Welcome to Performing Arts!

The Oakland Technical HS Performing Arts Department aims to build integrity and artistry for individuals through being an active part of an ensemble through performing in any one or more of the four disciplines: Drama, Dance, Music and Theater Technical Management. In our classes we teach history, theory, notation, practice, composition and arranging, choreography and set-designs.

Our goals are to develop technique, adherence to rigour, artistry, time management, and concentration through Dance, Drama, Music and Stage Technical skills, and the personal perception as a performer, while building an understanding of the unique and important role that every individual plays in an ensemble, be it a play, a dance performance, musical accompaniment or group ensemble, or as the sound, lighting and back-stage crew.

To support our goals we request that students actively participate in class, rehearsals, fulfill their written assignments, practice their parts (Drama), agility (Dance), instrument (Music 20 minutes per day) and responsibilities (Techies).

All students must attend all of their rehearsals, and performances (see Calendar at this link). Students are responsible for notifying teachers well in advance and working out all arrangements for any conflicts arising with other activities and their performances.

TECH PERFORMING ARTS NEWS

Music – New Instrument lockers!!

[Show thumbnails] The New Music Lockers project was completed yesterday 6/25/2020. This was a last upgrade we’ve been planning all ...
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Performing and Visual Arts – A call for parents and community support

“We must come face-to-face with this new reality and prepare plans for how we intend to open our schools and ...
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Music – We Want to Welcome Tech’s new music Director

John Harrington has been a music educator in California for twenty years.He began playing trumpet at nine years old, earned ...
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Music – A Fond Farewell to Mr. Allen

We want to bid a fond farewell to Mr. Allen, our Oakland Tech Music Director. After leading the Skyline Music ...
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Music – Students help create a virtual performance.

The Music Department came together one more time to create a version of the Pointer Sisters’ Yes We Can Can, ...
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Music – Muse VIVO! Final Rehearsal

[Show thumbnails] During this time of social separation for the good of the community, many future performances have been cancelled ...
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