Undergraduate programs

The School of Music & Theater is located within the hub of musical and theatrical activity in the Pacific Northwest, only three blocks from the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. It maintains close ties to the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Jazz Orchestra, Portland Piano International, Portland Youth Philharmonic,  Chamber Music Northwest, Oregon Repertory Singers, Artists Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage, Milagro Theatre, and Third Rail Repertory Theater, among other organizations. Faculty and students alike interact with these performing organizations in various ways. 

Students have the opportunity to study with faculty members who are internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, actors, directors, writers, and scholars. Standards are high as students pursue the conservatory-like Bachelor of Music degree or the more general Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music or Theater. Graduates have consistently demonstrated their excellence in the fields of performance, conducting, composition, acting, writing, production, and scholarship. Many are leaders in music, theater, and education around the Northwest and elsewhere.

Programs in the School of Music & Theater are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and National Association of Schools of Theater. Graduates have gained admission to both university graduate programs and professional training programs; they have become teachers and university professors; and they have pursued a range of related professions in the arts, education, business, administration, law, social services, and non-profit management.



Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

Admissions requirement

Degree requirements

Musicology/Ethnomusicology B.A./B.S.

Music Theory B.A./B.S.

Performance B.A./B.S.

Sonic Arts and Music Production

Theater Arts B.A./B.S.

Composition B.M.

Jazz Studies B.M.

Music Education B.M.

Performance B.M.

Performance with an Emphasis on Voice B.M.

Dance Minor

Jazz Studies Minor

Music Minor

Music History Minor

Theater Arts Minor

Drama - Secondary Teacher Education Program

Dance Certificate

Music Education B.M.

Area Coordinator: D. Glaze

Requirements

In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, music majors seeking the professional music degree (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) must complete the following courses:

Courses

Mup 190Applied Music

3

Mup 290Applied Music

3

Mup 390/490 Applied Music

6

MuEd 045Music Education Degree Entry Portfolio

0

Mus 046Piano Proficiency Exam

(0)

Mus 047Final Project

0

Mus 111Music Theory I

3

Mus 112Music Theory I

3

Mus 113Music Theory I

3

Mus 114Sight-Singing/Ear Training

1

Mus 115Sight-Singing/Ear Training

1

Mus 116Sight-Singing/Ear Training

1

Mus 188Performance Attendance

0

Mus 195, 196, 197, or 198 Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Jazz Lab Band

6

Mus 205Listening I

1

Mus 206Listening II

1

Mus 211Music Theory II

3

Mus 212Music Theory II

3

Mus 213Music Theory II

3

Mus 214Sight Singing and Ear Training

1

Mus 215Sight Singing and Ear Training

1

Mus 216Sight Singing and Ear Training

1

Mus 291Advanced Class Piano

2

Mus 292Advanced Class Piano

2

Mus 293Advanced Class Piano

2

Mus 304Music History: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque

4

Mus 305Music History: Classical and Romantic

4

Mus 306Music History: 20th Century

4

Mus 312Orchestration

3

Mus 320Fundamentals of Conducting

2

Mus 321Instrumental Conducting

2

Mus 322Choral Conducting

2

MuEd 328Introduction to Music Education

2

MuEd 332String Techniques

1

MuEd 333Guitar Techniques

1

MuEd 334Vocal Techniques K-12

1

MuEd 335Percussion Techniques

1

Mus 395, 396, 397, or 398 Band, Orchestra, Choir, or Jazz Lab Band

6

Mus 409Practicum

2

Mus 411Topics in Music History

2

Mus 474Midi Applications

2

MuEd 484Music with Children

3

One of the following:

Mus 355UJazz History

4

Mus 374UWorld Music

4

Mus 375UWorld Music

4

Mus 376UAmerican Musical Traditions

4

Mus 114 – Mus 116: (concurrent enrollment with Mus 111, Mus 112, Mus 113 required)

Mup 190, Mus 195, Mus 395: Music majors must enroll in Applied Music and the related Large Ensemble each term.

Mus 188: must be taken concurrently with Applied Music for a total of 9 terms. 

Mup 190, Mup 290, Mup 390 & Mup 490: (a minimum of 6 upper-division credits is required: 6 credits of 390 or 490)

Mus 214 – Mus 216: (concurrent enrollment with Mus 211, Mus 212, Mus 213 required)

Additionally, students need to choose a teaching sub-speciality and complete the following courses in the appropriate track

Instrumental Track
Mus 197Chorus

1

Mus 397Chorus

1

Mus 409Marching Band Practicum

1

MuEd 336Flute and Double Reeds

1

MuEd 337Clarinet and Saxophone

1

MuEd 338High Brass Techniques

1

MuEd 339Low Brass Techniques

1

MuEd 341Jazz Techniques

1

MuEd 422Instrumental Literature and Rehearsal Techniques I

3

MuEd 423Instrumental Literature and Rehearsal Techniques II

3

Music Electives (chosen in consultation with advisor)

13

Choral/General Track
Mus 397Chorus

1

 

MuEd 480Kodály Training: Level I

5

or

MuEd 481Kodály Training: Level II

5

or

MuEd 482Kodály Training: Level III

5

  

MuEd 340Wind Instrument Techniques

3

MuEd 420Choral Literature and Rehearsal Techniques I

3

MuEd 421Choral Literature and Rehearsal Techniques II

3

Music Electives (chosen in consultation with advisor)

12

Total Credit Hours: 123