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President's Arts Week, April 22-29

President David Boren and Molly Shi Boren

Honoring OU President David L. Boren and First Lady Molly Shi Boren, the weeklong celebration, hosted by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, will feature concerts by the School of Music, a collaborative production by the schools of Music and Dance, an art exhibition by the OU School of Visual Arts, a pair of dramatic presentations by the Helmerich School of Drama, and a sumptuous spectacle of intrigue and excitement with University Theatre’s delightful production of Alice in Wonderland.

OU PRESIDENT’S CONCERT, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, Sharp Concert Hall. Complimentary seats are available by calling the OU Office of Public Affairs at (405) 325-­3784, or by emailing

HELMERICH SCHOOL OF DRAMA  “THE NETHER” by Jennifer Haley. Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 24, 26, 28, Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

HELMERICH SCHOOL OF DRAMA  “TIME STANDS STILL” by Donald Margulies. Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 25, 27 and 3 p.m. April 28, Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

NEW CENTURY ENSEMBLE 8 p.m. April 25, Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall

104TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION opens April 26, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

ALICE IN WONDERLAND 8 p.m. April 27, 28, and 3 p.m. April 28, 29, Elsie C. Brackett Theatre. Visit

SACRA AND PROFANA: THE MUSIC OF STRAVINSKY 8 p.m. April 29, Sharp Concert Hall

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WOW FACTOR - Joel Mott Wins Grammy

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OU Bachelor of Music Education alumnus, Joel Mott won a Grammy Award for his participation as string arranger of the gospel recording Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album in 2016.

"I'd love to thank my friend Dr. Roland Barrett for consistently giving time, energy and expertise to teach me to write and arrange when I was in school. Roland gave over and beyond of himself and I'm so grateful." - Joel 

Artifacts Newsletter

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ARTIFACTS is the monthly newsletter for the College of Fine Arts, containing information for students, faculty and staff on upcoming events and important dates. READ


WOW FACTOR - Karl Sievers, Recognized For Excellence In The Arts

Karl Sievers at OU

NORMAN – Nationally recognized musician and Professor of Music, Karl Sievers has been named the 2017 Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts at the University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

At OU, in addition to teaching, Sievers has served as the area chair for the School of Music, as chair of the OU Compensation Committee, as a Faculty Senator to all brass and percussion performance majors, and he also has served on many master of music and doctor of musical arts committees.


Adrian Fung, New Associate Dean

Adrian Fung at OU

Adrian Fung, who is recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, has been named associate dean for the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Along with his administrative duties in the college, Fung will work closely with OU Price College of Business to implement a new graduate certificate program in the arts and business as well as an arts seed-funding program.

The arts executive, award-winning cellist, educator and producer of critically acclaimed projects previously served as vice president for innovation for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra where he led the company’s activities in artistic, social and economic innovation. He continues as executive artistic director of the celebrated concert series Music in the Morning in Vancouver, Canada.


SCENE STORIES - Alice in Wonderland

Scene Stories presents Alice in Wonderland

Scene Stories presents Alice in Wonderland. OU University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama bring the whimsy and excitement of Lewis Carroll's book to life, April 27-May 5 in the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre. Judith Midyett Pender is directing the production. WATCH VIDEO

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Visual Arts

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The only institution in the state to offer a graduate degree in art history at both the master’s and doctoral level.

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Considered one of the leading programs in the nation for training in ballet and modern dance technique.

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The second oldest established school in the nation, behind Yale University.

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Oklahoma’s only comprehensive music school.

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The only School of Musical Theatre within a public university in the country.

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