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.


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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Techies – Help needed for set construction.

Where: Tech Auditorium When: 4/14 from 10AM to 4PM This Saturday, Mr. Fern will be working in the Auditorium to ...
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Music – Music Department Fundraiser – POSTPONED

POSTPONED MARCH 11, 2020 According to a directive issued by the district this afternoon there cannot be any off-site fundraising ...
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Music – Orchestra Festival 03/04

[Show thumbnails] On March 04, the OUSD Orchestra Festival took place at Roosevelt Middle School. Nine schools, six choirs over ...
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Techies – Black to the Future 2/21

[Show thumbnails] On Friday, February 21st, our Techies crew provided a great production support for the Dance Department’s Black History ...
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Dance – Black to the Future 2/21

[Show thumbnails] On Friday, February 21, the Dance department brought to the stage a collection of dances, fashion and art ...
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