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Each year, the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, with each of its five highly ranked schools of music, art, drama, dance and musical theatre, present a large aray of concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and theatre productions. Rooted in excellence, our students learn from the best professional faculty, staff and guest artists to set new standards and achieve new heights. This video will give you a glimpse into OU FINE ARTS. (video)

Vince Leseney Awarded for Excellence in the Arts at OU

Vince Leseney at OU

Nationally recognized soloist, actor and professor Vince Leseney, has been awarded the 2018 Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at OU Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

Leseney, associate professor of musical theatre, has taught voice performance at the OU Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre since 2002.

In addition to his teaching duties, Leseney has served on multiple boards and councils, most recently serving on the search committee for the director of the A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre and Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council and as a member of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Faculty Advisory Board.

An ongoing source of pride for Professor Leseney is the continued success of his students. Many musical theatre alumni are in the workforce from Broadway and national tours to regional theatres, cruise ships and television. Leseney states, “My greatest reward is the growth of the students, both as performers and human beings.”

Leseney believes that is important to lead by example. He performs with professional arts organizations in Oklahoma and across the country . Since 1994, he has appeared in over 50 productions with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. He has also performed at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre and as a featured soloist for the Kansas City Symphony, the Cedar Rapids Symphony, and the St. Joseph Symphony. In 1999, he founded the Oklahoma City Philharmonic POPS Chorale.   

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Leseney earned a master of music in vocal performance from Oklahoma City University.

Fine Arts publications

OU Fine Arts publications

The Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts offers two publications to share the diverse, entertaing events throughout the academic year. Please check out the Fine Arts calendar here.

Learn about the many productions at OU University Theatre here.

Arts! Arts! Arts! 2019 Gala


Arts Arts Arts 2019 at OU

The 2019 ARTS! ARTS! ARTS! Award Tribute and Celebration is March 3, 2019 in the OU Memorial Union Ballroom. Enjoy delicious food, libations and live performances and exhibits by students of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

NEW THIS YEAR! The first-ever ARTS LUMINARY AWARD will be presented to Mary Jo Heath, “The Voice of the Met” for the Metropolitan Opera.

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased HERE.
Additional sponsorship information available HERE.

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

Arts Mgmt. and Entrepreneurship certificate

The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) Graduate Certificate is a program meant for students interested in building a career in the arts in an exciting but ever-changing marketplace. The program is built on a flexible structure of fine arts, arts entrepreneurship, and MBA courses that develop the skills needed for career success and creative impact. The program is rounded out by a diverse scale of local, regional, and international internships, and a ground-breaking, bootcamp-style arts incubation lab. Offered by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Price College of Business, the program is designed to be taken alongside a Master's degree program, but can also be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate.


WOW FACTOR - Joel Mott Wins Grammy

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OU Bachelor of Music Education alumnus, Joel Mott won a Grammy Award for his participation as string arranger of the gospel recording Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album in 2016.

"I'd love to thank my friend Dr. Roland Barrett for consistently giving time, energy and expertise to teach me to write and arrange when I was in school. Roland gave over and beyond of himself and I'm so grateful." - Joel 

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Visual Arts

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The only institution in the state to offer a graduate degree in art history at both the master’s and doctoral level.

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Considered one of the leading programs in the nation for training in ballet and modern dance technique.

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The second oldest established school in the nation, behind Yale University.

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Oklahoma’s only comprehensive music school.

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Musical Theatre

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The only School of Musical Theatre within a public university in the country.

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