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Honors Recital Competition

Honors Recital Concert Broadcast, May 8, 7:30 PM

The Honors Recital presents Puget Sound students’ best performances of solo and small-group music, as selected by the 2021 Honors Recital Competition, which took place during March. Entries to the Competition were open for music of any instrument, voice type, genre, or time period.

Enjoy this broadcast presentation of 2021's competition winners featuring performances by Jordan Anderson '22, cello; Sydney Byte '21, soprano; Eli Chenevert '22, piano; Sam Crosby-Schmidt '22, tenor; Raine Filbert '23, mezzo-soprano; Dana Levy '21, violin; Michelle Lefton '21, viola; William Lum '23, euphonium; Austin Mangle '22, percussion; Jasmine Mikesell '21, violin; Kaitlyn Seitz '21, violin; Drew Shipman '21 flute; Serena Sevasin '22, spoken word; Jules Tan '23, violin; and Eliott Wells '21, cello. 

Tune in on May 8, 7:30 p.m. PT on Schneebeck LIVE

School of Music Graduation Reception

The School of Music cordially invites the Class of 2021 to join us for our annual School of Music Graduation Reception, which will take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday, May 15, from 10-11am. We hope that you will join us in celebration of your inspiring accomplishments over the last four years. 

All are welcome to join and celebrate!

School of Music Spring Updates

Spring 2021

The School of Music at the University of Puget Sound is committed to ensuring the safety of all our faculty, staff and students. Music faculty have collaborated to building a FAQ for Hybrid Learning in Spring 2021.

The School of Music has also published a Return to Campus Plan for music students.

Please visit the Spring 2021 dashboard for the most up-to-date information from the university regarding the semester.

As the Smoke Clears

Jazz Orchestra records their first album

The Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra is currently recording their first album, “As the Smoke Clears.” This five-track album features arrangements and original songs by former and current Puget Sound students and faculty. The album fuses the platforms of jazz and hip-hop music with messages of social and racial justice.

New Minor Track: Minor in Musical Inquiry

The School of Music now offers two minors designed to welcome music-loving students with a broad range of interests and backgrounds: the Minor in Music with Applied Studies and the Minor in Musical Inquiry! Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to contact Prof. Gwynne Brown.

Visit our Minor Requirements page for more details. 

Black Lives Matter

Music making is not a neutral act. We are conscious that our performances and curricular planning can contribute to systemic injustices that enable racism to continue. We aim to better understand the cultural values that have shaped the sounds we study, create, and perform. We aim to confront those values which have excluded or diminished people of color.

We are ready to listen and to act.

Read the statement from School of Music faculty & staff