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                            newsletter      September 2012         Volume 19                                                                                              
Early Music From the World Stage at OU
The upcoming fall semester will offer two opportunities for our students and audiences to experience and enjoy early music. Some of the genre's finest and most celebrated exponents will be here to perform. On September 30, Lyle Nordstrom will appear with Armonia Celeste, and on October 14, we are delighted to be hosting bass singer and lutenist Joel Frederiksen. The internationally renowned Mr. Frederiksen also happens to be an OU alumnus, and he has recently added this year's OU Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award to his numerous honors.
   For those readers who are wondering, we are defining early music as anything written before 1800 and performed on original styles of instruments. Most often this means music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but it can also include medieval and some early classical music.
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MTD September News
  We are delighted to be able to announce an extension to our on-campus ticketing services. Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, tickets will be available for purchase at the Center for Student Activities Service Window in the Oakland Center during their regular opening hours. The center will accept cash, checks, credit cards and students can even use SpiritCa$h on their Spirit Cards! Tickets will be issued at the time of purchase and no additional fees are added. Of course, we will continue to sell tickets through our own box office in Varner Hall during the hours listed on our website, and we will still sell tickets online and by phone using our ticket service, StarTickets.
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MTD Website 101
 Once upon a time, back in the days when phones couldn't take photographs and no one had seen any kind of angry bird, except for the seagulls that didn't get your leftover sandwich scraps when you threw them to the wind at the seashore, the Music, Theatre and Dance office had pamphlets, forms and many other kinds of paper ephemera for you to fill in, file and ultimately lose.
   Today, in line with university policy and practice, most of our information and "paperwork" has been uploaded to our website. This is an ongoing process. We are constantly updating the website with changes and improvements, and with a new freshman class about to join us, this seems the perfect time for MTD web 101.
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OU in Ghana - Music and Arts
This summer, Music, Theatre, and Dance worked with the university's Center for International Programs to offer a unique opportunity to study cultural arts in Ghana, West Africa. The month-long study abroad program was based at the Dagara Music Center, located just outside the capital of Accra. At the center, ten music students and one dance student received daily instruction in the visual and performing arts.They also studied African history and languages, visited Kakum National Park, castles on Ghana's coast and traveled to cultural sites in Northern Ghana.They were accompanied on the trip by faculty members Mark Stone and Kerro Knox 3. The Dagara Music Center is run by Bernard Woma, one of Ghana's most accomplished musicians and teachers. He will be performing at OU on December 6 and December 7.
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Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance

207 Varner Hall
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(248) 370-2030
Upcoming Events


Saturday, 9/16
Brass Expo

Thursday, 9/20, 6 pm
OU Jazz Faculty

Saturday, 9/22, 8 pm
World Percussion Concert

Thursday, 9/27, 6 pm
Student Showcase

Sunday, 9/30, 3 pm
Melissa Maloney, voice

Sunday, 9/30, 7 pm
Lyle Nordstrom &
Armonia Celeste

Thursday, 10/4,
Cary Carner Clinic

Thursday, 10/4 -
Sunday, 10/14
Police:Deaf :: Near:Far

Sunday, 10/7, 3 pm
Oakland Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 10/9, 7 pm
OU Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, 10/10, 8 pm
Randy Napoleon Sextet

Sunday, 10/14, 7 pm
Joel Frederiksen

Monday, 10/15
Grupo Krapp Lecture

Wednesday, 10/17, 8 pm
OU Bands Preview

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