El Sistema Oklahoma serves 220 children in third through twelfth grade. El Sistema Oklahoma students showcase their developing musical skills in regular public performances. In addition to our regular concert season, El Sistema Oklahoma has also performed at the Oklahoma City Jazz Festival, with the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, as an honor ensemble at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Annual Conference and during halftime with the University of Oklahoma Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. At our concerts, students perform on a full range of instruments, from violins to tubas, which are assigned based on a combination of the student’s preferences, the instructor’s professional discretion, and the instrumental needs of the ensemble.
Students have the opportunity to perform new compositions that premier at our concerts and are written for El Sistema Oklahoma ensembles. El Sistema Oklahoma has also premiered a number of chamber works and a piece written for full symphony orchestra all composed by El Sistema Oklahoma students!