Department of Performing Arts: Music
News Flash!! - SOU Percussion Ensembles release CD "La Alma del Árbol" (The Soul of the Tree)
Visit the La Alma CD page for more information and excerpts!
The Percussion Studio at Southern Oregon University, directed by Dr. Terry Longshore, is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed as musicians, teachers, and ambassadors of the world of percussion.
All students participate in the study and performance of a range of percussion experiences including snare drum, drum set, multiple-percussion, keyboard percussion, timpani, and hand percussion. Performance opportunities exist in a variety of ensembles at SOU including large and small percussion ensembles.
The music major provides students with a broad-based liberal arts education with a focus in music. Degree options in Music Performance, Music Instruction, Music Composition, and Music-Business (co-degree with the School of Business) are also available.
“I have never – repeat, never – been so pleased with performances of my works.”
Emeritus Professor of Composition, University of California, Santa Barbara; Former Composer-in-Residence, Associate Conductor, and Principal Timpanist, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra