Department of Performing Arts: Music
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Why SOU Music?
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the SOU Department of Performing Arts: Music offers a Music degree with optional emphasis in Music Business, Music Composition, Music Instruction, or Music Performance.
The Performing Arts' Music faculty are dedicated to promoting a positive, student-centered environment in which students - by performance, creative activity, research, scholarship, and teaching opportunities - develop the skills, independence of thought, and discipline to fulfill their musical aspirations.
Small Class Size
With a 19:1 student-teacher ratio, students receive excellent instruction in small classes. Performing Arts offers Music Majors and Minors an integrated curriculum of study designed to teach the varied skills necessary for a professional career in music, and to develop the student’s understanding and appreciation for the art of music.
The department's comprehensive facilities contain a digital lab with Macintosh computers, synthesizers, music software, listening equipment; two concert pipe organs, digital piano lab and the Music Recital Hall with outstanding acoustics. SOU's Music Recital Hall has been called one of the best concert halls in the Pacific Northwest.
Students at SOU also benefit from the many cultural opportunities including the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Concerts, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, and Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon.