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Rochester,MI 48309-4485
(248) 370-2030

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Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Choral, Instrumental, or General)

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Piano, or Voice)

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Oakland University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) is a leading center of performing arts education in southeast Michigan, offering outstanding educational and performance opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and community members. MTD students learn and grow as musicians, actors, dancers, designers, arts educators and researchers in a collaborative and supportive environment. Students choose to study music, theatre, and dance at Oakland for the excellence of its faculty and programs, which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of Schools of Theatre, and National Association of Schools of Dance.

Faculty Info: Anthony Guest, M.F.A. , Jeremy Barnett, M.F.A., Joseph Beck, M.F.A., Laura Blanchard, Don Brewer, B.F.A., Denise Caston,, Kitty Dubin, M.A., Michael Duncan, Dana Gamarra, B.F.A., Milica Govich, M.F.A., David Gram, M.F.A., Kristin Gribbin, Beth Guest, M.F.A., Alissa Hetzner, Jake Hooker, Christa Koerner, M.F.A., Kerro Knox 3, M.F.A., Lynnae Lehfeldt, M.F.A., Leslie Littell, M.A., Whitney Locher, M.F.A., Thomas Mahard, B.A., Cat Menzies, B.M., Monica Lopez Orozco, Karen Sheridan, M.F.A., Josh Young, Sara Catheryn Wolf, Brandon A. Wright.

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