Alumni

Since 1977, Oklahoma’s most talented high school students have gathered at Quartz Mountain for two weeks every summer, studying with nationally renowned artists in an atmosphere of arts immersion. As students form friendships, meet mentors, and hone their skills, they make memories that last a lifetime. Many OSAI alumni enjoy successful artistic careers, while others become arts supporters in their communities. Whether our alumni pursue the arts or not, they credit their experiences at OSAI with giving them the discipline and self-confidence they need to become successful, well-rounded citizens. 

Since 1983, over 5,000 educators and adult artists have attended the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Many OFAI participants pass on the knowledge they gained at Quartz Mountain to thousands of Oklahoma schoolchildren, reaching an average of 50,000 students each year. Amateur and professional artists who attend OFAI enrich the artistic culture of the region and the nation.

ARE YOU AN ALUM OF OUR SUMMER OR FALL PROGRAM?

Please be sure we have your current contact information by signing up for our mailing list and marking which program you attended. We’d also love to hear your success story - email us today!

Featured Alumni

Many OSAI alumni enjoy successful artistic careers. As we work to identify other alumni, take a look at our partial list to see if you recognize any of these artists.

Yolanda Kondonassis HARPIST

OSAI discipline: Orchestra

Dates of attendance: 1977

OAI Alumni Hall of Fame Profile 

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Megan Mullally ACTOR

OSAI discipline: Mime

Dates of attendance: 1977

meganmullally.net

Troy Word PHOTOGRAPHER

OSAI discipline: Photography

Dates of attendance: 1979

OAI Alumni Hall of Fame Profile

troyword.com

Tim Blake Nelson ACTOR, WRITER, FILMMAKER

OSAI discipline: Creative Writing

Dates of attendance: 1980-1982

OAI Alumni Hall of Fame Profile

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Timothy Long CONDUCTOR

OSAI discipline: Orchestra

Dates of attendance: 1983-1986

OAI Alumni Hall of Fame Profile

timothyglong.com

Ree Drummond WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, TV PERSONALITY

OSAI discipline: Ballet

Dates of attendance: 1985

thepioneerwoman.com

Matt Marr ACTOR, COMEDIAN

OSAI discipline: Chorus

Dates of Attendance: 1993-1997

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Kyle Dillingham VIOLINIST

OSAI discipline: Orchestra

Dates of attendance: 1995-1997

kyle-web.com

Milena Govich ACTOR, SINGER, DANCER

OSAI discipline: Ballet

Dates of attendance: 1995-1997

imdb.com/name/nm1950996

Molly Wizenberg WRITER

OSAI discipline: Creative Writing

Dates of Attendance: 1995-1996

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