- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Destination: United States
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
- Credit Awarded: No
Each summer, students travel from across the United States and around the world to the Oklahoma City University campus to participate in the Performing Arts Academy’s Summer Music Programs. These are designed for serious students who want to develop their talents and be challenged by OCU’s high standards.
Our programs are chiefly directed and instructed by faculty from OCU's outstanding Bass School of Music and TheatreOCU. Participants receive the training that has produced Tony, Grammy and Emmy award winners such as two-time Tony nominee and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Emmy nominated Ron Raines, Metropolitan Opera legend Leona Mitchell, award-winning guitarist Edgar Cruz and Grammy & Emmy winner Mason Williams.
High School Music Theater Program
The High School Musical Theater Program is an extension of the acclaimed OCU musical theater degree program. Students from across the United States and around the world participate in a demanding pre-college intensive, overcoming performance challenges through rigorous classroom training and on-stage experience.
High School Pre-College Intensive
The Pre-College Intensive is intended for high school students who plan to pursue Musical Theater, Acting or Vocal Performance at the college level and need to prepare for the audition process. Each student will receive diagnostic feedback with personal recommendations from OCU Professors that will help set each student up for success. The Pre-College Intensive will focus on individual growth and college audition readiness with special emphasis on self-tape and on-camera performance.
Ultimate Summer Experience
This 5-week program is is perfect for students who want a longer, more comprehensive, summer program. This unique program gives students the option for upperclassmen to combine college audition preparation WITH a performance opportunity or younger students (up to age 15) to participate in TWO fully staged productions.
Rising Stars Music Theater Program This program is a two-week residential program specifically designed for students ages 12-15 who have an interest in the arts and want to cultivate their artistic talents. Our acclaimed program provides students with an exciting introduction to musical theater.
High School Technical Theater The 3-Week High School Technical Theater Program is an extension OCU's Technical Theater Degree. This experience is meant to give high school students the true OCU college experience.