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Southern Oregon University

Welcome to Music@SOU

The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Music program offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with concentrations in Music Instruction and Music Performance. A minor in Music is also available to pair with other university studies.

Undergraduate Application Information

Get the best guidance by applying for admission to the program and consideration for Music scholarships at our web site. Priority deadline for consideration is Feb. 28. The application web site is run by Decision Desk, where you will submit contact, performance and academic information.

In-person auditions on Saturday, Feb. 28 are set for 15 minutes in length and musicians perform for most of the Music faculty. Incoming freshmen are asked to perform one piece. Transfer students are asked to perform and sight read. To schedule an audition, please e-mail Students applying to the program and for scholarships can also satisfy this requirement by uploading audio and/or video files with their application.

Graduate program in Performance

Our Master of Music Performance program provides one-on-one mentoring from faculty professionals in their discipline. Hone your career as a musician and make valuable connections during this two-year program.


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. All faculty are working professionals in their discipline.

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. 

Cultural Opportunities

Students at SOU also benefit from the many cultural opportunities including the Rogue Valley Symphony OrchestraChamber Music ConcertsSouthern Oregon Repertory Singers, and Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon.




2014 Oregon Fringe Festival at SOU

Check out the Oregon Fringe Festival 2015!