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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

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

woman and young girl playing a piano together

OU Community Music

The Oakland University Music Preparatory Division is now Oakland University Community Music (OUCM.)

Oakland University Community Music offers the expertise, commitment and vibrant energy of a university music department to anyone who wants to explore the world of music through performing with musical understanding.

OU Community Music serves music learners of all ages, including:
  • pre-school and elementary-age children
  • middle school and high school students
  • adults of all ages
  • students seeking serious preparation for college careers
  • learners who are simply seeking to learn more about music to enhance their lives.
OUCM offers experiences that foster learning success and a lifelong love of music. Classes are offered in voice and all instruments in Varner Hall on our Rochester Hills campus.

For more information:
Elizabeth Medvinsky
(248) 370-2034

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons in Instruments and Voice for All Ages

Weekly one-on-one 30, 45 or 60-minute lessons in the following instruments:

  • Oboe
  • Violin
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Bassoon
  • Viola
  • Voice
  • Saxophone
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Double Bass
  • Percussion
  • French Horn
  • Jazz Bass
  • Flute
  • Trombone
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Jazz Piano
  • Carillon
  • Tuba
  • Jazz Guitar

In each 13-week semester, two performance opportunities are offered as goal-setting encouragements to maximize potential musical achievements, regardless of age.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. Please see for detailed information.

Summer Camps

Piano Camp
June 17-21
Ages 12-17
Click here for more information.

Summer Theatre Camp
June 17-21
Students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors
Click here for more information.

Assembly Quartet Saxophone Workshop
June 24-28
Middle school-undergraduate saxophonists
Click here for more information.

July 7-21
Ages 10-15 (intermediate) and 16-25 (advanced)
Contact Eisenhower Dance Detroit for more information:

Golden Grizzlies Jazz Camp
July 22-26
Students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors
Registration link coming soon! 

For questions, contact

Early Childhood Music
Lowry School-Day Class (for children attending Lowry Center for Early Childhood)
A lively, movement-based class for children to sing, laugh, bounce, dance, play instruments and create music together.  Join us as we engage in a wide range of music and musical experiences, building on what children already know to explore new musical worlds.  Provides a strong basis for future musical study and for enjoying music in life!  These 30-minute classes are for children already attending the Lowry program, with the focus of learning and enjoying music in a meaningful way. 

Starting class date TBA:
Mondays at 4 p.m.
Thursdays at Noon
Lowry Atrium

$156 for 13 weeks
Group Piano Classes
Group Piano for Young Beginners (4 - 7 yr)
Take the right first step for your child's experience in piano!  This small group class builds a foundation a musical understanding and coordination that prepares young children for successful piano study.  Experiences in this enjoyable, peer-supported setting foster more productive progress in private lessons, once the learner is ready to make the transition.  
TBD. For questions, contact