Music | Music Department – Eastern Oregon University

Music at EOU

A degree in music sets the course for a creative and vibrant future.

With our Bachelor of Music, prepare for careers in music therapy, ethnomusicology, music/audio production, performance, composition and music education.

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Bluegrass Unplugged

“Bluegrass Unplugged”

Concert features guest artist and fiddler Jon Newton performing bluegrass favorites with minimal amplification, October 27.

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There are many ensemble opportunities to get involved with at Eastern Oregon University.

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Students may take private lessons in voice, piano, composition, jazz and commercial guitar and bass, saxophone/clarinet, acoustic guitar/banjo, and trumpet. For the beginner, class lessons are also offered in voice, piano, guitar, and African drumming.

Lessons and class lessons are taught by active faculty with expertise in current topics such as Contemporary Commercial Music, Taubman technique, and electronic music. Faculty are active performers both in traditional concert settings and in clubs and festivals.

Alumni include:

Chiharu Iwasaki – Tokyo jazz pianist

Catherine Olson – Portland vocal artist (opera, early music, contemporary music)
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Luke Basile – Tri-Cities, Washington guitarist
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Jesse Jones – Oberlin, Ohio bluegrass recording artist/composer
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Emily Smith Brown – Tri-Cities vocal artist (musical theater, vocal instruction)
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The EOU Music Department facilities are changing and adapting to accommodate a versatile student body. Our recital hall doubles as a large recording studio; we have recently added a small recording studio featuring Protools and Digital Performer 9. The electronics music lab consists of ten workstations allowing music sequencing, composing, recording and mixing to interested students of EOU, regardless of major. All studios are equipped with digital drums, guitars and keyboards for recording. Interested in music recording, production or songwriting? Register for MUS 140 to try out our awesome studios.

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Not only did I earn a degree from Eastern Oregon University, I became a member of a wonderfully supportive, engaging community. This community helped me grow as a musician, an educator, and a person. Every time someone asks me about my undergraduate university, I am proud to say I was a Mountaineer!

– Caite Debevec
EOU class of 2015 (Music Major)
Sitka, Alaska

Scholarship Opportunity

Submit your University Music Award Application by clicking the link below.  Tell us about your musical interests and future musical plans!

University Music Award Online Application

Printable Music Scholarship Form (PDF)

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The Music Department at Eastern Oregon University strives to be a place where musicians of all interests and skill levels can come to participate and grow. We offer everything from African drumming to digital music, orchestra and jazz groups, choir to musical theater to opera, as well as community music courses.

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  • Take advantage of small class sizes.
  • Work closely with faculty in your concentration.
  • Access equipment & resources that provide practical experience in your specific area of interest.

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