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Remembering Piano Professor Victor Steinhardt

Victor Steinhardt, pianist, composer, and beloved teacher, passed away peacefully at home on July 30, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. He was born on March 10, 1943 in Los Angeles,  California. His parents, Mischa and Pearl Steinhardt, were music lovers who encouraged Victor to begin piano lessons at age seven.  Victor studied with Salome Ramras, Aube Tzerko and Rosina Lhevinne. At age ten, he launched his composition career by creating “Hot Air on the G String,” inspired by Bach’s Air on the G String and the novelty piece The Hot Canary.

Three Violinists Win at International Music Competition

Congratulations to three of the School of Music and Dance violinists who placed at The Music International Grand Prix Competition! The competition is a multi-round international competition for musicians of all ages. Performances were held in Canada, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Originally scheduled to be held in New York City with a winners' concert in Carnegie Hall, the finals were moved to Virginia due to COVID-19 with the winners' concert held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Matthew Garrett Residency

Matthew L. Garrett (he/him) is Associate Professor of Music Education, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education, and Director of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinates the music education licensure program, and leads university faculty, staff, and students in educational development programming to improve student learning. 

Nan Schwartz Residency

Composer and arranger Nan Schwartz brings her acclaimed talent for creating lush harmonic landscapes and her experience as a pioneer on the Hollywood music scene to the University of Oregon for a virtual spring residency which will include a masterclass on the art of arranging, a composing workshop, a film scoring session, rehearsals of her work, and discussio


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