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.

Exceptions
  • Great Lakes Dance Festival - full refund given if written notification received by June 15, 2015. 50% refund issued if written notification received by June 30, 2015. No refunds considered after June 30th without medical documentation.
For more information, contact Deneen Stapleton at stapleto@oakland.edu.
Music
Workshops
Percussion Day

Oakland University Percussion Day
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9am to 6pm

Free Admission - NO registration required

Percussion Day Schedule

Click here to let us know you will attend!

Join us for a feast of percussion from around the world, featuring Sean Dobbins, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Dan Maslanka, Mark Stone, Michael Medvinsky and Sam Jeyasingham.

Workshops:

  •      Steel Drums
  •      Jazz Drum Set
  •      South Indian drumming (kanjera)
  •      Concert Percussion
  •      Kalimbas (akogo)
  •      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 22, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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 29, 2017
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: $35
  • Click here to register today!
  • Join us where students (ages 10-18) will enjoy a mini-private lesson with an Oakland University piano faculty member, special presentations, a recital by Oakland University piano students, and an Honors Recital by Piano Day participants.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded after the Honors Recital.
    • Cash prizes not available for last year's first prize recipients.
  • 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 

 

Piano Camp
June 19 - 23, 2017
Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Ages 12-17
Fee:  $395
Register here today!

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 .




Dance
Workshops
Dance Day
Saturday, January 21, 2017 
Time: 10 am – 1:30 pm
Cost:  $8 Includes lunch and performance of Detroit Dance Artists Concert (DDA)
A day of dance events for pre-professional dancers
  • Attend master classes given by Oakland University faculty and watch a performance of the Detroit Dance Artists Concert, featuring choreography from Detroit's up and coming artists. DDA Choreographers, Amy Cova, Brandon Koespell, Kristi Faulkner, Vivian Costello, and Marcus White create new works for OU dance majors. Also, a special performance by Eisenhower Dance will be part of the day.
  • Click here to register today!
Auditions:
Dance entrance and scholarship auditions for students entering OU in Fall 2017:
January 21, 2017
February 4, 2017
March 4, 2017
To apply for dance program auditions, visit oakland.edu/mtd/dance-auditions



Great Lakes Dance Festival featuring the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble

July 2016

Tuition TBD

Dancers age 16 and Up.

For more information, contact Barbara at zaleski@eisenhowerdance.org or call Eisenhower Dance studio at (248) 609-0370.




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 Deneen Stapleton,  stapleto@oakland.edu at your earliest convenience.

Oakland University Honors Orchestra
November 11-13, 2016
Fee $40 

Nominate your students today! Nomination deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

To view the schedule, click here.

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

Oakland University Honors Vocal Day
October 8, 2016 
Fee $30

Nominate your students todayNomination deadline extended until Monday, September 19, 2016.

To view the schedule, click here.

Literature for the 2016 Oakland University Honor Choir:
Jubilate Deo, by Emily Crocker, published by Hal Leonard, 47110014
Keep Your Lamps, by Andre Thomas, published by Hinshaw, 1428499
Kyrie from Memorial, by Rene Clausen, published by Mark Foster, 35012155
Tres Cantos Nativos, by Marcos Leite, published by Earthsongs, S-68
All titles are available from Musical Resources, 1-800-377-0234 or musical-resources.com

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

Oakland University Honor Band
November 18-19, 2016
Fee $20

Nominate your students today! Nomination deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016.

To view the schedule, click here.

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