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Music Schools & Colleges in Oregon
The mission of the music faculty is to help Christian students develop the biblical values, musical skills, and professional knowledge they need to serve our world effectively, representing Christ in life, ministry, and service. Corban music students can expect to be challenged and prepared to participate in the world of music.
Eastern Oregon University’s Music Department is a focused and lively part of life on the campus. Our students participate in many musical events and programs throughout the year that add to the artistic heritage of the Grande Ronde Valley. Our faculty is made up of a dedicated and talented team of professional musicians and educators that strive to create a student-centered learning and performance environment where student individuality and growth can be fostered.
The Music Department is part of the Performing Arts Department within the School of Arts and Sciences. Music majors are able to earn a BA degree in Music Education or a BA in Music with concentrations in Composition, Performance, Pre-Teaching, or General. The music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and many of its graduates have gone on to distinguished and successful careers in education and performance.
The Music Department at Lewis & Clark is unique in several ways: in addition to musicianship, literature, theory, and weekly lessons in their performance area, all our majors study conducting, instrumentation, and world music. We’re committed to the integration of Western and non-Western music; our programs in musicology and ethnomusicology are exceptional, as are our programs in music education, composition, and performance.
The Linfield College music program offers music training and education in a liberal arts environment. Musical performance and academic scholarship form the core of our program.
The academic programs at Northwest Christian not only prepare you for your career, and graduate school if that’s in your plan, they also prepare you to analyze, understand and lead – in your work and in your community. You’ll begin with a solid foundation in the liberal arts: literature, history, philosophy, science, and Scripture will come alive. Then you shape those timeless ideas with your own. Practical courses in ethics, leadership, speech and writing sharpen your ability to think, communicate and lead.
At OSU you’ll find a dynamic community of people passionate about music. Priding itself as a leader in music education, OSU offers rigorous degree programs in music taught by expert faculty. And all OSU students have the opportunity to select music as a minor. Through small class sizes, students have the advantage of working closely with their music professors while studying within the larger context of a major research university.
The music program at Pacific University enables students to explore and excel in the multiple facets of musical study, in order to expand understanding of music as an experience as well as a means of expression. The rigorous bachelor’s degree program or minor produces skillful musical performers, scholars, and educators. While challenging, the program also offers the opportunity for fun and good music making.
The primary goal of Portland State University’s Department of Music is to generate and sustain an environment of creative inspiration and excellence in the practice, understanding, and appreciation of the musical arts, for the benefit of students, faculty and the community at large.
To encourage and develop the knowledge and skills of the many Reed students who are interested in music, the music department offers courses in music history and theory, several performing ensembles, and a wide variety of private lessons. Majors and non-majors alike are welcome to take most classes and participate in performance activities.
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the SOU Performing Arts Department of Music offers a Music degree with an optional emphasis in Music Business, Music Composition, Music Instruction, or Music Performance. SOU’s high level of instruction, together with relatively low tuition, prompted the New York Times to list SOU as one of twenty “hidden gems” of undergraduate education.
Fast Facts: One of three West Coast music schools offering comprehensive programs through the doctoral level. The only full-range professional school of music and dance in the Oregon University System. One of about 50 public and private music schools offering doctorates. Founded as a music department in 1886, formally designated a School of Music in 1900, admitted to the National Association of Schools of Music in 1928.
As the University mission seeks to provide “excellent teaching and individual attention in an environment that fosters development of the whole person,” the music program is an essential component of that environment’s aesthetic realm. As such, the program offers courses, performances, and performance opportunities to the entire University community.
An array of opportunities awaits you as a student in Warner Pacific College’s Department of Music. Students desiring to pursue a career in music are distinguished not only by their passion and love for music but with a desire to play, teach or be involved in music at a professional and non-professional level. And although performing music in some capacity is often the goal of most music majors, WPC’s Department of Music offers a musical landscape of degree options to choose from when deciding your area of focus. Whether you choose a music career in Performance, Ministry, Teaching or Music Business, you will be equipped with the ability to understand and appreciate both the creative and business side of music. The professors at Warner Pacific will provide you with a solid educational foundation that will help you succeed in your career.
The music department offers comprehensive programs and services to students and the surrounding community, including professional and liberal arts degrees in music and an active schedule of performances. The department supports large and small ensembles in vocal and instrumental music, and up-to-date facilities for electronic music production and recording. Course offerings in Western classical music, jazz, musical theatre, music technology, ethnomusicology, composition, and American Vernacular traditions abound.
The Willamette University music department offers students a program of rigorous and intensive training in specialized music disciplines combined with a balance of music core courses in theory, history, and literature all within a broad spectrum of courses in other liberal arts disciplines. For the major and non-major alike, the department offers music study and performance through individual instruction, chamber music, large ensembles and general music courses, many of which meet the fine arts requirements of the University’s general education program.