Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

“Music is my life, my peace, my freedom, and my heartbeat”


Music is a gift that can affect any life and unite all kinds of people. Music is the heartbeat that pushes on in a ministry here in Oklahoma. El Sistema Oklahoma is an impressive program established in Oklahoma City, supported by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.

Musical Citizens

"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."


 El Sistema Oklahoma is impacting 220 children daily in the third through ninth grades and developing in them the skills and tools to express themselves and find personal fulfillment by learning to play an instrument. Music has the power to transform lives, empowering children beyond their wildest dreams.

Do you want to tell a better story?

El Sistema Oklahoma is partially supported by funds from a grant established by an individual and managed by the Foundation. You have the ability to support stories like this with a gift from your estate. Will you consider telling a better story?

For information on how you can tell a Better Story through a legacy gift, contact David Battles at 800-259-6863 or dbattles@okumf.org .

(Title quote by Maliah, eighth grader, cello, El Sistema Oklahoma)


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1501 N.W. 24th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-3635
Phone: 405-530-2000

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