Community Music Education

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.

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.


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.