School of Music and Dance

Dwight Rhoden
November 12

UO dancers leap at chance to work with master choreographer

A visit by world-renowned dance master Dwight Rhoden gives students a chance to swing
Sonia Cummings
November 8

SOMD soprano Sonia Cummings one step closer to the Met

The master’s candidate auditioned at the district level and travels to regional auditions in February
Oregon Marching Band at Autzen
October 19

Festival of Bands competition hits Autzen Stadium Oct. 27

High school marching bands from across the Pacific Northwest are set to compete in Eugene
Souvagini Paul
October 1

Entry deadline approaching for UO Pop Voice competition

The contest is open to all UO students, who must submit an entry video by Oct. 19
Fall Preview logo
September 24

A sneak peek at autumn events

Campus will have no end of cool ways to celebrate the season and kick off the school year
Band member playing guitar
September 5

Oregon Jazz swings through Europe on a big band tour

The student ensemble plays some of the top music festivals in Switzerland, France and Italy
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’

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