The Brown Bag It free noontime concert series at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center happens the first Wednesday of the month. The series features some of Oklahoma’s finest professional musicians performing in the PAC's Westby Pavilion.
The mission of The bART Center for Music is to contribute to the vitality of community arts in Tulsa through music education for all. The bART believes that everyone, regardless of income level, race, age or physical ability must have the opportunity to be creative through music.
We focus on three pillars in our mission:
Musically Motivated Arts Education – Our goal is to offer access to music education to individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide a rigorous preparatory conservatory program for aspiring professional musicians.
Self Discovery – We want to help students realize their full potential musically and beyond, inspiring resilience and creativity, developing problem-solving skills and learning how to express themselves through multiple disciplines.
Community Involvement – Our vision is to contribute to the vibrant and diverse music community in Tulsa through innovative partnerships.
The bART collaborates with local and statewide nonprofits and has an established conduit with local professional musicians who desire to provide lessons, mentoring, and tutoring.Our Music School, pre-college preparatory Barthelmes Conservatory program and Outreach programs of school-based music instruction in Tulsa and Union Public Schools serve over 500 children and adults in the Tulsa area. The bART Center for Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization and a member of Arts Alliance Tulsa, AHHA, and The National Guild for Community Arts Education.