In addition to the mandatory Music Major Orientation on Wednesday, September 19th, your attendance may be required at other Music  WOW events, as detailed below.


Jazz Meeting

A mandatory meeting for new undergraduate jazz studies majors will take place on Thursday, September 20th  from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Rm. 184.  Additional information will be posted on the Jazz bulletin board outside Room 184.


Saxophone Workshop

Dr. Shner will be holding a saxophone workshop, which is mandatory for all admitted undergraduate music majors who play saxophone.  The workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, September 18th from 5:00-6:30 PM in Rm. 163, is designed to prepare students for their wind band and jazz band auditions and will include segments on tone, technique, literature assignments, reed preparation, equipment needed for saxophone lessons, overview of the term, and overview of events for this year.  Because the workshop will involve playing, students will need to bring their instruments and prepare assigned repertoire (emailed to students earlier this summer).  For additional information, contact Dr. Shner, whose contact information may be found on the faculty page of the SOMD website.


Community for Musical Scholars Dessert Social

On Tuesday, September 18th at 7:30 PM, a dessert social for members of the Community for Musical Scholars (CMS) Academic Residential Community (ARC) will take place in the basement of the Musical Scholars residence hall.  This event is open to Musical Scholars ARC students only and is a great start to community building with your music major peers, professional and peer advisors, and residence life staff. Please be sure to bring your UO ID card to this event, as cards will be scanned for access to CMS exclusives.


Careers in Music

On Thursday, September 20th from 2:00-3:00 PM in Rm. 178, a music career workshop will be co-presented by Grace Ho, Professional Development and Graduate Academic Advisor and Alli Bach, Music Undergraduate Academic Advisor.  In this workshop, you will learn about different career paths  and the many resources available at the UO and SOMD to give you an early start in networking, skill-building and gaining job experience.  All incoming music majors are encouraged to attend. 


Music Education Interest Meeting

On Friday, September 21st from 4:30 – 5:30 PM in Rm. 190, there will be a meeting for all incoming students who are interested in entering the Music Education program.  New music students will meet with music education faculty and students currently in the program.  Information specific to the music education program will be provided, and there will be time for a Q & A with the  faculty and students.


Non-Traditional Major Info Session

On Friday, September 21st from 4:15 – 5:15 PM in Rm. 142, there will be an info/interest session for students who are either pursuing or wanting to learn more about the non-traditional Music majors with concentrations in General Music and Popular Music Studies.  This session is strongly recommended for incoming students who are pursuing General Music or Popular Music Studies concentrations of the Music major.  


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