School of Music & Theater

World-class instruction in Oregon's performing arts capital

Located in the heart of Portland’s performing arts district, the School of Music & Theater at Portland State University is an extraordinary place to realize your potential as a performing artist. Our world-renowned faculty of performers, composers, and scholars is deeply engaged with the community and dedicated to student success. We will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to be the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers, and arts advocates.

Create your future at PSU

With ten undergraduate and five graduate degree paths to choose from, we will help you find the right match for your strengths and interests. We are large enough to offer world-class performance opportunities, yet small enough to ensure one-on-one mentoring from our outstanding faculty. 

What role will the performing arts play in your life and the lives of others? Come create your future at Portland State University.

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How to Apply

To become an undergraduate music major, students must apply to both PSU and the School of Music & Theater in separate applications. Graduate students must apply through the PSU Graduate School application.

Upcoming Events

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Noon Concert Series: October 1 - December 3

The Noon Concert Series is a weekly opportunity to experience the sounds of the PSU School of Music & Theater. Join us on Thursdays during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms for a diverse program of concerts featuring students, faculty, and special guests.