The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (SOMD) is the premier higher education institution for music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of nine distinct schools and colleges that comprise the University of Oregon.
A comprehensive public institution, the SOMD offers courses in music education, music performance, pedagogy, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music theory, musicology, popular music, music technology, choreography-performance, dance education, dance history, dance science, and liberal arts studies in both music and dance. The SOMD offers degrees from bachelor’s through doctoral levels, as well as a graduate performance certificate.
The SOMD has provided an exceptionally supportive community to scholars, artists, performers and dreamers for more than a century. It presents over 300 concerts and events each year featuring visiting professors, guest artists, faculty and students.
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