After decades of silence, a University of Oregon student, Charles Demonnin, is bringing music back to Portland’s Jefferson High School by reviving the “Sounds of Jefferson” jazz-funk ensemble.
Last fall, fifteen UO music students studied abroad for three months in Vienna, Austria. Violinist Professor Gearhart created the program to give music students the opportunity to experience Vienna, the birthplace of classical music, as the music core sequences often make it difficult for music majors to study abroad.
Rodney Dorsey is the Associate Professor of Conducting and Director of Bands and the Oregon Wind Ensemble. He shares his amazement on how students create music that can have an affect on an audience. Bryn Hlava, a dance major, explains the wonderful relationship between music and dance and its positive role in her education as a dancer.
April 5, 2016—Robert Kyr, head of the composition area of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, has been awarded one of the top prizes in the country in the field of music composition.
March 30, 2016—On April 15 and 16, the UO Repertory Dance Company, composed of elite student dancers of the University of Oregon, will launch its 18th season.
March 15, 2016—This April, graduate students and faculty members of the musicology area of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will facilitate an ambitious academic conference on the UO campus.