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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

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

Row of glass, circular award trophies with "Matilda" engraved on it

MaTilDa Awards

Every spring OU Music, Theatre and Dance recognizes distinguished students, alumni and community members with MaTilDa Awards. The MaTilDas are named to honor Matilda Dodge Wilson who donated the land on which Oakland University is built.

20th Annual MaTilDa Awards
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.
This red carpet event includes special performances, dinner, entertainment and more. The public is welcome.  Click here to purchase tickets!
2019 Honorees

Alumni Achievement in Music
Krysty Swann

Alumni Achievement in Theatre
Sarah Warren

Alumni Achievement in Dance
Vivian Costello

Distinguished Community Service
Miriam Yezbick Engstrom


2019 Student Honorees

Distinguished Musicianship Award
Brandon Thibault

Outstanding Student in Voice Performance
Andrew Forsythe

Outstanding Student in Piano Performance
Sarmad Ashkuri

Outstanding Student in Music Education
Sara Carlson

Jennifer Scott Memorial Award
Stephanie Thompson and Nicole Szarama

Outstanding Students in Instrumental Performance (undergraduate)
Scott Brickner and Austin DeDalis

Outstanding Student in Instrumental Performance (graduate)
Risto Tevdoski

Outstanding Student in Jazz
Miranda Tucker

Outstanding Students in Chamber Music
“Stick 2 It” - Peyton Miller and Domenic Santini

Pat and Mercedes Nicosia Meadow Brook Estate Award
Tony Sharpe

Gittlen Achievement Award in Acting
Jordan Taylor

Gittlen Achievement Award in Theatre Design and Technology
Emily Stoddard

Gittlen Achievement Award in Musical Theatre
Sammy Borla

Gittlen Theatre Award
Alaina Whidby

Distinguished Dance Student
Tara Lechnar

Maggie Allesee Choreography Award
Claire Little

Outstanding Dance Performance
Brian Wirgau

Outstanding Student Service Award – Music
John Andersen

Outstanding Student Service Award – Theatre
Rebecca Lister

Outstanding Student Service Award – Dance
Rebecca Kowalski

MTD Award (for commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of the department)
Doran Berger