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Ouachita Baptist University offers outstanding academic training in a Christ-centered learning community. The institution's relationships run as deep as its 135-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation. A private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Ark., Ouachita holds the top student satisfaction rate in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, and is ranked the No. 2 Regional College in the South (a 12-state region) by U.S. News & World Report. 

Ouachita is looking for students who are eager to continue their dreams of performing, songwriting, arranging, recording, conducting and contributing to the field of music. At Ouachita, our students are members of a vibrant music tradition – a community that has produced outstanding leaders and performers in various arenas in the musical world. 

AREAS OF STUDY 

Majors                                                                                     
  • Music (Bachelor of Arts)                                                   
  • Music Education* (Bachelor of Music Education)                   
    • Emphases in choral and instrumental music 
  • Music Industry (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Musical Theatre (Bachelor of Music) 
  • Performance (Bachelor of Music)
  • Worship Studies (Bachelor of Arts) 

Minors

  • Music
  • Music Industry

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer three scholarship opportunities, and each requires an audition:

Music Scholarship (for Music Majors): For those majoring in music, performance (vocal, instrumental, keyboard), music education, music industry, worship arts or musical theatre.

Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship (For Non-Music Majors): For those non-music majors who participate in one or more of our instrumental ensembles.

Theatre Arts Scholarship: For those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
 

Steps to Apply:
1. Visit www.obu.edu/apply to submit rour free application
2. Complete your Music Scholarship audition.
  • Auditions are based on your primary instrument or the instrument on which you will take your primary lessons while at Ouachita.  Learn more and find audition guidelines at obu.edu/audition.

To learn more about music at Ouachita visit obu.edu/music or contact Dr. Joshua Brown, Assistant Professor/Director of Choral Activities at brownj@obu.edu.