Music – OT Winter Showcase


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OT Winter Music Showcase

After more than a year hiatus our musical ensembles made a return to the Oakland Tech stage. We want to thank everyone that came out to support and listen to music live. 

We also want to thank our Oakland Tech Techies  for helping make this a great return to in person music listening.

Please enjoy watching the videos at the link below – 

1st Piece; 2nd Piece; Summertime 3rd Piece; 4th Piece; 5th Piece; 6th Piece; Debussy 7th Piece; Singers 8th Piece;  Handel 9th Piece; Mozart 10th Piece; Singers 11th Piece; Zoe’s solo 12th Piece; Grace’s solo 13th Piece; Respect 14th Piece; Finale 15th Piece.


Drama – Much Ado About Nothing


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Much Ado About Nothing

Thank you to all that came to see us in person, donated money for tickets, and provided much support, warmth and recognition to our cast and crew.

After, more than a year of remote learning and no live performances our students and our crew – mostly new to their roles –  with much dedication and commitment brought to life this play during their 3-day run in Novemeber. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the parent support on and off the stage, and the monetary and community support we have received and that has allowed us to make this, our first return to a physical stage possible and successful. 

We have been lucky enough to gain support from the unlikeliest places that allowed out to simulcast during our first performance.  

You can view the entire play again if you so choose on the Performing Arts YT channel.


Drama – Much Ado About Nothing

much ado about nothing

LiveStream link for 11/18 (Thursday):

We invite Oakland Tech students, parents, staff and faculty,  and the community at large to come and enjoy an evening of live theater brought to you by Tech Rep students, the first in over 20 months.

When: Curtain is up at 7 PM on Thursday 11-18, Friday 11-19, and Saturday 11-20

Tickets: Students with School ID $3.00, Adults $5.00

Due to COVID restrictions our audience capacity will be limited, we encourage everyone to reserve their tickets at this link, for payment and pick up at the front of the Auditorium on the day you have selected. To address the limited audience capacity we will be taping our performance and posting it on our You Tube channel at a later date. We are attempting, with much community support, to simulcast at least one performance.

Please know that COVID-19 rules will be strictly enforced: all events will be subject to COVID-19 safety measures, which will include proof of vaccination, face covering, and physical distancing.

To add to the festivities, we are attempting to provide food and water for our audience prior to the shows – (if you are a community member and would like to donate food please contact our parent lead at this link).

We can’t wait to see you !

We are looking for parent or student volunteers: you can sign up here (back of house) or here (food)

Drama/Techies – Volunteers Needed for our upcoming play

parent &community volunteers needed! 


Dear Performing Arts parents and OT Community at large:

Our Drama department is working hard to bring you a play this coming November. The first play in over 20+ months! We need your help!! November is a crucial month of rehearsals ending with 3 performances. 

The cast and crew are in need of the following:

Make up and Hair support – we need parent and/or community volunteers willing to help our students during rehearsals  (you can check when rehearsals are happening here). You can also sign up by going to this link

Construction: Our Techies are hard at work, but they need construction support for set building. You can also sign up by going to this link

Cast food and meals: The cast and crew will enter a month of long rehearsals to organize the food donations for 45-to 50 students on multiple days as well as offering refreshments and food for performance nights to audience members. Please sign up here

Front of house: During the performances we will need  parent volunteers for ticket distribution and payment intake Please sign up here.

Please consider getting involved we want to come back strong and put forth a great performance

Music – Muse VIVO 2021-22


Greetings Perspective VIVO Students and Community:

The music plays on as we mark the 10th anniversary of the MUSE VIVO Orchestra in this 2021-22 season.  We carry on the legacy of Maestro Michael Morgan, putting the “WE” in the orchestra world.
Through the partnership of Oakland Symphony MUSE and Oakland Unified Music, we are aiming towards an IN PERSON MUSE VIVO season as we support building strong, vibrant, enduring strings throughout Oakland. Invite your friends to participate in this tuition free after school program for secondary string students, it will be a great season which begins on Thursday November 4th and runs weekly through March 2022.   
More info:
As always, please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
We are here to share that music makes the world a better place.
Register TODAY!
Beth Vandervennet
pronouns: she/her
Lead Teaching Artist MUSE Mentor & Cellist
1440 Broadway, Suite 405 
Oakland, CA  94612
Main Office Tel: (510) 444-0801
Cell: (510) 301-2267

Drama – Please welcome Ms. Colleen Egan

We would like to welcome our Performing Arts new Theater faculty member., Ms. Colleen Egan. 

Ms.  Egan is a Bay Area native and has  worked as an actor and director in the San Francisco area before transitioning into a full time teaching career. Ms. Egan taught Drama, Literature, and Special Education at Leadership Public Schools- Hayward for five years before joining the amazing Tech community. Ms. Egan holds a BA in Drama from Seattle University and a M.Ed in Urban Education from Holy Names University. She has an (almost) two year old son named Owen.