College of Arts and Sciences Advising

100 Fitzgerald House
614 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-4567

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Office

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2140
Fax: (248) 370-4280

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Judd Family Endowed Fund

The Judd Family Endowed Fund award was established in 2008 by the Judd family and the Lyon Foundation to provide Oakland University and the College of Arts and Sciences with the opportunity to sponsor programs in the humanities and arts, a passion of the Judd Family.

2023-24 Judd Family Endowed Fund Awarded Programs 

Chinese music instruments, recorders of thousands of years of history

Music for Wellbeing in the K-8 Classroom

Contemporary Photography and the Black Atlantic Dispora

Residency of Jonathan Bailey Holland

Creative Music Making - Blending Performance and Composition

A Kaleidoscope of Musical Styles - Arthur Greene Residency

Jerome Balsab - Gyil Xylophone Music and Culture

Lauren Anderson Residency - African American Ballerina and the Next Generation of Dance Artists

A Talk by Kidada Williams, Author of I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction

Spreading the Word: Revisiting Dr. Johnetta Brazzell and the Pontiac Oral History Archive

Telling Our Stories: Tribal Archives in the 21st Century -Eric Hemenway Two Day Visit

The Romantic Underground

Program Requirements
  • Focus upon the arts or humanities
  • Highlight the University's College of Arts and Sciences' commitment to the arts and humanities
  • Programs must be open to students, faculty, alumni and the community
  • Programs highlighting the research or creative activity to a specific faculty member are not eligible for Humanities Awards.
Past Judd Awardees
  • Super Marimba - Featuring Payton MacDonald and Shawn Mativetsky (2022-2023)
  • The Voice: John Holiday (2022-2023)
  • Face to Face with the Expert: Robert McDonald Residency at OU (2022-2023)
  • Pontiac Oral History Archive Digitzation and Transcription (2022-2023)
  • The Paintings of Edmar Ribeiro - Brazilian Immigrant, Artist and Teacher (2022-2023)
  • Black Elk's Plant Walk (2022-2023)
  • An African American Ballerina Trains the Next Generation of Dancers (2021-2022)
  • Classical Cabaret - Big Voices in Small Spaces (2021-22)
  • Aftermath or Awakening: Media and The City After COVID (2021-22)
  • Seraph Brass Virtual Residency (2021-22)
  • International Peace Day Concert: A Celebration of Indigenous Music (2021-22)
  • Steven Banks: Saxophone Masterclass and Performance (2021-22)
  • Voices Heard - Dr. Johnetta Brazzell and the Pontiac Oral Histories Project (2021-22)
  • Trans and Film Media in the 21st Century (2020-21)
  • The Oakland University Piano Pedagogy Workshop (2020-21)
  • An Exploration of Beethoven’s Music, Life and Legacy through 32 Piano Sonatas (2019-20)
  • Haruna Walusimbi, East African Music and Dance (2019-20)
  • Bing Liu: Masterclass, Filmmaker Roundtable and Community Screening  (2019-20)
  • JooHee Yoon, Illustrator: Upside Down Inside Out (2019-20)
  • The Art of Communication: Storytelling to Save the Planet (2019-20)
  • Envisioning Marche Funèbre: A Study in the Early Choreography of George Balanchine (2018-19)
  • Exploring the Video Essay: Creative and Critical Practice, keynote speaker Kevin B. Lee (2018-19)
  • Eula Biss Nonfiction Reading and Craft Talk (2018-19)
  • Andy Narell residency and concerts (2018-19)
  • Collaboration Behind the Curtain with composer Tom Cipullo: Residency and Performance (2018-19)
  • World Without Ice (2017-18)
  • Volunteer Work in Germany: The Refugee Crisis from an American Perspective (2017-18)
  • Lucille Tanazas lecture (2017-18)
  • Lorna Goodison Poetry reading and craft talk (2017-18)
  • Stuart Dybek reading and craft talk (2016-17)
  • The Ben Wendel Quartet (2016-17)
  • The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation and Empire in Modern Japan (2016-17)
  • Two Cases of Surviving Racial Discrimination During WWII: A Jewish boy in Shanghai and a Japanese girl in a California concentration camp (2016-17)
  • Choreographers for German Contemporary Dance (2015-16)
  • Literacy: Enhancing Reading Through Community Partnership (2015-16)
  • OU National Spoken Word Showcase (2015-16)
  • Jazz Vibraphonist Joe Locke (2015-16)
  • Ngoma: Music and Dance Uganda (2014)
  • Filming Shakespeare Behind Bars (2013)
  • App as Art (2013)