Many MUJ- and MUS-subject courses satisfy UO Core Education groups and cultural literacy requirements. For a complete list, see the registrar's group-satisfying and cultural literacy courses chart. Course descriptions are available in the music catalog.
Note that as applied to UO Core Education groups, MUS and MUJ are considered the same subject code.
All of the SOMD's Music Ensembles are open to nonmajors. Ensemble auditions for fall term take place during Week of Welcome. To inquire about winter and spring term auditions, students should contact the ensemble instructor directly. Note that some ensembles require a full-year commitment.
Ensemble repeat limits for nonmajors:
- MUJ 390-395 = May be taken a maximum of 12 times
- MUS 391 = May be taken a maximum of 12 times
- MUS 394 = May be taken a maximum of 12 times
- MUS 395-397 = May be taken a maximum of 12 times
Students interested in taking beginning level instruction should contact the instructor directly, or the head of that instrumental area. For piano, contact Dr. Grace Ho and for voice, contact Dr. Craig Phillips. For further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intermediate & Advanced Level:
Private lessons are available to nonmajors for all instruments and voice on a space-available basis.
Pianists and singers with some classical training or experience may begin at MUP 165, placement auditions for which typically take place prior to the beginning of the term.
For all other instruments, interested students should contact performance faculty prior to registration to arrange a placement audition. This level placement will determine which course number the student should enroll.
MUP repeat limits for nonmajors:
Per UO General Limitations, non-music majors may earn a maximum of 12 MUP credits. Within this subject code limitation, students may take MUP 114, 115, 165 (and with faculty approval, MUP 365) a maximum of six times.
The SOMD is offering audition-based, non-music major scholarships for participation in specific ensembles to ensure the pedagogical success of these ensembles for music majors as well as to increase campus-wide awareness and involvement in SOMD programs.
Each scholarship will be worth $600, and will be credited to the student’s UO account. Each
scholarship is renewable for up to three quarters within a single academic year with a
minimum course grade of “B” and good standing status within the ensemble.
Scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, though priority will be
given to undergraduates.
Auditions will be held during Week of Welcome and then prior to each quarter thereafter.
Qualifying ensembles are UO Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Wind Ensemble, Oregon Wind Symphony, Oregon Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Chamber Choir, and UO
Gospel Singers. For more information contact Associate Dean Michael Grose.