In May 2018, The Nellie Tholen Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation awarded Steinway Artist Claire Wachter a grant of $40,000 to complete the second phase of The Virtual Piano Master Course online video series.
Alexandre Dossin, professor of piano performance and literature, who has been added to the prestigious roster of Steinway Artists, will perform at the Steinway and Sons Gallery in Beverly Hills on November 2, 2016.
Critics have called Dossin a "wonderful pianist," "master of contrasts," "master of expressiveness," and “a stunning pianist with a symbiotic relationship with the instrument."
Associate Professor of Dance Brad Garner and his non-profit organization "Integrated Arts" has won a $75,000 Creative Heights Award from the Oregon Community Foundation to produce and tour a new work based on the life of legendary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla. The work, which is entitled "Tesla: Light, Sound, Color," aims to creatively merge artistic disciplines with physics. The premiere performance is scheduled for Fall 2017 at the Soreng Theatre in the Hult Center.
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 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.
May 8, 2015—Think fast! Alison Kaufman, a doctoral student in the SOMD’s musicology program (far left in this photo), placed first in the University of Oregon Graduate School's Three-Minute Thesis Competition on Friday, May 1.
April 24, 2015—Loren Kajikawa, assistant professor of musicology and ethnomusicology, tells us about his new book, and why assumptions about race are just as contingent as classifications of musical genre.
February 24, 2015—A new book by Assistant Professor of Musicology Loren Kajikawa is reviewed in the February 22 issue of The Register-Guard.