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UCO has achieved the 'All-Steinway School' designation 

After more than a decade of fundraising, on August 8, 2019, the University of Central Oklahoma and the UCO School of Music were welcomed into the global family of All-Steinway Schools. UCO students, faculty and guest artists are now practicing, learning, and performing on the finest pianos in the world.  This is a watershed milestone in the history of the School of Music.


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Experience success, cultivate passion, discover self, at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music.

The Mission of the School of Music is leading in musical excellence through transformative teaching, performing and scholarly activity.

The University of Central Oklahoma's School of Music is recognized nationwide as one of Oklahoma's foremost institutions for preparing professional musicians in all fields due to the following:

  • High academic and performance standards
  • Gifted faculty of conductors, studio teachers, composers, historians, theorists, music educators, scholars and administrators
  • The University of Central Oklahoma is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Variety of instrumental ensembles, choral groups, opera groups and musical theatre troupes that travel nationally and internationally
  • Opportunities to provide music for professional venues, schools, conventions and on the UCO campus
  • Alumni are staffed nationwide in public schools and universities as well as performing with recognized musical theater companies, opera companies, service bands, orchestras, leading jazz ensembles and recording studios throughout the country

The School of Music maintains a high level of commitment to its students, alumni and musical community; it is dedicated to assisting them in meeting the challenges of an ever-broadening and diversifying musical world.

In 2018, the University of Central Oklahoma was identified as one of the great value colleges for undergraduate music majors ranked as #22. The ranking was created based on U.S. News & World Report rankings combined with information from the NCES College Navigator database.

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