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Opera Theater Auditions: November 2

Opera Theater Auditions for the spring 2021 "Opera/Musical Theatre Scenes" will take place via Zoom on Monday, November 2 between 7:00pm-9:00pm PT.

Visit this page for more information regarding auditions, rehearsals, and performance schedule. 

Visit our Opera & Musical Theater page to learn more about Opera Theater at Puget Sound.


Music Night at Puget Sound

Prospective Students are invited to virtually attend Music Night at Puget Sound! These online sessions will provide prospective students an introduction to Puget Sound’s School of Music, in preparation for the Early Decision/Early Action deadline on November 1.

October 26: From the Classroom! Join and chat with us online for a preview of life as a music major as we host a panel discussion with members of our award-winning faculty. REGISTER HERE

Noon Convocation Series

Presenting the Noon Convocation Series, featuring master classes, guest artists, and student performers! All Noon Convocations will be held on Wednesdays from 12:20-1:50pm. The link will be available on Schneebeck Live. Upcoming events:

Wednesday, November 11
Student Performances 

Wednesday, December 9
Julia Bullock, art advocate and performer
Panel Discussion, Q&A, Performance

New Minor Track: Minor in Musical Inquiry

The School of Music now offers two minors designed to welcome music-loving students with a broad range of interests and backgrounds: the Minor in Music with Applied Studies and the Minor in Musical Inquiry!

An information session was hosted on October 19 - log in with your Puget Sound Credentials to watch the recording. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to contact Prof. Gwynne Brown.

Visit our Minor Requirements page for more details. 

Kathak: Stories in Motion

Dr. Ameera Nimjee, ethnomusicologist and Kathak dancer, was recently featured in PBS' KBTC Profiles. A continuing student of Joanna de Souza, Dr. Nimjee shares her experience as an Asian American in the Pacific Northwest and her approach to Kathak, a centuries old dance form based in storytelling from Hindu mythology and the Islamic Mughal courts of India.

Video produced by Laila Kazmi and Antonio Gomez, with KBTC-PBS. Watch the profile here.

Black Lives Matter

Music making is not a neutral act. We are conscious that our performances and curricular planning can contribute to systemic injustices that enable racism to continue. We aim to better understand the cultural values that have shaped the sounds we study, create, and perform. We aim to confront those values which have excluded or diminished people of color.

We are ready to listen and to act.

Read the statement from School of Music faculty & staff

School of Music COVID-19 Policy

The School of Music at the University of Puget Sound is committed to ensuring the safety of all our faculty, staff and students. In order to keep everyone safe and to maintain the privilege of access, we have published a School of Music COVID-19 Policy that outlines requirements for use of facilities by pre-approved students.

Visit the School of Music Remote Learning FAQ for responses to general questions about the upcoming semester. For specific questions, please contact your Department Chair, academic course instructor, or music advisor.