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Music: Piano and Organ

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Program Description

Students in the Piano and Organ areas of the School of Music are part of a program that has influenced keyboard performance and education around the world. OU's distinguished and nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art facilities ensure Piano and Organ students the opportunities and experiences necessary to develop their talent to its highest level. The department offers a broad range of degree programs, including piano performance, pedagogy or combination programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. OU Piano and Organ students enjoy outstanding music education experience, including weekly private instruction with the award-winning faculty, studio performance classes and departmental recitals. Celebrated guest artists and scholars from across the nation also regularly present lectures, master classes and recitals.

In addition to general university admission requirements, Piano and Organ students must pass an audition before being admitted to the School of Music.

Degree Options

A Piano and Organ student graduates with a Bachelor of Music in Piano or Organ degree. Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees are also available.

Interests & Skills

Piano and Organ students typically have interests in music performance, theory and technique, along with musical movements and history. High school preparation should include training in instrumental technique, sightreading and performance experience.

Notable Achievements

OU's reputation for excellence attracts accomplished students from throughout the country, enhancing the overall educational experience of Music students. Graduates of the program regularly fill highly prestigious performance and academic posts and are often sought to present recitals, workshops and master classes at conferences around the United States.

Among the unparalleled facilities available at OU is the Ruby Grant Piano Pedagogy Resource Center ? a field research center with the latest in teaching materials and equipment, including two high-tech digital piano laboratories and a vast collection of audio, video and computer equipment. OU's commitment to excellence in its keyboard programs is further demonstrated by Catlett Music Center's extraordinary three-manual, 38-stop pipe organ, handcrafted by C.B. Fisk, one of the world's foremost organ-building firms.

Program Accreditation

The OU School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Your Future

Types of Employers

Opera houses
Symphony orchestras
Arts agencies
Colleges and schools
Music publishing companies

Recent Graduates Jobs

High school music teacher
Orchestra member
Private lesson instructor
Solo performer
Pianist for events at the
    White House

Experienced Alumni Jobs

Owner, Elizabeth Reed
    Piano Studio
Pianist, East Texas
    State University
Music teacher, Halpain
    Piano Studio
Organist, Holy Family Cathedral
Associate, Sobel Piano Service

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

Contact Us

School of Music
Phone: (405) 325-2081