The Wanda L. Bass Music Center

A world class facility in the heart of the country


The Bass Center offers numerous rehearsal and performance spaces. Students have access to sound isolated practice rooms, all of which come equipped with Steinway pianos, climate control, and floor length mirrors.

Three large rehearsal halls offer spaces for ensembles to rehearse and perform.




Opportunities alongside music

At OCU you can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree, allowing you the time keep participating in music at a college level but also pursue further study in another major. OCU offers both a Pre-Med and a Pre-Law program. This means you can have access to all the same performance and learning opportunities as a performer seeking a Bachelor of Music while preparing to pursue rigorous study in Medicine and Law.

Petree Recital hall is equipped to stream performances live over the internet and Kirkpatrick Theater brings together music and drama, with a fully equipped stage and orchestra pit. 

OCU flute students have access to all of these facilities on a daily basis. Whether attending masterclasses in the Small Rehearsal Hall, checking out a score from the music library, or spending the afternoon in a practice room you will be housed in a premier facility for musical training.





Top Rated School in the Region

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."


Facility Info

»1 Black-box Theater

»5 Music Labs

»6 Ensemble Rehearsal Rooms

»11 Recording Venues

»21st Century Apple Digital Campus

»38 Teaching Studios

»60 Sound-isolated Practice Rooms

»133 Steinway Pianos

»210 New Conn-Selmer Instruments

»319 Students

»113,000 Square Feet

»Architect: Beck Associates

»Gen. Contractor: Manhattan Construction

»Acoustics: Kirkegaard Associates