School of Music and Dance

Sabrina Madison-Cannon was the first woman of color promoted to full professor in the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s 113-year history. (Ryan Nicholson Photography)
July 6

Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants

Sabrina Madison-Cannon, the new dean of the School of Music and Dance, follows in the footsteps of African–American trailblazers
Rodney Marsalis
April 12

Trumpeter Rodney Marsalis sets visit with UO music students

The acclaimed musician will talk about his career, the music industry and empowerment
Student singing
April 2

SOMD to hold first-ever UO pop vocal competition May 2

The contest is open to all UO students, who have until April 13 to submit a video entry
Edmund A. Cykler
April 2

Gift creates new endowed chair to honor UO music pioneer

The late professor Edmund Cykler was a ‘tireless builder of bridges from Eugene to the world’
Beth Wheeler with students
March 1

Volunteer brings music to children who need it the most

Beth Wheeler, a UO instructor, uses music to help reach youngsters at Jasper Mountain
Professor and students with primate skulls
February 23

From fossils to folklore, new exhibit spotlights UO research

An opening reception for the campus community will be held March 2 at the museum
Choir students around piano
February 13

Gift of music has North Eugene choir singing a happy tune

Two old baby grand pianos that were gathering dust at the UO have found new homes
Sabrina Madison-Cannon
January 8

Accomplished choreographer selected as next dean for SOMD

Sabrina Madison-Cannon comes to the UO from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Music student Juan Valdez
January 2

Sound investments pay off for the School of Music and Dance

A donor-funded renovation and expansion, completed in 2009, has been put to good use
Frohnmayer Music Building
November 27

Visits begin for School of Music and Dance dean candidates

The first two candidates visit Monday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 7