Higher Studies in music

Portland State University

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