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The final performance of Acis and Galatea concluded on May 15.

School of Music, Theatre and Dance presents ‘Acis and Galatea’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor May 18, 2022

The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance (OU-SMTD) presented George Fredric Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” from May 5 - 8 and May 12 - 15. Originating from a Roman poem about the...

Dance majors performed at their senior recital on April 5 and 6.

Seniors shine one last time at final dance recital

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor April 13, 2022

Four years of hard work paid off for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) dance majors this past week. On April 5 and 6, the seniors in the dance program at Oakland University performed their senior recital...

Due to COVID-19, many piano lessons have shifted to a virtual format.

The challenges (and benefits) of virtual piano lessons during the pandemic

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 6, 2022

Rebecca Happel, applied instructor of music and piano lecturer of Oakland University, was conducting a piano lesson over Zoom. She counted while her student played, but the student was constantly a second...

OUs SMTD performed Pippin from March 30 through April 3 in Varner Studio Theatre.

SMTD’s ‘Pippin’ amazes as last theatre performance of school year

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 4, 2022

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance rounded out the semester with its rendition of “Pippin,” which is easily the best show I’ve seen from the school. Filled with harmonizing songs, whimsical humor...

Oakland University may purchase the Baker College Auburn Hills Campus.

OU may purchase Baker College of Auburn Hills for $8.15 million

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor March 23, 2022

Because the Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine is at risk of losing accreditation due to lack of classroom space, OU is looking to acquire Baker College of Auburn Hills to reduce...

Marianne (Madeline Daunt) and Elinor (Emily Nichter) in Sense and Sensibility.

SMTD presents: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Jane Austen

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 14, 2022

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance will kick off the return to campus by putting on a performance of Kate Hamil’s rendition of “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen. The road here wasn’t easy,...

Liv Kunkle won the S.P.A.M. Props Award for her design of the parrot for “How I Became a Pirate.”

OU students showcase talent at Kennedy Center Festival

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 26, 2022

Students from the Department of Theatre represented Oakland University with their work at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  Plays are a big part of the festival,...

OUs SMTD performed Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride on June 24, 2021 in the Varner Hall courtyard. Now, the SMTD is going on tour while the hall is renovated.

SMTD on tour during Varner Hall renovations

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 19, 2022

Due to important renovations to Varner Hall, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) — specifically the music and dance department — will be going “on tour” this semester. The SMTD has...

John Widmann sitting at the keys performing at the July 26 Elliott Tower concert.

OU presents Six Fridays at Six, Summer Carillon Concert series

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor July 28, 2021

Six Fridays at Six, a summer carillon concert series started July 9 and goes through Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. every Friday at Oakland University’s Elliott Tower.  The free event welcomes guests to bring...

AnnaMarie Storbeck-Pelc discovered her natural vocal talent and began using performance as emotional expression. If she pursues a music career, she’d like to be a vocal coach.

Soprano singer echoes emotion with music

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter April 7, 2021

AnnaMarie Storbeck-Pelc has secretly befriended the artistry of voice. She interacts with it often, especially when no one else is listening. “I don’t sing in front of people unless it’s a recital...

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) will host a series of outdoor events from April through June called “OU Outside the Box” performing arts festival.

SMTD to host outdoor events from April-June

Autumn Page, Marketing Director April 5, 2021

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) will host a series of outdoor events from April through June called “OU Outside the Box” performing arts festival. It will run April 5 through June 27,...

Inspire The Choir workshop to feature Grammy winner and composer

‘Inspire The Choir’ workshop to feature Grammy winner and composer

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

The Oakland University School of Music, Theater and Dance (SMTD) will host the “Inspire The Choir” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and held over Zoom, Grammy Award winner Eric...

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