Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision


The mission of The bART Center for Music is to transform and enrich lives through music education in Tulsa.


As the leader in music education in Tulsa, The bART awakens the musician within through Education, Economic Development, and Community Enhancement.

Three Pillars of our Mission:

Education: Our goal is to offer access to music education for individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide a rigorous preparatory conservatory program for aspiring professional musicians.


Economic Development: Our vision is to grow the creative economy of Tulsa by creating world class programs that attract students, retain and employ arts professionals, and builds the audience of the future.


Community Enhancement: Our vision is to contribute to the vibrant and diverse music community in Tulsa through innovative partnerships.

  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]