The composition program at the bART provides students the opportunity to realize the music that they imagine. All styles and genres are encouraged! Students will learn about various methods of notation, current/past trends in music composition, and developing a greater proficiency of integrating technology in their art. The goal at the end of the course is that students will be able to create an artifact of their musical imagination – be it an audio track, a score, a video, or structured improvisation. Each class will consist of individual work time, guest lectures, and presentations from the composition faculty. At the end of every semester, students are encouraged to share their work at a school-wide performance in addition to other performances organized throughout the local community. They also will have access to have their works recorded in our high quality recording studio. It is recommended that students have at least 1 year of experience learning an instrument prior to the course.
Students from the bART Composition program have their music performed regularly around Oklahoma and beyond, and are prepared to succeed in a variety of settings, from personal project performances and recordings to college applications and nationally competitive workshops, based on each student’s aspirations.
The bART has been a place where I can be around people who share the same passion and love for music I do.
“I have learned from my peers”
The bART has introduced me to amazing people who I will miss after I leave. I have learned from my peers and also figured out that their styles are their own, and my style is just as artistic and beautiful.
Double majoring in Engineering and Math on top of practicing regularly was not the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but music helped me keep my sanity. Not to mention the eureka moments I experienced when my education at the bART actually applied to real life math problems involving sequences.
“The bART has given her vision”
The bART has given her vision. She is beginning to see herself as a very capable musician, looking forward to studying music in college and beyond…. the bART is shaping within her the kind of goal-oriented drive necessary for success in any endeavor.
“Her love of music is continuing to grow”
We are very thankful for the opportunities and advanced learning that the BART has made available to our daughter. She has always been talented and has had a love for music, but we believe her time this year at the bART has really helped your grow as a violinist and as a person with her confidenc...
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“Our children love this place!”
The entire Bart faculty is quite gifted musically, and moreover they are uniformly excellent at communicating the thought, effort, dedication, creativity, and FUN that all comprise making music. Our children love this place!
“My self-confidence has increased”
I have developed discipline from daily practice. I have improved my time and management skills greatly. My self-confidence has increased greatly from playing in performances. My appreciation for music has increased. I have made good friends at the bART.