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Ultimate Summer Music Experience

Due to Covid-19 all Summer Programs will be held ONLINE ONLY. But, we are going "On With The Show!" and developing an intense, focused curriculum exclusively for our Summer 2020 Participants.

Successfully navigating the online experience - whether it's self-taping, auditioning, learning, or performing - will only become more valuable in the future. Let us be your guide into this new reality. Check out our special online curriculum and tuition below.

This 5-Week comprehensive program is for students who want a longer program and wish to combine the focus on college auditions with a performance opportunity. This will be a combination of our pre-College Intensive and High School Music Theater Program.

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Program Length: 5 Weeks *Note Instruction is Monday - Friday only

Session dates: June 22nd - July 3rd AND July 13 - 31

Cost: $2,995 *Revised Price as of May 1, 2020 (non-residential)

Audition required: Yes, audition required for all high school programs. See "Audition Requirements" below for audition details.

Age range: This program is recommended for students who are currently in the 9th–12th grade. Seniors who have been accepted into OCU are also welcome to attend without auditioning; they must, however, meet all additional admission requirements.

Audition submissions will be accepted by mail and email beginning December 1st, 2019.

For questions, please contact our office at or call (405) 208-5410.


Oklahoma City University is world-renowned as a leader in musical theater education for its demanding and professional vocal training, producing award-winning vocalists such as Metropolitan Opera legend Leona Mitchell, Chris Merrit, Marquita Lister, Sarah Coburn, and Broadway superstars Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara. The High School Musical Theater Program is an extension of the acclaimed OCU musical theater degree program. Under the direction of Dr. David Herendeen, 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.


Our ONLINE Curriculum Will Include:

  • Private Voice Lessons and Feedback from OCU Voice Faculty
  • Monologue & Acting Work
  • One-On-One Song Coaching w/Dr. David Herendeen
  • Role Development and Performance (with a special focus on self-taping)

Online Curriculum will include:

  • Daily Vocal Warmup and Voice Class taught by OCU Voice Faculty
  • One-On-One Coaching in Small Groups With
    • Dr. David Herendeen - Director of Opera and Music Theatre at OCU
    • Bass School of Music Coaching Staff
    • TheatreOCU Faculty
  • Repertoire Building - Small Groups and One-On-One Coaching of Existing Repertoire and Suggestions for Audition Repertoire Based on Type, Style and Vocal Range
  • Private Voice Lessons - One 30 Minute Voice Lesson Each Week
  • Elective Classes (Headshot & Resume, College Q&A's, etc.)
  • Zoom Sessions with Broadway Performers and Industry Professionals

Technical Requirements for Participation:

  • At least two devices that can be used simultaneously - phone, tablet, laptop, desktop
  • Free Zoom account - Zoom System requirements
    • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
    • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
    • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
    • Operating System – Windows 10 or higher, Macintosh OS Yosemite or higher;
    • Processor – i5 Intel processor or higher preferred;
    • Memory – 4GB of DRAM or higher, 8GB of DRAM recommended;
    • Zoom - Your instructor will provide you a link.
    • Browser - It is strongly recommended that Google Chrome or Firefox is used as your primary browser, Internet Explorer is not supported or recommended.
    • Webcam – 1280 X 720 resolution;
    • Audio capabilities – a headset or internal computer mic;
    • Reliable access to the internet (we suggest the computer is in the same room as the Wifi router);
  • Ability to print or download material a plus!


  • College Planning Guide
  • FAFSA Cheat Sheet
  • Exclusive Member Facebook Group
  • "Troubleshoot Your Tech" Check-Ins Prior to the Event
  • Making the Most of College Visits
  • Resource List for College Planning


To apply, please click here to go to our partner organization, Acceptd. Once you are registered with, simply create your profile and Acceptd will walk you through the application process. This will include uploading your headshot, resume, and audition(click here for audition requirements). A $50 application fee is required to submit your summer application.

Don't worry if you have little or no previous experience: Applications are processed based on the merits and personality shown in your audition.



Students who submit an application by January 20th, 2020 receive 15% off their entire tuition. Early application also provides financial aid consideration for qualified students.


To be considered for financial aid, simply complete the financial portion on the application form at Please note that financial aid is limited and not guaranteed. Early application is suggested. Please see APPLICATION DEADLINES below for submission deadlines.


OKCU Summer Music is pleased to offer a $150 scholarship to students selected to participate in their state's honor choir (All-State). Documented proof of participation/award required. See Tuition and Policies for details.


  • Two songs from the musical theater repertoire – one pre-1970 musical theater selection and one of your choice. Neither song should exceed three minutes. You must record your selections live with live piano accompaniment only – no background or karaoke accompaniments are accepted. Only microphones attached to camera input are allowed. Auditions should not be recorded using reverb enhancement or any pitch altering technology. If pitch altering or enhancement is suspected a new recording will be requested.
  • A theatrical monologue. Monologues should not exceed 1 minute.


  • Recordings of live stage performances/shows are not acceptable.


First Admission Deadline: January 20th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by January 31st.

Second Admission Deadline: February 15th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by February 28th.

Third Admission Deadline: March 20th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by March 27th.