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Our intensive pre-college programs are designed for serious students who want to develop their talents and be challenged by OCU’s rigorous training.

Real classes taught by real faculty. No fluff, just the training that will give you the edge you need to succeed.

Our programs are directed and instructed by faculty from OCU's outstanding Bass School of Music and TheatreOCU. Participants receive the training that produced Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara, and many more up and coming stars!

  • Private voice lessons
  • Private and group coaching to work on appropriate audition repertoire
  • Masterclasses with OCU and guest faculty
  • Acting and monologue classes
  • Dance classes and mock dance auditions
  • Mock auditions to give you real-life college audition experience
  • Hands-on technical skills classes

In our Musical Theater Production and Ultimate Summer Experience you will get a real sense of what it means to be a college musical theater major. Your time on campus will be like a "mini" freshman year. It's that intense and rigorous!

It may be different from what you've ever experienced in musical theatre... will you still love it when the reality of long days, hard work, or the disappointment of not getting cast as the lead sets in? If so, GREAT! If not... GREAT! You just saved a lot of time and money auditioning for a career path you're not going to love.

In our Technical Theatre track you will be painting the sets that will be used in our production. You will serve on our tech crew for the final production. You will study with the best of the best and get to test out those areas you haven't been able to explore in high school.

By sharing this time with other driven and talented students from all across the country, you will make lifelong friendships. You will learn and grow alongside friends you will continue to see for years to come at auditions, on cruise ships, in touring companies, and on Broadway stages!

There will also be some fun thrown in! Our counselors - OCU students specially chosen to be ambassadors and mentors - take the lead in evening and weekend activities designed to make your camp experience memorable and fun.

  • Live casting auditions
  • Dance placement
  • Faculty masterclasses
  • Fully staged production with a professional production schedule

Your daily classes will be in the beautiful Bass Music Center – the most technologically advanced music facility in the nation. Facilities include a 1,100 seat auditorium, 350 seat theater, 400 seat recital hall, three large rehearsal halls, ensemble rehearsal rooms, sixty sound-proof practice rooms and beautiful faculty teaching studios.

You will be housed in one of our fully air-conditioned campus dorms - with 24 hr. supervision - and all meals will be in our student dining hall.


Admission to the Summer Programs is based on performance ability and each program has its own age restrictions and requirements. We accept talented junior high and high school students who possess outstanding maturity, responsibility and self-motivation. High school students must audition or provide audition submissions. Students may be considered for scholarships and financial assistance based on talent and financial need.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS - Students who submit their application by January 15th receive 15% off their tuition if accepted. Early application also provides financial aid consideration for qualified students. Click here for tuition and policies.

We love to talk about our program! Feel free to email or call us with questions: or (405) 208-5409

Oklahoma City University's Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to change and edit material presented at any time.

Please visit our website for additional information and if you have questions do not hesitate to contact us at or 405-208-5409.

JoBeth Moad
Assistant Dean for Educational Outreach
Director Summer Music Programs

*Please note that applying for the OCU Summer Music Programs does not constitute applying for admission to Oklahoma City University. If you are interested in applying to Oklahoma City University, please visit the Wanda L. Bass School of Music and School of Theatre page at 

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