School of Music

School of Music COVID-19 INFORMATION   Upcoming Events Calendar 

Spring 2020 Policies & Protocols

We value you and your education, and we recognize how challenging this situation has become. Please continue to check the link below for policies and protocols pertaining to spring semester applied music lessons, juries, studio performance classes, noon recitals, and formal recitals. 
Of course, this situation is rapidly evolving, and we will keep you updated if things change. Please visit for further information and updates.

Canceled/Postponed Events

Due to growing concerns and preventative measures regarding the spread of COVID-19, upcoming spring semester events have been canceled/postponed. 

Please visit the music events calendar for up-to-date information regarding upcoming performances.

For additional information on university response to COVID-19, visit

World Premiere: Tango Symphonique

Puget Sound senior Aric MacDavid’s new composition, "Tango Symphonique" received its world premiere on Friday, February 28. The piece was performed by the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Anna Wittstruck.

Aric has studied composition with Dr. Robert Hutchinson while at Puget Sound, and has had original compositions and arrangements performed by the Jazz Orchestra (Amor y Sueños), the Velvet V Woodwind Quintet (Bye and Bye), and the Bassoon Ensemble (Bassoons on Top). Photo by Alex Everett

New Degree Track: Bachelor of Music in Composition

The School of Music has added a new degree track for music majors - the Bachelor of Music in Composition! Students applying for entrance to the Bachelor of Music in Composition degree must submit a portfolio. Visit our Applications and Auditions page for application information, and visit our Major Requirements page for additional details.

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Rob Hutchinson.