Areas of Study

The School of Music & Theater offers a wide range of performance and academic areas of study. Choose from the list below for an in-depth look at concentration highlights, faculty and more!

 SAMP Area

New for the 2017-18 academic year, learn recording and production in our brand new studio!

 Theater Arts

New for the 2017-18 academic year, the PSU Theater program is now part of the School of Music!

 Voice

From our critically acclaimed opera program to award-winning choirs, there's a place for every singer at PSU.

 Jazz

Join a community of forward-thinking musicians, taught by the leading lights of Portland jazz.

 Composition

Train with our award winning composition faculty in a dynamic, community oriented setting.

 Strings

Individual lessons, small ensembles and participation in the award-winning orchestra will prepare you for professional work. 

 Woodwinds

Discover exciting performance opportunities and a unique community of woodwind players.

 Brass

Frequent performances and in-depth studio classes create a tight-knit community of brass musicians.

 Percussion

Join a cohort of dedicated classmates in an intensive program designed to prepare you for a career in music. 

 Guitar

Intensive classical guitar study prepares you for both solo and ensemble performances. 

 Piano

Work with accompished faculty and world-class guest artists to perfect your technique and expressiveness on our Steinway pianos. 

 Collaborative Piano

Collaborate with musicians on- and off-campus while expanding your career prospects. 

 Music Education

Begin your training as a music educator in our innovative program led by nationally acclaimed faculty.

 Wellness

Perform at your best with these unique courses on posture, breathing and movement to prevent injuries and conquer stage fright.