Aug. 27, 5:30pm OSA Board Meeting, OSA
Sept. 1 SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 2, 5:30pm APT Board Meeting, OSA
Sept. 9, 6pm State of the School (MS), Sweets Ballroom
Sept. 11, 6pm State of the School (HS), Sweets Ballroom
Sept. 11 Picture Day
OSA Hosts BACTA
November 14-16th, 2014
University Theatre and Admissions Departments:
Join us for the best of what the Bay Area has to offer! Recruit top theatre performers and technicians from top high school Theatre programs in and around The Bay Area!
Participate in an event catered to your every need including: Welcoming Reception at Sweets Ballroom, OSA Theatre's "Sarah Ruhl in Rep", Designated Hotel Space, Master Class Opportunities,
Hosted Meals, Ample Audition Times, Call Backs scheduling to provide quality time with your candidates, Attractions including: Napa Wine Country, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square and local Theatre including: Berkeley Rep, ACT and More!
To register your University or Program to participate, click here:
All School Musical - RENT!
OSA’S ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL: RENT
Auditions for RENT, under the Direction of Michael Berlinski and Becky Potter, Vocal Direction by Branice McKenzie, Technical Direction of Jean Francios Revon, will take place Monday, September 15th-Friday September 19th in Room 306 (Holding Room 315)
OSA & OSO Bridge Program
OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS and OAKLAND SPIRIT ORCHESTRA BRIDGE PROGRAM
Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO) is a joyful music making ensemble for Oakland’s talented young musicians. OSO’s music is its own unique mix of popular tunes, world music, classical favorites, and jazz. The young musicians of OSO are not only playing music, they are creating it, too. The kids construct their own arrangements, write their own music, and improvise. OSO is a community of kind-hearted musicians who are striving to be the best performers they can be. The aim of OSO is to cultivate excellent musicians who perform joyful music, and make the world a brighter place!
Oakland Spirit Orchestra is supported by Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Symphony. Oakland School for the Arts is pioneering the Bridge Program to enable young musicians from all over Oakland collaborate.
Alison B. Streich, MA Ed. (OUSD’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, and OSO’s founding director), is collaborating with OSA’s Dr. Ondine Young to offer the Bridge Program to ALL 4th – 9th graders in Oakland.
Bridge Classes with Dr. Young
Mondays at OSA (Oakland School for the Arts, www.oakarts.org)
Bridge Auditions - Sept. 8, 1-2pm, Room 202 (OSA)
Students must audition to show skill levels and must supply their own instrument.
1pm – 2pm C instruments (strings, flute, oboe, bassoon, keyboards, guitars)
2pm - 3pm Bb /Eb instruments (trumpets, sax, clarinet and other winds/brass, percussion and voice )
Bridge classes are preparatory ensembles. Students in these classes will be focusing on solfege/theory, rhythm, note reading, scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, improvising, soloing, composition, and building performance skills. Repertoire for this year’s concert season include Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” Eddie Grant’s “Electric Avenue,”Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” other classic rock/pop favorites, and jazz favorites such as Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints,” Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” Mads Tolling’s arrangement of Oliver Nelson’s “Stolen Moments,” and classical favorites such as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” Bach “Air,” Mozart “Eine Kleine,” as well as unique compositions by OSO band members.
3:30pm – 5pm OSO Bridge Band Rehearsal at West Oakland Middle School
**Experienced students who demonstrate excellent musicianship and performance skills may be invited to join the OSO Bridge Band. The OSO Bridge Band is a performing ensemble with high standards of excellence and which requires a dedicated commitment to attending every rehearsal and every performance.**
Suggested Fees -- $40/month, or $100 for 3 months, or $180 for 6 months per student. Parent volunteer hours are requested to assist with transportation, performances, publicity, etc. Sliding scale is available – no one turned away for lack of funds.
OSA is a member of the Arts Schools Networks.
OSA is a member of the California Charter Schools Association
OSA is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling
OSA is affiliated with the Music National Service Initiative.
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