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Winter Term Updates and Reminders

Monday, Dec. 14 to Thursday, Dec. 24
The music building student access hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Friday, Dec. 25 to Monday, Jan. 4 at 6:50 a.m.
The music building will be closed for the holidays.

Monday, Jan. 4
The music building will open to students from 6:50 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day.

Masked and socially-distanced students return to in-person rehearsals in Aasen-Hull Hall during fall term, 2020 (photo credit: Dennis Llinàs).

Fall 2020: How Music and Dance Returned to Campus

The sound of music wafted through the hallways of the Frohnmayer Music Building and swirled around its outdoor spaces, from the amphitheater to the courtyard. Footfalls from dance choreography echoed inside Gerlinger Annex. If this were any other year, it would be the standard soundtrack for fall term. But this was 2020, and in a year like no other, these noises heralded a return to a new normal.

COVID-19 Fall Term Resumption Plans

On August 26, UO President Michael Schill sent a letter to the UO community about the current state of the university’s COVID-19 response, as well as overarching plans for resuming studies and activities in the fall term. While the letter touches on the topics of health and safety, adapting to create opportunities for first-year students, and tuition, its ultimate message is that remote and online learning is in the best interest of UO students, faculty, staff, and public health.


As we approach fall term, we know you have a lot of questions about campus life during this uncertain time. Foremost, we want you to know that we’re working hard to make your return safe and healthy. We’re here to support you and keep you informed.

Film composer Harry-Gregson Williams.

Virtual Event Offers a Peek at Movie Composer’s Home Studio

By Steve Fyffe

Working remotely is still something new for many people these days, but film composer Harry Gregson-Williams has been creating soundtracks for hit Hollywood movies from his home studio in Los Angeles for years.

“I did most of (Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated film) ‘The Martian’ at my home studio in the middle of the night,” Gregson-Williams said.


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