Programs

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Designed to serve adults, 18 and up, the Community Music program offers a wide array of group and private instruction, classes, ensembles, ongoing lecture series, special events, and concerts.   learn more

Workshops & Master Classes
OPC invites musicians of international renown to engage our students and enrich our community. Past residencies have included: Afro-Peruvian musician and National Treasure- Juan Medrano Cotito; Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops; Ronnie Daliyo, Zimbabwean master musician and dancer; Airto Moreia-Brazilian percussionist and first DownBeat magazine Latino Percussionist of the Year, Steve Turre- Julliard School of Music Professor of Jazz Trombone; Count Basie Orchestra Rhythm Section; John Santos, percussionist & historian; Branice McKenzie, vocalist formerly with Harry Belafonte.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”home_page_first_block home_page_programs_block” css=”.vc_custom_1524566940520{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_id=”programs”][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class=”home_programs_tab” el_id=”slide-top”][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Preparatory Studies in Music (ages 8-17)
This is an after-school and Saturday program for youth that exposes youth to specific instruments and performance. The program offers group & private lessons, special workshops, master classes, and performance opportunities. Instruments are provided as needed and available. Classes include: Beginning Performance Ensembles, Composition, Musicianship, Theory & Harmony, History, Strings, Piano, Percussion, Zimbabwean Marimbas, Guitar, Electric Bass, Banjo and a variety of electives.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”prgm_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”After-school programs” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564486404{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]OPC partners with schools and youth centers to offer music classes during the after-school hours. Our classes are offered in schools and youth centers throughout Oakland.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”430″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]OPC partners with schools and youth centers to offer music classes during the after-school hours. Our classes are offered in schools and youth centers throughout Oakland.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”bgp_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Black Girls Play (BGP) ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564508804{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]Black Girls Play (BGP) is a holistic program combining music education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and leadership development for aspiring Black Girl musicians. Girls not only become proficient on an instrument, they also learn about the various professions in the ecosystem within a musician thrives. Girls participate in a variety of Business of Music and Technology classes that introduce the girls to the varied occupational choices in the field of music.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”53″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]Black Girls Play (BGP) is a holistic program combining music education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and leadership development for aspiring Black Girl musicians. Girls not only become proficient on an instrument, they also learn about the various professions in the ecosystem within a musician thrives. Girls participate in a variety of Business of Music and Technology classes that introduce the girls to the varied occupational choices in the field of music.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”eim_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Explorations in Music ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564552164{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]This program introduces children to music. They are exposed to a variety of instruments and develop their appreciation of different musical styles and genres. The program meets the students where they are, regardless of their musical ability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”300″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]This program introduces children to music. They are exposed to a variety of instruments and develop their appreciation of different musical styles and genres. The program meets the students where they are, regardless of their musical ability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”fdye_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Fredrick Douglas Youth Ensemble (FDYE) ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564559958{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]The pre-professional program, serves up to 20 intermediate and advanced music students, ages 12- 20 years old. Youth in this program are selected through audition, and are pursuing music as a part their middle/high school, college and professional careers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”301″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]The pre-professional program, serves up to 20 intermediate and advanced music students, ages 12- 20 years old. Youth in this program are selected through audition, and are pursuing music as a part their middle/high school, college and professional careers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”osa_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”OPC/SFJAZZ Academy ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564578334{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]This collaboration with SFJAZZ Education provides access to comprehensive jazz education and mentoring for young, aspiring musicians of color in Oakland. The curriculum provides the essential, rigorous training needed to cultivate proficiency and excellence in Jazz. It is free to middle-school students with a minimum of one year of music instruction.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”372″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]This collaboration with SFJAZZ Education provides access to comprehensive jazz education and mentoring for young, aspiring musicians of color in Oakland. The curriculum provides the essential, rigorous training needed to cultivate proficiency and excellence in Jazz. It is free to middle-school students with a minimum of one year of music instruction.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”sma_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Summer Music Academy ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564586506{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]The Summer Music Academy offers three 2-weeks sessions, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. The multidisciplinary curriculum offers vocal and instrumental classes, as well as movement, dance, Tai Chi, yoga, visual art, ensembles and weekly field trips.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”373″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]The Summer Music Academy offers three 2-weeks sessions, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. The multidisciplinary curriculum offers vocal and instrumental classes, as well as movement, dance, Tai Chi, yoga, visual art, ensembles and weekly field trips.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_id=”tmm_slide”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Teen Music Mentors” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:21px|text_align:left|color:%23007852″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1524564595974{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”mo_hide”]After two full years in the Prep Program, teens have the ability to become Teen Music Mentors to their peers and younger students. A variety of service positions are available, including: music, academic and social mentors, arts administration assistants, general administrative support, afterschool program assistants. Teen Music Mentors receive a stipend while serving in the program.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”445″ img_size=”full” alignment=”right”][vc_column_text el_class=”d_hide”]After two full years in the Prep Program, teens have the ability to become Teen Music Mentors to their peers and younger students. A variety of service positions are available, including: music, academic and social mentors, arts administration assistants, general administrative support, afterschool program assistants. Teen Music Mentors receive a stipend while serving in the program.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”home_page_second_block” css=”.vc_custom_1512559033960{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”235″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1534154832585{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}” title=”Focus, Dedication, Discipline” el_class=”image_text”][/vc_column][/vc_row]