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  1. Oakland University to celebrate International Day of Peace with globally-inspired concert on Sept. 20

    Celebrate the International Day of Peace at Oakland University with Mark Stone, associate professor of world music and percussion, as he shares a program of globally-inspired percussion pieces beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

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  2. Oakland University alum wins award for costume design at national theatre festival

    Oakland University alum Matthew Carlsen recently won the 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) National Award for Costume Design for his presentation/costume design work on OU’s fall 2019 production of Urinetown.

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  3. The Sounds of Summer: Oakland University’s Carillon Concert Series returns July 10

    Oakland University’s Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with a series of outdoor concerts starting on Friday, July 10.

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  4. Safe Summer Memories Being Made at the Royal Park Hotel

    Royal Park Hotel Creates Local Summer Tour to Help Families Safely Enjoy the Season

    Family ‘Glamping’, Golf Excursions and Creekside Cabanas are a just a few of the features planned for southeast Michigan travelers this summer at Royal Park Hotel. The hotel, a four-diamond award winning hotel located in Downtown Rochester, recently announced its Travel Like a Local Summer Tour. The themed room and attraction packages are designed to help guests enjoy a Pure Michigan summer with family and friends.

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  5. Jazz Intensive, Theatre Workshops go virtual this summer at Oakland University

    Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance is offering virtual summer workshops this year, including a Summer Virtual Jazz Intensive featuring violinist Regina Carter, jazz drummer Sean Dobbins and flutist Nancy Stagnitta from July 20-24.

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  6. Oakland University Community Music offering virtual lessons

    For the first time, Oakland University Community Music is offering virtual lessons for all ages in all instruments/voices.

    “As we all adjust to being at home, many of us are missing our musical experiences,” said Katrina Van Maanen, a voice teacher with OU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. “While we can’t bring back rehearsals, we can bring music education to you. We’re currently offering virtual lessons in voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, even acting.”

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  7. MaTilDa Awards honors distinguished performers in music, theatre and dance

    Every spring, Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance recognizes distinguished students, alumni and community members with MaTilDa Awards, which are named to honor Matilda Dodge Wilson, who donated the land on which Oakland University is built.

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  8. Vera Quartet, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu coming to Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall

    Oakland University, in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of Detroit, will welcome the multi award-winning Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu to campus on Sunday, March 15 for “Curtis on Tour,” a global touring initiative of the country’s most renowned conservatories.

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  9. Oakland Symphony Orchestra to present 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert

    The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 23rd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus.

    “Named after Professor Emeritus David Daniels in recognition of his distinguished career at Oakland University and sustained commitment to teaching Oakland University’s aspiring student musicians, the concert is always an annual highlight of the OSO season,” said Gregory Cunningham, music director of the OSO and professor of orchestral and wind conducting at OU.

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    The Motion Picture Institute’s first annual Oscar Party aims to bring moviegoers, filmmakers and critics together to honor the top films of 2019 inside a real movie studio.

    (Troy, Michigan) – As our nation looks ahead to the 92nd Academy Awards, MPI will join moviegoers, filmmakers and critics across the state of Michigan to honor the best talent and work made within the film industry in 2019.

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