The School of Music at the University of Puget Sound is unique in offering a comprehensive music program within a nationally recognized liberal arts college. Its accomplished faculty is committed to guiding students toward outstanding achievements in performance, scholarship, and teaching. The rigorous curriculum and extensive performance opportunities prepare students for a diverse range of careers and provide all students opportunities to pursue music study.  Through a wide variety of colloquia, workshops, performances, and a vibrant Community Music Department, the School of Music enriches the cultural life of both the Puget Sound campus and the surrounding community.



  • Music teacher, professor
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Member of a professional ensemble or solo performer
  • Band, orchestra, or choir director
  • Opera or musical theater artist
  • Executive director of a performing arts organization




Drew Shipman '21
Drew Shipman '21

"At Puget Sound, I have the opportunities to make music in so many capacities at a high level; you can't get that diverse and insightful musical experience anywhere else."