School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
[email protected]

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) is a leading center of performing arts education in southeast Michigan, offering outstanding educational and performance opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and community members. SMTD students learn and grow as musicians, actors, dancers, designers, arts educators and researchers in a collaborative and supportive environment. 


We are Oakland University
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
Turn your passion into creative and professional expertise
18 degree programs
Major or minor in Music, Theatre or Dance
Endless performance opportunities
Talent-based scholarships available
Individualized attention
World-class faculty
Masterclasses and workshops with professional guests
Artists in residence: Regina Carter, Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Take Root

Go Black!
Go Gold!
Study abroad, in Greece, Ghana, in Germany
Go Fight!
Professional internships and real world work opportunities
Student organizations
Once in a lifetime opportunities
Perform at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, in international competitions, Oakland University Brass Band in England, and live on stage
Oakland Chorale performs with the Rolling Stones
the spotlight awaits
Oakland University

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