Oklahoma Baptist University’s Music Preparatory Department is now enrolling students in lessons, ensembles and classes for the fall semester. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in high-quality musical instruction, conveniently located on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Whether it’s participation in private lessons, a music ensemble or class, students will find a joyful musical experience tailored to their needs at OBU Music Prep.

OBU's Music Preparatory Department offers private piano, voice, brass, string, wind and percussion lessons, as well as keyboard readiness, keyboard concepts, beginning cello class and Kindermusik classes. For those seeking to be a part of a large vocal ensemble, the department offers three choirs for students ages seven through twelve, including Concert Choir, Shawnee Honor Choir and Discovery Singers. For instrumentalists of all ages, the department offers a string ensemble and jazz ensemble. The Kindermusik program is offered at three levels, with experiences offered from birth through age 5. These classes focus on the developmental benefits of music and movement for the child.

Private lessons are taught by OBU professors, members of professional symphony orchestras and some of OBU’s finest music majors. Lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60-minute sessions. The prep department also has several opportunities for young, beginner musicians. Keyboard readiness is a class designed to introduce 5- and 6-year-old students to elementary music-reading and piano skills. Keyboard concepts is a more advanced version of the class for second and third graders, while beginning cello class is for 4- to 6-year-old beginners.

The priority enrollment deadline for the OBU Music Preparatory Department is Aug. 1. Enrollment by this date guarantees participants a spot within the program, however, applications will be accepted through August as space allows. For additional information, including pricing, or to enroll, visit www.okbu.edu/music-prep. For questions, please contact preparatory director, Dr. Abigail Mace, at prep@okbu.edu or (405) 585-4329.

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With its campus in Shawnee, and locations in Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 88 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 2,093, with students from 37 states and 40 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 26 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 24 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 13 consecutive years.