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Music Day

Please join us Friday, November 11, 2016

Register now!

Prospective majors and nonmajors alike are welcome to visit classes, attend ensemble rehearsals, and talk with faculty and staff about music study and performance opportunities at the School of Music. 

We welcome walk-in visitors on the day of the event. Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. to the Wheelock Student Center (#52 on the campus map) for day of registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the music admission coordinator at or 253.879.3228.

Music Day at Discover Puget Sound 2016 Sample Schedule (subject to change)

8–8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9-9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address: Elena Becker ’17, sociology and anthropology major

10–10:50 a.m.
Campus Tour
Take a tour with a current Puget Sound student.

11–11:50 a.m.
Music Class

Noon–12:45 p.m.
Music Information Session
Join Rachel Hanusa, assistant director of admission and music admission coordinator, to learn about the school and hear student performances!

1 p.m.
Closing Session and Lunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Puget Sound Dining and Conference Services.

2–7:30 p.m.
Music Information Sessions and Ensemble Rehearsals:

2–2:30 p.m.
Music Business Info Session
Interested in both music and business? Join Keith Ward, director of the School of Music and distinguished professor of music, to find out about the bachelor's degree in music with elective studies in business.

2:30–3 p.m.
Music Education Info Session
Join Pat Krueger, professor of music education, to hear about the music education program at Puget Sound.

2:30–3 p.m.
Vocal and Choral Info Session
Discover opportunities in voice and choir with Dawn Padula, director of vocal studies and assistant professor of voice, mezzo-soprano.

Piano at Puget Sound
Stop by and meet Tanya Stambuk, professor of piano, to learn about opportunities in piano at Puget Sound.

Winds and Percussion Info Session
Join Gerard Morris, director of bands and assistant professor of music, and discover the performance opportunities in winds and percussion.

2:30–3:30 p.m.
Viola Masterclass
Open to all prospective applicants who play viola, regardless of level or choice of major! Come meet your colleagues and Professor Joyce Ramee from the Puget Sound viola studio and learn about opportunities in viola performance at Puget Sound.

Strings at Puget Sound
Meet Professor of Violin and Chair of the String Department, Maria Sampen and Artist in Residence in Cello and Chamber Music, Alistair MacRae. They will be joined by current string students to discuss opportunities for string playing including individual lessons, orchestra and chamber music.

3:45–4:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Reading (Party!)
Open to all violinists, violists, cellists and bassists. Bring your instrument and join UPS string faculty and students for a chamber music reading session. Music and snacks will be provided!

4–5:30 p.m.
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
Bring your instrument! Gerard Morris, director of bands and assistant professor of music, will be directing a wind ensemble rehearsal, and you’re invited to join in!

7:30 p.m.
Jacobsen Series: Faculty/Student
Side-by-Side Jazz Concert