Department of Music, Theatre
and Dance
Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
mtd@oakland.edu

Workshops and Youth Ensembles

Music, Theatre and Dance at OU offers community members an opportunity to participate in workshops on our spacious wooded campus in suburban Rochester Hills, Michigan. Our workshops are taught by our faculty and by guest performers and teachers.

These outstanding arts performance workshops combine an open and collaborative atmosphere with rigorous standards and excellent teaching.

OU works to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. Learn more about our initiatives at the Youth Protection website.

Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the event date. Cancellations within one week of the event date will not be refunded.

For more information, please contact mtdadmissions@oakland.edu
Music
Workshops
Piano Camp
June 19 - 23, 2017
Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Ages 12-17
Fee:  $395

The piano program at Oakland University is pleased to announce a piano camp for pianists 12-17 years of age. Younger pianists will be considered upon recommendation of the faculty. This camp is not for beginning piano students.

Activities include:

  • private group lessons
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • special guest presentations
  • duets
  • master classes
For more information, call (248) 370-2030 or email Rebecca Happel at  happel@oakland.edu or Tian Tian at ttian@oakland.edu .





Percussion Day

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9am to 6pm
Free Admission

Percussion Day Schedule

Click here to let us know you will attend!

Join us for a feast of percussion from around the world, featuring workshops and individual lessons with Sean Dobbins, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Dan Maslanka and Mark Stone as well as workshops with Michael Medvinsky and Sam Jeyasingham. Open to all ages. Workshops cover a wide range of percussion areas, including: drumming in the classroom, steel drums, jazz drum set, South Indian drumming, concert percussion and African xylophone music.

Workshops:

  •      Steel Drums
  •      Jazz Drum Set
  •      South Indian drumming (kanjera)
  •      Concert Percussion
  •      African xylophone
  •      Drumming in the Classroom
Questions?  Contact Professor Mark Stone,  stone@oakland.edu .

Note:  Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend!

Clarinet and Saxophone Solo and Ensemble Day

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time TBD
Free admission

Click here to submit your instrument and music info.

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to perform solo and ensemble works in preparation for Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Oakland University professors George Stoffan, clarinet, and Jeff Heisler, saxophone, will offer suggestions for soloists and ensembles. Clarinet and saxophone ensembles, as well as mixed ensembles, are encouraged to perform.

Even if students have already performed in a Solo and Ensemble Festival, this session can help in preparation for performances at the state level. All will benefit from the opportunity to perform for all in attendance and from the feedback from Professors Stoffan and Heisler.

Note:  Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend!



Piano Day

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 9 am
Cost: $35

  • In our new format, every student (ages 10–18) will have a private mini-lesson with an Oakland University piano faculty member and participate in the Oakland Piano Day Competition. Winners in each category will receive cash prizes and a scholarship to the OU Piano Camp.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded after the Honors Recital.
  • Repertoire Requirement: 1-2 Solo Pieces. Memory encourage, but not required.
  • Teachers and parents observe for free!

Questions? Please contact Dr. Tian, ttian@oakland.edu 


 
Dance
Workshops
Dance Day

For information about Dance Day please contact:
Gregory Patterson


Honor
Ensembles
Attention all high school band/choir/orchestra directors. We’d love to have your students join us for three exciting ensemble events, as high school musicians from across the state come to the Oakland University campus to rehearse and perform with OU faculty and guest clinicians.

Membership in these ensembles will be based on teacher nominations. Nominate your students today!
  • Click on the appropriate ensemble to submit nominations

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact mtdadmissions@oakland.edu at your earliest convenience.

Oakland University Honors Orchestra
November 10-12, 2017
Fee $40 

Nomination deadline is  Monday, October 30, 2017


Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact mtdadmissions@oakland.edu   at your earliest convenience.

Oakland University Honors Vocal Day
October 28, 2017 
Fee $35

Nomination deadline is Monday, October 16, 2017


Literature for the 2017 Oakland University Honor Choir:
TBD
 
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact mtdadmissions@oakland.edu   at your earliest convenience.

Oakland University Honor Band
November 17-18, 2017
Fee $20

Nomination deadline is  Monday, October 2, 2017

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to
contact mtdadmissions@oakland.edu   at your earliest convenience.