July 8, 2014—We are saddened to report the passing of Eric Humphrey, member of the Oregon Athletic Bands from 2010 to 2014.
June 13, 2014—This July the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, the big band of the University of Oregon, will tour Europe, performing at four prestigious festivals in three countries over the course of just six days.
June 9, 2014—Charlie Hankin, a graduate student studying violin performance, has been awarded a Fulbright for 2014-15.
June 6, 2014—In a challenge to conventional wisdom (and perhaps to rational thought), on June 3 the School of Music and Dance “Staph Infection” team of administrative staff won the Ultimate Disc championship sponsored annually by the UO’s Tuba-Euphonium studio.
June 5, 2014—The University of Oregon Alumni Association has selected renowned music educator Mr. Lynn Sjolund as its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus, the highest honor the UO bestows upon alumni.
June 4, 2014—The School of Music and Dance will welcome home two of its own at the SOMD commencement exercises scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturdy, June 14. The school has selected Michael Harrison '83 and Karen Studd, MS '83 as recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor the school can bestow on its graduates.
June 2, 2014—Assistant Professor of Musicology Loren Kajikawa is profiled this summer in Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon.
May 29, 2014—Dance major Shynna Harper, who will graduate this term, is currently profiled on the UO homepage. The profile is part of the UO's ongoing "Graduate Profiles" series.
May 27, 2014—The UO Opera Ensemble, led by opera instructor Dr. Karen Esquivel, traveled to four elementary schools in Springfield, Ore. on April 24 and 25, performing Montsalvatge's "Puss in Boots" to nearly 1,000 children.