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New York Philharmonic Residency

NYPhilAs part of their educational partnership program, the New York Philharmonic has selected the OSU Greenwood School of Music as the site of their next educational residency.  Past residencies ocurred at The Shepherd School (Rice University), Music Academy of the West, University of Michigan and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.  In October 2019, the Phil, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, will help celebrate the opening of the McKnight Performing Arts Center with gala performances, as well as educational opportunities for OSU students, including master classes, audition workshops and lectures.


Annual Events

OK Bass Bash

20162Founded in 2005 to serve middle and high school bass students, the OK Bass Bash alternates locations each summer between The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.  A typical day includes:  warm up and technique classes, workshops on OK All-State audition material, a jazz class, and a solo class, in which students may perform prepared solos for their peers with a professional accompanist.  Additionally, each student will receive a private lesson with one of the instructors. Chamber music is also a particular emphasis of the Bass Bash, so students are divided into different groups to rehearse bass ensembles to be performed at a final concert. Faculty members include some of the region's most outstanding public school teachers, private teachers and university professors.  Learn more about the OK Bass Bash.

OSU CelloFest

IMG 5155OSU CelloFest, now in its eleventh year, provides cello students of all ages the opportunity to work with some of the country's leading performers and pedagogues.  Past guest artists have included faculty members from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the Eastman School of Music.  Events include large cello ensemble rehearsals, mini-lessons, Dalcroze classes, masterclasses and a final gala concert.  For this year's dates and more information, visit www.osucellofest.com.

OSU High School Summer Music Camp

IMG 4435A five-day intensive musical experience, the OSU Summer Music Camp offers high school students the opportunity to study their instruments (band instruments, strings and piano) in a comprehensive collegiate settings.  String students play as members of large ensembles, as well as particpate in instrument-specific instruction, led by OSU faculty members.  Master classes, chamber music, elective course studies and private lessons round out the offerings for students to explore.  All events take place on the beautiful OSU-Stillwater campus.  Days conclude with time to relax and enjoy all that OSU has to offer with trips to the award winning Colvin Recreation Center and other activities.

McKnight Center Chamber Music Festival

McKnight ChamberFounded in April 2018, the McKnight Center Chamber Music Festival brings the country's finest chamber musicians to Stillwater for a week-long residency, filled with concerts, master classes and lectures.  Renown concert pianist, chamber musician and director of the festival, Anne-Marie McDermott, recruited musicians from the Dallas Symphony, Zurich Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the Curtis Institute of Music and the St. Lawrence String Quartet for the 2018 festival.  An annual event, OSU students participate in master classes with the musicians.  Find out about this year's festival.

Guest Artist Series

Each year, our OSU String Area welcomes some of the country's leading performers and pedagogues to OSU for guest recitals and master classes.  Past guests have included Paul Kantor, Kathleen Winkler, Katherine McLin, Emilio Colon, Alan Harris, Alan Rafferty, Tim PItts, and Edgar Meyer.

Kathleen Winkler and violin studentsTim Pitts working with studentEmilio Colon with student