For Prospective Students

A Message from the Director:

Welcome to the School of Music!

I hope you will spend time perusing our website to learn as much as you can about us. I also hope you will complete our online interest questionnaire so that we may learn more about you.

Dr. Keith WardAs an undergraduate program at a liberal arts college, we are dedicated to the tradition of training musicians for successful professional careers in music and to supporting students who wish to study music, regardless of major. At the School of Music you will work only with artist-teachers who specialize in their chosen instrument or voice; we have no teaching assistants. Through small classes, personalized attention, and four different degree tracks (performance, music education, music business, Bachelor of Arts), our faculty will prepare you for graduate study, professional performance, teaching in public schools or private studios, careers in music business, or other music-related fields.

If you choose to major in another subject, double major, or minor in music, we offer you rich opportunities for continued study of music and musical performance. With four choral and five instrumental ensembles, chamber music groups, a wide range of classes, and leadership opportunities in our many music clubs and organizations, there are many ways for you to remain active and to succeed as a musician at Puget Sound.

Please feel free to contact us with questions about music study at Puget Sound. I wish you the best as you pursue your passion for music!

Keith Ward