The Society for Music Perception and Cognition is a not-for-profit organization for researchers and others interested in music perception and cognition. The biennial in-person meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC 2022) will be held from August 4-7, 2022 at Portland Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, OR, USA. Join UO Professor Zachary Wallmark for four days of lectures, conversation, and collaboration.
Congratulations to the 2022-23 Cykler Song Scholar Winners, Annie Liu (Musicology) and Camila Osses (Piano)!
This award serves to provide financial support and mentorship to graduate students interested in pursuing original research related to song and to encourage the exploration of underexplored song repertoire. Annie and Camila will be provided a $6000 research award and mentorship from Stephen Rodgers, Edmund A. Cykler Chair in Music and Professor of Music Theory and Musicianship, over the course of the 2022/23 academic year.
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.