About

The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is the premier higher education institution of music and dance in the Pacific Northwest, one of eight distinct schools and colleges that compose Oregon’s flagship university.

A comprehensive public institution, the UO School of Music and Dance offers courses in choreography-performance, dance education, dance history, dance science, liberal arts studies in dance, music education, music performance, pedagogy, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music history-literature, music technology, and liberal arts studies in music.

Degrees are offered in dance from the bachelor’s through the master’s level, and in music from the bachelor’s through the doctoral level.

The UO School of Music and Dance has been guiding scholars, artists, dreamers, and performers for more than a century. SOMD students immerse themselves in a supportive community of artists and scholars who learn together, perform together, and socialize together.

With more than thirty student ensembles presenting repertoire from the classical to the contemporary, students have ample opportunity to practice and perform in cutting-edge facilities, and to engage with alumni and supporters.

The UO School of Music and Dance presents approximately 300 concerts and events each year, featuring visiting professors, guest artists, faculty artists, and student ensembles. The school’s wealth of concert styles ranges from contemporary dance to African dance, and from early and classical music to new music, world music, and jazz.