For ten years running, every single one of our music education graduates has received job offers upon graduation. If you want to teach, a degree from Oregon signals strong preparation.
A limited number of graduate teaching fellowships (GTFs) are available to admitted graduate music and dance majors. Awards vary somewhat from year to year but they frequently are available in the following areas:
Music: band, brass instruments, choral conducting, composition, intermedia music technology, jazz studies, music education, music history, music theory, percussion, piano accompaniment, piano pedagogy, stringed instruments (some in affiliation with the Eugene Symphony), voice, and woodwinds
Dance: dance and dance accompaniment
These fellowships include a stipend as well as a tuition waiver and generous health benefits. For more information contact the Graduate Office, School of Music and Dance.
The Community Music Institute (CMI) helps UO strings majors gain invaluable teaching experience by giving weekly individual and group lessons to more than 100 students, ages three and older, in Eugene and surrounding communities.
Music students also assist with the school's intensive summer programs for middle school and high school musicians: Concert Band Camp (including an all-star jazz band), Marching Band Leadership Camp, Jazz Improvisation Camp, and the Northwest Suzuki Institute.