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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

Update, March 12, 2020:
The annual MaTilDa Awards event has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event!
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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.

This event is supported by the Matilda R. Wilson Recognition Event Endowment.

21st Annual MaTilDa Awards
Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.
This red carpet event includes special performances, dinner, entertainment and more. The public is welcome.  

If you're unable to attend but would still like to give to SMTD, please click here to give now. Thank you!
2020 Alumni and Community Honorees
Ann Toomey
Alumni Achievement in Music
Lance Mier
Alumni Achievement in Theatre
Ralaya “Rai” Goshea
Alumni Achievement in Dance
Kevin Corcoran
Distinguished Community Service
2020 Student Honorees
Distinguished Musicianship Award
Caroline Roberts
Outstanding Student in Voice Performance
Gillian Tackett
Outstanding Students in Piano Performance (undergraduate)
Catherine Hechtman
Outstanding Students in Piano Performance (graduate)
Nicole Szarama
Jennifer Scott Memorial Award
Paige Broadworth
Joyce Adelson Outstanding Collaborative Piano Award
Ting Yu
Outstanding Students in Instrumental Performance (undergraduate)
Colin Holstein and Scott Voytus
Outstanding Student in Instrumental Performance (graduate)
James Besaw
Outstanding Students in Music Education
Erin Kurtz and Mike Baker
Outstanding Student in Jazz
Mike Baker
Pat and Mercedes Nicosia Meadow Brook Estate Award
Doran Berger
Gittlen Achievement Award in Acting
Kelsi Fay
Gittlen Achievement Award in Theatre Design and Technology
Matthew Carlsen
Gittlen Achievement Award in Musical Theatre
Alaina Whidby
Gittlen Theatre Award
Dryden Zurawski
Distinguished Dance Students
Michael Hankins and Amanda Fabry
Maggie Allesee Choreography Award
Alexa Donnelly
Outstanding Dance Performance
Torri Johnson and Isabella Vincent
Outstanding Student Service Award – Music
Sarah Bussineau
Outstanding Student Service Award – Theatre
Olive Ferguson
Outstanding Student Service Award – Dance
Ernesto Duran
MTD Award
(for commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of the department)
Annika Andersson