Saturday, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Walk-in Registration - $10 - CHECKS ONLY
Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance invites high school brass players for a day of playing and performing music for Brass Ensemble.
The culmination of activities will conclude with a concert with the OU Brass Day Band and OaklandUniversity Brass Band. OU's acclaimed brass faculty will also provide informative clinics and sectionals for participants.
For more information, contact Dr. Ken Kroesche, firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 17th for our annual Brass Day! Please make sure you check-in at 9:30 am in the lobby of the first floor Varner Hall for welcome and instructions. It is best to enter the doors that have 'Varner Hall / Varner Recital Hall' posted above it. Someone will be available to welcome you and direct you to the band room for the first session.
Please come with your instrument and be prepared for a full day of activity and hands on learning.
Brief itinerary for the day:
9:30 am - check-in, get your tee-shirt
10 am - Breathing Gym & Group Warm-up - Recital Hall
10:15 am - Reading Session & Ensemble Skills - Recital Hall
11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Clinic & Sectionals
12:30 pm - Lunch - 110 VAR
1:30 pm - Brass Band Rehearsal - 110 VAR
3:30 pm - Massed Band Rehearsal with OU Brass Band
4 pm - Break (snack provided / get ready for the Concert) - 110 VAR
5 pm - Concert with the OU Brass Day Band & OU Brass Band - Recital
Hall - This concert is open to the public and all parents and friends
6:30 pm - OU Brass Day Concludes
Featuring Regina Carter and the OU Jazz Quartet
Saturday-Sunday, June 21 - 22, 2014
Registration is closed.
Oakland University's jazz faculty, famed jazz violinist Regina Carter and the OU Jazz Quartet will lead two days of activities including combo rehearsals, listening classes, African xylophone sessions and more.
Non-traditional jazz instruments are welcome. The workshop will conclude on Sunday with a free concert open to the public.
Ages: 12 through adult.
Cost: $20 non-refundable registration fee
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 3P - Combo and Embaire concert open to the public, family and friends in Varner Recital Hall
Piano CampJune 23-27, 2014
Registration is closed.
We are happy to extend an invitation to all serious piano students to join us for our first annual Piano Camp here at Oakland University This will be a fantastic experience for young pianists 8-17 years of age. All students will participate in theory classes, master classes, choir and workshops during this week long camp. Register directly online at the link below. Please feel free to pass this information along to all interested.
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Music Theory Bootcamp Workshop
Registration is now closed.
July 14 - 18, 2014
OU Music Prep's Music Theory Bootcamp is designed for high school students interested in studying music at the college level. Concepts learned will help students succeed in their music classes, and will also prepare students for music theory placement exams typically administered to incoming freshmen by most collegiate music programs. Students will learn about key signatures, scales, intervals, triads, triad inversions, and Roman numeral analysis. Topics will be reinforced through sight-singing exercises, dictation, and score analysis. Price: $220 Ages: 12-17
Computer Music WorkshopJuly 14 - 18, 2014
Class size is full / registration now closed.
Creative Computer Music Composition workshop is a one-week course that will explore the world of music composition using the computer. Students will create compositions that may sound more like pop music than classical pieces while using free web-based tools to help them compose. The class will meet in the university's music computer lab and students will work on their own composition that they will be able to continue working on at home. Students will also learn about editing a composition, looping sounds, and recording live music. Finally, students will learn how to record and edit their own performances that can be used for auditions or scholarship applications. No prior knowledge of music software programs or music theory concepts is necessary.
Price: $220 Ages: 12-17
Great Lakes Dance Festival featuring the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
July 7 -18, 2014
Before June 1st is $550
After June 1st is $575
March 23 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Eisenhower Dance Center
103 South Street
Rochester, MI 48307
Advanced Dancers age 16 and Up. For more information, contact Barbara at
or call the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble studio at (248) 609-0370.
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The following are opportunities for area high school students to work with the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Oakland Youth Jazz Orchestra
The Oakland Youth Jazz Orchestra is an auditioned, honors-level jazz ensemble comprised of the area’s best young and aspiring jazz musicians. The goal of the OYJO is to give an advanced ensemble experience to those students who have demonstrated a passion and dedication to instrumental jazz music, and to provide those students who don’t have jazz in their schools an opportunity to explore playing in a jazz ensemble.
Through weekly ensemble rehearsals, guest artist master classes, and performance opportunities, the OYJO will prepare high school students with skills to continue at the collegiate level and beyond.