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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

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OU Community Music

Update: April 13, 2020
Oakland University Community Music is offering virtual lessons for all ages in all instruments/voices until further notice. Our highly qualified teachers — who offer the expertise, commitment and vibrant energy of a university music department — would like to help your students to keep playing and increasing their skills.

See below for information about our virtual summer camps (Virtual Jazz Intensive, NewDANCEfest, Virtual Summer Theatre Masterclass Series.)
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The Oakland University Music Preparatory Division is now Oakland University Community Music (OUCM.)

Oakland University Community Music offers the expertise, commitment and vibrant energy of a university music department to anyone who wants to explore the world of music through performing with musical understanding.

OU Community Music serves music learners of all ages, including:
  • pre-school and elementary-age children
  • middle school and high school students
  • adults of all ages
  • students seeking serious preparation for college careers
  • learners who are simply seeking to learn more about music to enhance their lives.
OUCM offers experiences that foster learning success and a lifelong love of music. Classes are offered in voice and all instruments in Varner Hall on our Rochester Hills campus.

For more information:
Elizabeth Medvinsky
communitymusic@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2034

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Questions? Contact communitymusic@oakland.edu.

2019-20 Calendar Statement of Policy Registration Form Make a Payment
It is recommended that teachers continue lessons with Skype, Facetime, or other programs. The recitals planned for April 25 and 26 will be rescheduled. Please direct questions towards your private teacher or OUCM Director, Elizabeth Medvinsky at communitymusic@oakland.edu.
Private Lessons

Private Lessons in Instruments and Voice for All Ages

Weekly one-on-one 30, 45 or 60-minute lessons in the following instruments:

  • Oboe
  • Violin
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Bassoon
  • Viola
  • Voice
  • Saxophone
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Double Bass
  • Percussion
  • French Horn
  • Jazz Bass
  • Flute
  • Trombone
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Jazz Piano
  • Carillon
  • Tuba
  • Jazz Guitar

In each 13-week semester, two performance opportunities are offered as goal-setting encouragements to maximize potential musical achievements, regardless of age.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. Please see oakland.edu/youth for detailed information.

Summer Camps

OU Summer Theatre Workshops...Online!
July 13 - 17
Details and registration coming soon!
To pre-register, email smtdadmissions@oakland.edu.

Summer Virtual Jazz Intensive
with Regina Carter, Sean Dobbins and Nancy Stagnitta

July 20 - 24
10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. daily
Click here to register!
For more information, click here.

NewDANCEfest
Please check back for more details!
Ages 10-15 (intermediate) and 16-25 (advanced)
Contact Eisenhower Dance Detroit for more information: http://eisenhowerdance.org/newdancefest.

Assembly Quartet Saxophone Workshop
The summer 2020 camp has been cancelled. We'll see you in 2021!
Middle school-undergraduate saxophonists
Click here for more information.

Piano Camp
Piano camp is cancelled for summer 2020.
Check out our Piano at Oakland Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/OU.Piano/  throughout the summer for performances, presentations, Hot Topics discussions and other events hosted by OU faculty, students, and alumni.

For questions, contact communitymusic@oakland.edu.

Early Childhood Music
Lowry School-Day Class (for children attending Lowry Center for Early Childhood)
A lively, movement-based class for children to sing, laugh, bounce, dance, play instruments and create music together.  Join us as we engage in a wide range of music and musical experiences, building on what children already know to explore new musical worlds.  Provides a strong basis for future musical study and for enjoying music in life!  These 30-minute classes are for children already attending the Lowry program, with the focus of learning and enjoying music in a meaningful way. 

Starting class date TBA:
Mondays at 4 p.m.
Thursdays at Noon
Lowry Atrium

$156 for 13 weeks
Music Theory
To register:
-Click "Make a Payment"
-Select "Class Registration" 
 
For questions, contact  communitymusic@oakland.edu.