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.
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.
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
Pianist Lara Downes brings her "luscious, moody, and dreamy” (The New York Times) artistry to the University of Oregon for a virtual spring residency that includes a unique blend of performance, historical exploration, and pedagogy. All events are online and open to the public. Register Now!
The series of virtual events from February 23-28 featuring Trotter Visiting Professor Meredith Monk and members of her renowned vocal ensemble may be viewed on the School of Music Dance's YouTube Channel:
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.
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.
When University of Oregon Opera Ensemble director Karen Esquivel needed advice on how to make face masks that could keep her students safe from COVID-19, she knew exactly who to turn to: Connie Kulick, vice chair of the advancement council at the School of Music and Dance.
In co-operation with the University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, the SOMD Committee for Equity and Inclusion works to facilitate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all. https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ceisomd/