September 24, 2015—Now Dossin and his piano studio of eager UO musicians from several countries have set their sights on a new goal: a tour of the Pacific Northwest in which six graduate student pianists will perform Franz Liszt’s monumental “Transcendental Etudes,” a cycle of twelve inspiring etudes considered some of the most difficult in the piano repertoire.
September 23, 2015—The newest member of the dance faculty is Assistant Professor Habib Iddrisu, a traditionally trained musician, dancer, and historian from northern Ghana. Iddrisu is bringing his talent to the creation of a new dance ensemble, called Dema, which Iddrisu calls “a total African performance experience.”
September 21, 2015—The University of Oregon Department of Dance is honored to be selected as the host of the 2017 Northwest Conference meeting of the American College Dance Association!
September 21, 2015—The University of Oregon is enormously proud to launch the annual ChamberMusic@Beall concert series—known throughout Oregon for bringing renowned live chamber musicians to the ears of Willamette Valley music-lovers—with a visit by the Montrose Trio.
September 15, 2015—Alumnus Sean Jacob Turner has set a Guinness World Record for the highest elevation for a performance by a freestanding tuba soloist.
August 13, 2015—After enjoying a round of positive press at the time of its spring release, Alexandre Dossin’s new recording of Bernstein’s Thirteen Anniversaries continues to wow critics.
July 30, 2015—The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is pleased to announce the receipt of a significant gift of in excess of $374,000 from the estate of emeritus faculty member John Hamilton.
A recent alumnus ruminates on the power of music