School of Music

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Preparing for Spring 2021

The School of Music at the University of Puget Sound is committed to ensuring the safety of all our faculty, staff and students. Music faculty have collaborated to building a FAQ for Hybrid Learning in Spring 2021.

The School of Music has also published a Return to Campus Plan for music students.

Please visit the Spring 2021 dashboard for the most up-to-date information from the university regarding the semester.

Piano Music of Africa

Noon Convocation Jan. 20

Join us for the first all-school event of spring as we welcome special guests Joseph Williams, Tacoma-born pianist, educator, and artistic director of the "Music from Home" series; and William Chapman Nyaho, international prize-winning concert pianist and scholar. Celebrate the healing aspects of music conveyed through classical African repertoire. We'll view a video featuring Williams' inspiring interview with Nyaho followed by a Q&A session. Join us on Zoom via Schneebeck LIVE!

Music Night at Puget Sound

Watch recordings of past Music Night at Puget Sound panel discussions at the links below. Stay tuned for upcoming Music Nights!

Meet the Director: Hear from School of Music Director, Dr. Tracy Doyle, and Music Admission Coordinator, Ryan Del Rosario, as they discuss the audition process and share tips on preparing your audition. 

From the Classroom: Interested in majoring/minoring in music at Puget Sound? Revisit a preview of life as a music major as we host a panel discussion with members of our award-winning faculty. 

From the Stage: Hear from members of our studio faculty and ensemble directors as they discuss performance at Puget Sound and offer opportunities for questions about the music program. 

Master of Arts in Teaching

Earn your Master's degree with an endorsement in K-12 music education in one year!

Gain hands-on experience in elementary, middle, and high school music teaching. Hone your reflective teaching practices with a focus on culturally responsive teaching and social justice. 

Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to contact Dr. Tina Huynh. 

Please visit for application information. Application deadline: February 15, 2021

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

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.