Under the direction of Performing Arts Program Chair Paul Chalakani, the mission of The OCC Repertory Theatre Company is to create opportunities for college and community participation in a variety of rich and diverse theatrical experiences. The Company seeks to engage, entertain, inspire, and educate, in order to enhance the cultural life of Ocean County College and the surrounding communities. The OCC/REP provides OCC students, faculty, staff and residents of neighboring communities the opportunity to attend and/or participate in quality performances of theatrical works – musicals and plays, classical and modern, traditional and experimental, through a well-balanced theatrical season. Additionally, The OCC/REP provides an environment for students of our performing arts program to apply what they are learning in a collaborative and encouraging format. The OCC/REP celebrates the power of the theatre to illuminate and mirror the human experience. Visit the OCC Repertory Theatre Company’s Facebook Group to learn more about auditions and shows.
The OCC Concert Band is organized for the purpose of providing students with the opportunity to perform under professional direction. As a result of this process, instrumental musical performance are offered to the college community on a regular basis.
The Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society, Inc. (GSP) is dedicated to a mission of maintaining and operating a professional symphony orchestra at the Jersey Shore; to giving concerts of cultural and educational value in and for the community; and to fostering such related activities that will encourage interest in and appreciation of music.
We work closely with the students and faculty of Ocean County College’s School of Arts and Humanities to provide students pursuing degrees in the arts with access to a working Performing Arts Center.