We know that Sistema Tulsa is giving children and youth the confidence to shape their futures. We see it in the way they approach their lessons—how motivated they are to learn new things. We hear it in the sounds they make—how each day makes a note even more in tune. Our students come from all walks of life and we have formed a community that respects each other and celebrates their diversity. Voices and instruments joining together in harmony is a win for all.
After three years, Sistema Tulsa has quickly grown from a start-up organization to one that is maturing into a powerful educational framework to effect positive change. 9 out of 10 students believe they succeed in learning all of their music well. Feeling confident about one's learning is an important aspect of academic growth. 10 out of 10 students agree that they add value to their orchestra and its members. The opportunity to contribute to the work of a community helps students affirm their confidence.
This program is about how music can light up a student's motivation. We know from current human development research that motivation changes everything—even a life’s trajectory. We make this opportunity possible by offering programs that are free of cost and accessible to all. Our program families, teachers, and volunteers are doing a remarkable job of bringing this program to life. Enjoy the music!
“To nurture community and improve young people’s lives through the practice of music. ”
— Our mission