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Wanda L. Bass Music Center
Online Press Kit

    

Wanda L. Bass Music Center Web Site: okcu.edu/music/basscenter

Wanda L. Bass Music Center - Press Releases
  Oklahoma City University's Bass Music Center to Open April 1 and the Public's Invited!
  High-Tech Features, Exacting Acoustics Hallmarks of Oklahoma City University's Bass Music Center
  World Premiere Fanfare to Dedicate Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass Music Center
  Erik Lindbergh to Speak At Bass Center Opening
  A Decade of Milestones - Bass School of Music - Oklahoma City University
  An Alumni Sampler - Bass School of Music - Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass Music Center - Photos
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The Wanda L. Bass Music Center will more than double the faciltiies of Oklahoma City University's music school. The $38.5 million, 113,000-square-foot addition was more than 10 years in the planning, and 3 ½ years under construction.


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An open staircase joins the four levels of Oklahoma City University's new Bass Music Center. The building is comprised of seven separate structures under one roof. The sections were designed as free-standing units to help stop vibrations caused by music-making from the school’s 300-plus majors.


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A musician is silhouetted in the windows of the Great Glass Atrium of the Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University.


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A musician is silhouetted in the windows of the Great Glass Atrium of the Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University.


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Four gothic-inspired chandeliers are suspended from the 66-foot-tall peaks of the Bass Music Center.
 


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Four gothic-inspired chandeliers are suspended from the 66-foot-tall peaks of the Bass Music Center.


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Oklahoma City University President Tom McDaniel and his wife, Brenda McDaniel, pause during a tour of the Wanda L. Bass Music Center construction site.


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A skylight runs the length of the North Wing of the Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University.


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The Oklahoma City University Fesitval Chorus and Orchestra filled the atrium in the first-ever rehearsal in the Bass Music Center. The 300-plus musicians prepared for the Center's April 1 opening ceremonies.


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Composer Edward Knight, in hardhat, looks down from a balcony of the Bass Music Center as Randi Ellefson leads the Oklahoma City University Festival Chorus and Orchestra in a rehearsal of Knight's celebratory piece "Cradle of Dreams." The work, with lyrics by M.J. Alexander and a dedication to Wanda Bass, has been selected by ERM Media for recording by the Prague Radio Orchestra, for international release in Novemebr 2006.


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The Oklahoma City University Festival Chorus and Orchestra rehearse under the chandeliers of the Bass Music Center.


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Dr. Wanda Bass and her grandson, Noah, visit with construction workers at an appreciation dinner for the crew in the atrium of the Bass Music Center on March 30.


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Harpist Victoria Gandy listens to Randi Ellefson, director of the Oklahoma City University Festival Chorus and Orchestra, as composer Edward Knight looks down from a walkway of the Bass Music Center. The 300-musician ensemble rehearsed in the Center's atrium before the April 1 grand opening.


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Construction workers look down from the second floor of the Bass Music Center as cellists Angelika Machnik and Jason Jupiterwala rehearse with the Oklahoma City University Festival Orchestra and Chorus before the Center's April 1 grand opening.


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The Oklahoma State Capitol is visible to the east from the upper floors of the Bass Music Center.




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