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Portland State University School of Music & Theater

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PSU's School of Music & Theater has a rolling admission deadline so students can apply at any time up until the start of their first term. Students are encouraged to apply earlier to receive financial aid and ease their transition into PSU. Music majors must audition for the School of Music & Theater. Auditions can be done in person or by video. For video auditions, please upload your video using this online application to the School of Music & Theater. For in-person auditions, or any other questions, please contact your Area Coordinator.


Located in the heart of Portland’s performing arts district, the School of Music & Theater at Portland State University is an extraordinary place to realize your musical potential. Our world-renowned faculty of performers, composers, and scholars is deeply engaged with the community and dedicated to student success. We will challenge you to grow and excel personally and musically as we prepare you to be the next generation of world-changing teachers, performers, scholars, composers, and arts advocates.


With ten undergraduate and five graduate degree paths to choose from, we will help you find the right match for your strengths and interests. We are large enough to offer world-class performance opportunities, yet small enough to ensure one-on-one mentoring from our outstanding faculty. 

What role will the performing arts play in your life and the lives of others? Come create your future at Portland State University.

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