Puget Sound Community Summer 2021

Welcome to the University of Puget Sound. Whether you are a current or future Logger, an alum, or one of our neighbors in the immediate community or beyond, we welcome you to join us for an online program designed to bring you the best skills, tools, and knowledge our faculty has to offer. Anyone can take part, and there are no exams of any kind! These classes are not associated with a degree or certification program. We simply invite you to learn with us and be inspired.


Join us!

Immerse yourself in the history of Tacoma’s music scene with faculty from the School of Music. Explore the physiology of how plants grow and thrive in your garden with a professor from Biology. Channel your ideas to write a new script for the stage or screen with guidance from a faculty expert in contemporary theater and Hip-Hop aesthetics. Create a family archive to tell your story with instruction from our Collins Memorial Library archivist. Learn about the life and travels of artist activist Abby Williams Hill from curators of her collection. Find out why Scandinavians are considered to be healthier and happier from a faculty member born and raised in Norway. Ask questions about the politics and psychology of fake news from a professor in Politics and Government. Hone your professional and crisis communication skills with the director of our Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy. Or harness and understand key leadership principles explained by School of Business and Leadership faculty author of the biography of Colin Powell. Play a musical instrument or learn to sing by taking music lessons.

Whether you are a beginner or have many years of experience, our faculty can help you take your skills and knowledge to new heights!


Course offerings

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Course details

All Summer 2021 classes will be taught in a live, interactive, online format. Internet access is needed. You will be contacted by the instructor prior to the first class date regarding details. If you have questions about the online format of a course, please contact Maria Sampen at msampen@pugetsound.edu.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $10 for each student at the time of initial registration. Thereafter, the fee will be charged at the beginning of each term. For additional information please visit the Community Music Registration & Payment page.

Community Music welcomes students of all experience levels currently for non-credit classes and lessons. Our student body is very diverse. Participation is open to all persons regardless of age, gender, race, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or aptitude. Our youngest student is 4 months old and our oldest student is 92 years young. Our students also represent a broad geographic area. Some Community Music students are neighbors who can walk to campus; some are Puget Sound students who live on campus, while others commute distances that require two hours or more. Through our virtually taught programs, you can participate from anywhere.