Portland-State-University 2016-2017 Bulletin

School of Music

231 Lincoln Hall



  • B.A., B.S.—Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, and Performance
  • Minor in Jazz Studies, Minor in Music, and Minor in Music History
  • B.M.—Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, and Performance
  • M.A., M.S. —Music
  • M.M.—Conducting, Jazz Studies, and Performance

Mission statement

The School of Music exists to provide an excellent forum for the professional training and support of a highly diverse student body in the areas of performance, conducting, jazz studies, music education, and composition. In addition, the School provides general training in music where students study theory, history, literature, pedagogy, composition, improvisation, music technology, and ethnomusicology. Framed by the University’s motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City ” the School of Music offers a wide spectrum of activities by students, faculty, and guest artists which enhances the artistic and cultural life of the city of Portland.