If you are passionate about the art and craft of music, we share that passion. Established in 1908, the OU School of Music has been helping students pursue their musical and academic dreams for more than a century. Combining a world-class faculty and staff, state of the art facilities, and a comprehensive array of inspiring performance and academic opportunities, we invite you to join us as we aspire to create the musical future.
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The OU Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp is a marching percussion training course for 8th - 12th grade students (8th grade with at least one year of experience). Students will work with some of the top state, and nationally renowned percussion instructors. The students preferred choice of marching percussion will be available to play at camp: snare drum, bass drum, tenors, and front ensemble. Students will be grouped into ensembles based on experience and ability level, and will have the opportunity to play in sections (drumline and front ensemble) or in a full percussion ensemble setting.
Harp Oklahoma is an annual harp workshop hosted by University of Oklahoma harp professor Gaye LeBlanc-Germain and Colorado State University harp professor Rachel Ellins-Iozzia. The week long workshop includes harp ensembles, lessons, lectures, masterclasses, a solo competition, dinner with the faculty, and fun activities.
The Conducting and Teaching Workshop will provide an enriching opportunity to blend the artistic and technical growth of the conductor, with a focus on conducting technique, rehearsal pedagogy, administrative, and teaching skills. Each conducting participant will conduct daily with ample time on the podium. The selected repertoire list represents some of the finest works for chamber wind ensemble and will be performed by our graduate performance students. In addition to conducting the OU Summer Chamber Winds, participants will receive feedback and coaching on their conducting, attend master-classes, clinic sessions, and panel discussions.
The University of Oklahoma offers Kodály certification through a series of summer workshops, in addition to credit courses. This summer, the Level 2 certification will be offerred at Catlett.
The Great Plains Saxophone Workshop is a four-day chamber music intensive event for high school and collegiate saxophonists. Faculty for the workshop includes the H2 quartet and 13 other faculty from across the country. Workshop participants will perform and receive instruction in saxophone quartets, saxophone ensemble, and solo saxophone repertoire. Faculty will present clinics and masterclasses on fundamentals, contemporary saxophone techniques, repertoire, pedagogy, and jazz. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and new collaborations during evening concerts.
Dr. Dan Schwartz and the University of Oklahoma Oboe Studio invite you to join them for a three-day oboe workshop this summer! This event is for middle school and high school oboists of all skill levels, even first-day beginners! In addition to working closely with Dr. Schwartz, participants will have one-on-one mentoring experience with members of the OU Oboe Studio. Topics covered will include oboe foundations, reed making, chamber music, critical listening, composing for the oboe, and performance strategies. The festival will conclude with a recital featuring all of our participants.
The University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy is an intensive workshop focused on the study and performance of solo and chamber music repertoire for violin, viola, cello and piano. Accepted participants will rehearse, perform, and receive daily faculty instruction as members of an assigned chamber ensemble. Additionally, each student will receive multiple private lessons from faculty members and have opportunities to perform individually in masterclasses and evening solo recitals. Each chamber music ensemble will perform on the Academy’s final recital.
Oklahoma Bass Bash is a four-day camp featuring warm up and technique classes, workshops on OK All-State audition material, a jazz class, and a solo class, in which students may perform prepared solos for their peers with a professional accompanist. Additionally, each student will receive a private lesson with one of the instructors. Chamber music is also a particular emphasis of the Bass Bash, so students are divided into different groups to rehearse bass ensembles to be performed at a final concert.
Since 1975, instrumental and vocal performers have been making a musical pilgrimage to Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria to attend the Classical Music Festival. Make this year the summer for your unforgettable experience as a participant in one of Austria's longest-running and most successful summer music programs.
Under the direction of artistic director and conductor, Dr. Richard Zielinski, participants will have the unique opportunity to study and perform in the same setting that fostered the genius of Joseph Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and others – in amazing venues like St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Bergkirche in Eisenstadt, and the Esterházy Palace, considered one of the great historic and acoustically perfect concert halls in Europe. Recitals, lectures, tours and sightseeing designed to enhance participants' knowledge of Austrian culture will complement the busy two-week schedule.
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