Transforming the Lives of children through music
El Sistema Oklahoma is a social action ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, El Sistema Oklahoma is a model of how music education can both create great musicians and be used as a tool to transform the lives of children in Oklahoma City.
El Sistema Oklahoma provides free after-school instrumental music education and social support to children in grades 3-9 in Oklahoma City Public Schools. El Sistema Oklahoma currently serves 220 children every day after school until 6pm. The mission of El Sistema Oklahoma is to serve the community by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program so they can share the joy of music making and grow as responsible citizens.