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Welcome to the School of Music!

If you are passionate about the art and craft of music, we share that passion. Established in 1908, the OU School of Music has been helping students pursue their musical and academic dreams for more than a century. Combining a world-class faculty and staff, state of the art facilities, and a comprehensive array of inspiring performance and academic opportunities, we invite you to join us as we aspire to create the musical future.

¡Bienvenidos a la Escuela de Música!

Si te apasiona el arte y oficio de la música, compartimos esa pasión. Establecida en 1908, la Escuela de Música de la OU ha estado ayudando a los estudiantes a perseguir sus sueños académicos y musicales durante más de un siglo. Combinando un profesorado y personal de clase mundial, instalaciones vanguardistas y una amplia gama de oportunidades académicas y para realizar presentaciones inspiradoras, te invitamos a unirte a nosotros mientras aspiramos a crear el futuro musical.

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New faculty member: Lorraine Ernest

The OU School of Music is very pleased to welcome Ms. Lorraine Ernest as the newest member of our voice faculty! Ms. Ernest, a Norman native, has most recently held teaching positions at Montclair State University and Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Lorraine has been acclaimed by critics for her portrayal as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte in opera houses throughout the United States and Europe. Peter G. Davis of New York Magazine wrote, “Lorraine Ernest brought down the house with her spectacular arias.” She has performed this signature role with the New York City Opera Metropolitan Opera Company, Pittsburgh Opera, Washington National Opera, Denver Symphony Orchestra, and the Volksoper of Vienna, as well as with many other opera companies. Other roles include performances with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Washington National Opera as Cleopatra in Julius Caesar, alongside Placido Domingo and Mirelli Freni in Fedora, at Carnegie Hall as Mademoiselle Jouvenot in the Opera Orchestra of Orchestra of New York’s concert version of Adriana Lecouvreur, at the Los Angeles Opera as Princess Tatishchev alongside Placido Domingo in Nicholas and Alexandra. Ms. Ernest performed first Violetta in La Traviata with Boheme Opera of New Jersey, and has been the recipient and winner of awards from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the Mathias Sullivan Foundation, Metropolitan Opera Nation Council (finalist), George London Scholarship Winner, Liederkranz (first place winner) and Birgit Nilsson Competition (finalist).

Please join us in welcoming Lorraine back home to Oklahoma and the OU School of Music!



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