May 27, 2014—The UO Opera Ensemble, led by opera instructor Dr. Karen Esquivel, traveled to four elementary schools in Springfield, Ore. on April 24 and 25, performing Montsalvatge's "Puss in Boots" to nearly 1,000 children.
May 15, 2014—Instructor of music technology Chet Udell is included in an article published yesterday on CNN.com.
April 28, 2014—The University of Oregon’s innovative Vanguard Concert Series has been showcasing the music of the twentieth and twenty-first century for two decades now, and 2014 will be no exception. This May, the Vanguard Concert Series will present two icons of new music, in separate events.
April 21, 2014—The year 2014 marks an important milestone for the School of Music and Dance: it has been five years since the 2009 renovation and expansion of the MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building.
April 18, 2014—Frank M. Diaz, assistant professor of music education, has been elected as the next president of the Oregon Music Education Association (OMEA).
April 14, 2014—In 2013, the UO’s gospel program turned thirty, and to celebrate, program director Andiel Brown introduced his ensemble’s joyful noise to a whole new stage: the People’s Republic of China.
Ziyi Pan, who graduated from the UO in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in music and a minor in business, was instrumental in smoothing the way for Brown and his students to make the trip.
April 11, 2014—For the first time ever, a work by a University of Oregon dancer will be honored with inclusion in the biennial American College Dance Festival, the highest possible honor in adjudicated collegiate dance.
April 10, 2014—Donor Gary Ferrington and SOMD alumnus Brandon Scott Rumsey '12 were recently profiled on the UO development website.