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Making of Rodelinda

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William Ferrara, OU School of Music professor and opera stage director, and cast members talk about the making of this intimate and dramatic production. Handel's Rodelinda opens Feb. 13, in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre. Get your tickets at theatre.ou.edu. (video)

OU Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Cullen Theater in Houston

8 p.m. April 1, 2019

OU Symphony Orchestra

The Houston program will include Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Brandt: Making Perfect; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Jonathan Shames, conductor

The OU Symphony Orchestra, one of the most exciting collegiate ensembles in American universities today, is scheduled to perform in Houston’s Cullen Theater at 8 p.m. Monday, April 1. 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 opera music.
Highlights of the past three seasons have included performances of Brahms Symphony No. 4, Strauss’ Four Last Songs with alumnus Julie Davies, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Debussy’s Nocturnes, Bartok’s Dance Suite, Symphonies of Schumann, Schubert, and Nielsen, Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, Petrushka and Firebird, and staged performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet. Concerts during the 2018-19 season include Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, staged performances of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortilèges as well as Handel’s Rodelinda, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.

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)

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

Tickets and sponsorships available now!

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. LEARN MORE

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.

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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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Dance

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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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Drama

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

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Music

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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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