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

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Summer Camps

OU Low Brass Academy 
for Trombones, Euphoniums & Tubas
July 11-15, 2022, Monday - Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, Friday 9 am to Noon

Take your playing to the next level spending the week on:

  • playing fundamentals
  • Michigan All-State Audition preparation
  • Solo & Ensemble preparation
  • playing in Trombone Choir or Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
  • college audition preparation

Final concert on Friday morning.

Scholarships available for past members of the Michigan All-State Ensembles!

Instructors: Ken Kroesche, James Long

$250. Click here to register for Low Brass Academy.

All students must show proof of vaccination to participate.

Questions? Please email


OU Summer Jazz Intensive
July 18-22, 2022, Monday - Thursday 10 am to 3:30 pm, Friday 10 am - noon

Day Camp on the beautiful campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan

The OU Summer Jazz Intensive is designed for high school instrumentalists (entering 9th grade through graduating seniors) of all levels and instruments to expand their knowledge in improvisation, ensemble techniques and jazz fundamentals. We will also cover topics such as the history and lineage of jazz, bridging classical to jazz, jazz as language and much more. Students will be placed in a combo. There will be a final concert on Friday morning.

Instructors: Tim Blackmon, Marion Hayden, Scott Gwinnell, Mark Kieme, Gayelynn McKinneyEnrique Rios-Ellis and Mark Stone.

$50. Click here to register for OU Summer Jazz Intensive.

All students must show proof of vaccination to participate.

The OU Jazz Intensive is made possible by generous support from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.