School of Music and Dance

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April 8

Portland conference explores the changing role of media

Not too long ago, the word “media” referred to defined communication channels, such as newspapers, film, radio and television.
Professor Robert Kyr
April 5

Top composition prize goes to UO's Robert Kyr

Kyr, a professor of composition, recently received the prestigious Arts and Letters Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Matthew Halls conducting an Oregon Bach Festival concert.
April 1

Tickets on sale for this year's Oregon Bach Festival

The festival is expected to attract more than 15,000 people from across the U.S. and overseas over the course an 18-day run this summer.
UO musicology professor Marian Smith
March 18

Musicologist tapped for prestigious NY fellowship

Smith will be in residence this summer at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, where she and a collaborator will finish a book on 19th-...
The UO Marching Band performing at Autzen Stadium
March 10

Sound a horn: ‘Mighty Oregon’ fight song is 100 years old

Create your own version of the venerable UO fight song and enter it for a chance at four tickets to the Ducks’ opening football game or a $100 Duck Store gift...
A Chinese fan dance is an example of the kinds of entertainment at the annual Asian Celebration
February 18

UO helps make 31st Asian Celebration the best fest yet

From martial arts demonstrations to symphonic percussion, UO students and faculty help make the annual Asian Celebration memorable.
Dancers at a recent show by the UO's new Hip Hop Ensemble, one of seven campus groups seeking crowdfunding help.
February 1

Seven new crowdfunding projects go live

The campaigns hope to use the power of crowdfunding to raise money for a variety of programs that serve students and the community.
Janelle McCoy is the new director of the Oregon Bach Festival
December 14

Janelle McCoy named new Oregon Bach Festival director

Formerly the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, McCoy has deep experience in symphony management.
UO music theory professor Jack Boss won the Wallace Berry Award for his book "Schoenberg's Twelve-Tone Music"
November 17

Music professor Jack Boss wins Wallace Berry Award

The award is presented each year in recognition of a distinguished book by an author of any age or career stage.
Soprano Laura Decher Wayte is a UO voice instructor
October 29

Sight and sound meet in original Beall Hall concert

Soprano and UO faculty member Laura Decher Wayte joins with mixed-media artist Lillian Almeida in ‘Mortal Sphere.’