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The study of music is driven by a student’s passion and joy for the powerful expression that only beautiful sounds can bring. Are you one of those young musicians who wants to know more?
The University of Portland offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with three tracks: vocal, instrumental, and general. In all three, the liberal arts core curriculum is complemented by a deep study of music, in the classroom, ensembles, and private lessons. Many students want to double major in music and another field, and this is possible with many other majors on campus. The music minor is also a popular option.
Scholarships are available for music majors and minors. Grants for private lessons are also awarded for strong musicians who take part in ensembles. See the Prospective Student information for details.
Graduates of the music program are teachers, in schools and studios, church musicians, and work in the music business and many other fields. Some have gone on to music graduate programs and others to professional programs like dental and law school.
All students on campus are welcome to take part in musical ensembles. These include the University Singers, Wind Symphony, University Orchestra, Jazz Band, Women’s Chorale, Pep Band, and Chapel Music Ensemble. There are about twenty major concerts each year and many other performances.
Come visit us. Learn more about our shared passion for the art of music.
Chair, Department of Performing and Fine Arts
Professor of Music