The School of Music and Dance will hold its 3rd Annual UO Pop Voice showcase on Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. The competition will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and UO music faculty in the music building’s Aasen-Hull Hall.
Associate Professor of Music Theory Drew Nobile is the recipent of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend. The grant will help fund research for his upcoming project, Voicing Form in Rock and Pop, 1991–2020.
The Opera department will be awarding three scholarships: the Ann & Wayne Lamon Musgrove Scholarship, the Thomas & Connie Kulick Scholarship, and the Kathleen Lacey Bezinover Scholarship.
Claire Worsey won both mock auditions (high horn and low horn)!
Lauren Griffith, Kayla Wenos, Evan Doster, and Ray Randol won the horn quartet competition!
Over the weekend the SOMD hosted the UO Concerto/Aria Competition. Congratulations to the winners!
UO Concerto/Aria Competition Winners:
Jun Yun, Piano
Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.23 - Edward McDowell
Elaine Melanie Martir, Flute
Trail of Tears - Michael Daugherty
Alfonso Keller-Casielles, Violin
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26 - Max Bruch
One of Hollywood’s most sought-after and prolific composers, Harry Gregson-Williams’s long list of film and television credits underscore his diverse range of talents. His genre-spanning projects include work on Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” “The Meg” directed by Jon Turteltaub, and “The Equalizer 2,” starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua.
World-class oboist and Grammy Award-winner, Alex Klein is the Spring 2022 Trotter Visting Professor. Klein will call UO home for four days in April, culmiating with a performance alongside the UO Wind Ensemble.
SOMD Adaptations to Current UO COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
In line with greater university protocols, the SOMD is no longer requiring face coverings in classrooms, studios, or performance spaces. Masks will be welcome but optional at the UO with some exceptions, such as in health care settings, and as otherwise required by law. Spring instruction and operations are in person.