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Making of a Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel The Musical

Adam Cooper, guest director and choreographer, with Elise Christiansen, scenic designer, talk about the making of Grand Hotel, The Musical. University Theatre's production opens March 1, in the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre. Get your tickets at (video)

OU Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Cullen Theater in Houston

8 p.m. April 1, 2019

OU Symphony Orchestra

The OU Symphony Orchestra, one of the most exciting collegiate ensembles in American universities today, is scheduled to perform in Houston’s  Wortham Theater Center at 8 p.m. Monday, April 1.

Tickets are very limited. Check availability at the Wortham Theater Center website.

The orchestra has gained attention for its sell-out performance in Dallas’ Morton H. Meyerson Center, as well as for hosting the 4x4 Prizes for Composers and Conductors. The ensemble performs regularly at the University of Oklahoma, playing a wide repertoire of orchestral and operatic music.

The OU Symphony is conducted by Music Director Jonathan Shames, who is also Director of Orchestral Studies and Artistic Director and Conductor of OU Opera Theater at the University of Oklahoma.

Guests at the Houston concert will enjoy the following:
Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
Anthony Brandt
Making Perfect
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Make reservations for your complimentary tickets HERE.

Welcome to OU Fine Arts

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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)

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 

OU Arts District Events

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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