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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

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.


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