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What’s Your Passion? Find it here.
The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU educates students, artist-practitioners, and scholars in a learning environment that cultivates SOU’s values of creativity, collaboration, discovery, and diversity.
The OCA is an academic division of Southern Oregon University and offers programs of study for students in Music, Theatre, and Creative Arts. In addition the OCA is a regional arts center which includes the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA), Chamber Music Concerts, The Tutunov Piano Series, Oregon Fringe Festival, Oregon Arts Medallion, ShakespeareAMERICA, and a multitude of art exhibitions and theatre, music and dance performances.
The OCA partners with community arts organizations including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Britt Music & Arts Festival, Ashland New Plays Festival, Southern Oregan Repertory Singers, Rogue Valley Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphonic Band, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Ashland Gallery Association, and many more.
Special Covid-19 Message to OCA Students, Patrons, and Employees
The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU acknowledges and shares concerns about protecting against the spread of COVID-19. Your safety and health remains a top priority for SOU. Proactive steps are still in place across the campus. SOU is coordinating with its community partners, including the City of Ashland and Jackson County, as well as with the Oregon Health Authority, regarding all relevant safety and health updates.
For further information go to: COVID-19 & SOU
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Your Southern Oregon Arts Experience Starts Here
Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU brings creatives together to practice their individual artistic passions while inspiring one another across the disciplines.
The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU is excited to be associated with the many Affiliated Arts Programs on campus and in the community.
There’s a long history of collaboration between Southern Oregon University and professional arts organizations both locally and throughout the state.
The Schneider Museum of Art
The SMA engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs that support interdisciplinary study, research, and discourse for both the academic and public communities.
Chamber Music Concerts
CMC’s mission is to present chamber music of the highest quality for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of the Southern Oregon, Northern California, and Southern Oregon University communities.
A forum for practitioners, scholars, teachers, students, and audiences to explore new and provocative thinking about the works of William Shakespeare through the prism of an American perspective.