The BART Center for Music strongly believes that music, in particular, and all other art disciplines provide children with different and alternative ways to develop skills, process information, and express and organize their own knowledge. The results of recent, groundbreaking research identify music education as that which equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills, and knowledge essential for lifelong success. Immediate intrinsic benefits of engaging in a school-based music program are aesthetic pleasure and captivation, which motivates students to seek more such experiences, and the social bonds created among students when they share their arts experiences through reflection and discourse. Through our collaboration with local and statewide nonprofits, strong community partnerships, and the generous support of donors, The bART offers both children and adults the opportunity to be creative with music year around.
Made possible through the support of:
Juvenile Justice Center Music Program
This outreach program is in partnership with and funded by the Juvenile Justice Center of Tulsa.
The bART’s free music training programs in TPS and UPS serve more than 300 at-risk- students in Title 1 schools. Of these students, 70% are members of a minority or underserved population.
Based on student feedback, over 95% of our TPS and UPS students said that because they participate in this program they try harder in school, work better with others on a team, feel better about themselves, can do things they didn’t think they could do before, and know that their after school music teacher cares about them.
Of those students surveyed, over 50% say they are better at making friends, feel better sharing their ideas, are better at solving problems, and are more excited about coming to school.