Our Values and Culture

Four things you should know about our values and culture:

1. The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is grounded in the strength of the traditional canon, and fosters the creation and performance of new work.

2. We welcome risk-takers. Our students and faculty members experiment and innovate in a supportive environment that feels like a family.

3. There’s a place here for everyone. New students fit in quickly, no matter their background, instrument, or field of study.

4. The community is our classroom. Our verdant valley is full of off-campus arts organizations, concert venues, and opportunities to perform.