The SOMD Dean’s Student Advisory Council

Welcome to the website for the SOMD DSAC! We are a ten member council elected by the SOMD student body that represents various departments.

Mission Statement: The Dean’s Student Advisory Committee serves to facilitate open, positive, and productive communication between the student body, various departments, and the office of the Dean at the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon.

Meet the Council
What Do We Do?
Contact Us
Additional Resources

Meet the Council:


Natalie North
Pronouns: she/her 
Representative of Undergraduate Music Education, Music History & Literature, and Music Theory
BM Percussion Performance and BA Music Theory
Chair on council: Delegator/Moderator



Michael McCann
Pronouns: He/him/his 
Representative of Undergrad Music Education/Music History, Literature, and Theory
BMME in Band Music Education
No Chair



Anika Meisel
Pronouns: she/her
Representative of Undergraduate Music Performance
Major: BM in Violin Performance
Chair on council: Social Media Coordinator



Daniel DeTogni
Pronouns: he/him
Representative of Graduate Composition/Music Technology
Major: PhD in Music Composition
Chair on council: Treasurer



Jonah Heinan
Pronouns: he/him
Representative of Graduate Performance, Conducting, Pedagogy
Major: MM Choral Conducting
Chair on council: Secretary



Sofia Fox
Pronouns: they/them
Representative of Undergraduate Dance
Major: Undergrad Dance and BS Marine Biology 
Chair on council: Dance Student Liaison



Kiara Morris
Pronouns: she/her
Representative of Undergraduate Music Technology, Composition, Audio Production
Major: BM Percussion Performance and BM Music Composition 
No chair


Naomi Castro 
Pronouns: she/her
Chair: Music Student Liaison and Faculty Liaison

What Do We Do?:

  1. Act as a facilitator group to increase communication between various departments and student group in the school of music and dance; facilitate performances between music and dance communities and help with logistics;
  2. Address student concerns/complaints and send them through the proper channels;
  3. Provide students with a safe and optionally anonymous platform to have their concerns heard.

We are not able to address any issues that fall under Title IX or relate to Graduate Employee working conditions. For that please contact the Dean of Students Office or read about Title IX here.

Contact Us:

Our email:
Submit a comment/concern/complaint? Or Email us.

Additional Resources:

Dean of Students Office (Title IX concerns or to lodge a formal assault or harassment complaint)
Accessible Education Center
ASUO Office of Student Advocacy

Bias Education and Response Team
Counseling Center
Duck Nest
Report a Concern (non-emergency)
Information on Title IX