditions for ALL Students

Showcase your talent and start your musical journey with us. Schedule your audition today! Audition for our Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts programs and qualify for music scholarships. Non-music majors can also audition for scholarships to join our ensembles.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. Committed to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At UTulsa, 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

      The Lorton Performance Center houses spacious faculty offices and studios for the School of Music; specialized rehearsal and practice rooms designed to accommodate groups of various sizes; classrooms and seminar rooms; an electronic piano laboratory; the Dr. Jacob W. Jorishie Practice Suites, individual practice rooms for vocal and instrumental instruction; and the Peggy Dow Helmerich Post-Production Lab for film scoring and editing.

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    • Student Ensemble Opportunities

      Participating in a UTulsa 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 UTulsa students.

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