The School of Music and Dance is the smallest school in a large, state-run, liberal arts institution, which means we have the best of both worlds! We are large enough to offer all the academic support and resources a student might need, as well as 30+ ensembles for group performances, but we are small enough for individual attention from our approachable, engaged professors.

Practice Rooms
Pianos (and 7 Harpsicords),including 51 Steinways and 8 Concert Grands
Faculty and Staff Members

How to Prepare for Your Audition

Audition requirements vary by discipline. In general, you should perform repertoire that best displays tone, technique, and overall musicianship. We strongly encourage you to audition in person, but recorded auditions and portfolio submissions are accepted. A student auditioning via recording may be admitted conditionally.

Undergraduate Majors
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Degrees

Costs and Scholarships

We understand that college is a huge investment of time and money. We want to make the process as painless and fulfilling as possible.See how much our typical undergrad and grad student spends per year. And find out more about available scholarships, financial aid, and graduate employee benefits. Below are approximate costs for typical students.


First-Year Housing: Performing Arts Collective

Live and Learn with Students Who Share Your Passion for the Performing Arts

Community Learning Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for high school and college students to visit the campus and participate in summer music camps, workshops, academies and symposiums. Between annual conferences, community classes and festivals, like the Oregon Bach Festival, our school encourages an open learning environment for all ages and levels.