The following OKYO ensembles rehearse at OKCU (Oklahoma City University) at the Wanda L. Bass Music Center: Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO), Oklahoma Youth Philharmonic (OYP), Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW), Chamber Orchestra (CO), Sinfonia (SINF), Percussion Ensemble (PERC), Festival Winds (FW), and Studio Rockestra (SR).
*Scroll down for locations and directions for Festival Strings Edmond, OKC, and Norman.*
The Bass Music Center is located at the intersection of NW 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Please refer to the map below where you will find the building (#522) circled in red. The best way to access the main entrance to the Bass Music Center is to head west on NW 23rd Street, turn right onto McKinley Avenue and then turn left onto NW 25th Street. Once you enter the main entrance to the Bass Music Center (large, glass front building), follow the signs to our check in area and our OKYO team members can direct you to the appropriate rehearsal space for your ensemble.
Rehearsals for Festival Strings Edmond, OKC, and Norman will take place in the following locations:
Festival Strings Edmond: Heartland Middle School
Address: 4900 Explorer Dr, Edmond, OK 73012
Directions: Enter the 2nd door from the left of the southwest corner of the school.
Festival Strings OKC: Wesley United Methodist Church
Address: 1401 NW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(Wesley United is located just down the street from OKCU.)
Directions: Students should enter through the doors at the southeast corner of the building. Parking is on the east side, across from the big entrance doors to the sanctuary. The doors to the stairs down to the Banquet Hall are south of the big entrance doors. Enter there and go down the stairs. There is a small elevator for those who may need it to the north of the big entrance. It is a small red door. Once in the elevator, select B for the basement or Banquet Hall.
Festival Strings Norman: Whittier Middle School
Address: 2000 W Brooks St, Norman, OK 73069
Directions: Students should enter the building through the east parking lot and enter through the single door just to the left of the double doors. This will lead directly into the orchestra room.
Rehearsal Schedule Overview
*Information listed above is subject to change. Any updates will be communicated accordingly.