Bushnell School of Music and Performing Arts is home to a dynamic community of musicians, creative technologists, and progressive faculty and staff. The program is distinguished by our innovative curriculum, mentor approach to classroom teaching, focus on leadership in the professional musical setting, and our location in Eugene Oregon, highly rated for its performing arts culture. With a core belief in excellence, ownership, effective leadership, rigorous creativity and collaborative learning, our programs embrace community in and outside of the University across performance disciplines to create work inspired by professionalism, authenticity, imagination and relevance.
Within the School of Music and Performing Arts, students have the opportunity to major or minor in Christian Worship, Contemporary Music Industry, or Music. Students may audition to participate in the following ensembles at the University.
PERFORMING ARTS ENSEMBLES
University Choir & Orchestra
A 50 voice high-energy contemporary choir and orchestra. UCO is featured in the annual “Experience Christmas with Bushnell” concert as well as performing in Bushnell Music’s annual “Spring Show”.
A high-performance ensemble specializing in contemporary pop and gospel music. Willow is featured regularly in Bushnell music productions and at community events.
The Jazz and Pep Band perform regularly at Bushnell music events, shows, and games. They occasionally travel and lead worship in the church setting.
The Grove Collective
The Grove Collective is the premier touring ensemble at Bushnell University. After completion of their first year, students may audition for The Grove Collective in one of two tracks: Artistry or Industry. Bushnell faculty and staff mentoring, coupled with student ownership and initiative, creates a thriving, engaging, and creative learning environment.
Grove Worship consists of two bands who serve the Bushnell community through chapel worship and travel in and outside the local community, performing at churches, schools, and special events. Students participating in the Artistry track will audition for Grove Worship.
Booking The Grove Collective
If you are interested in having The Grove Collective visit your church, school or event, please call 541-684-7281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.
Grove Tech and Production
The Grove Tech and Production team serves alongside Grove Worship in chapel as well as travel in and outside the local community with the bands. Students participating in the Industry track will audition for Grove Tech and Production.
Dramatic Story-Telling Team
A team of actors that bring biblical stories to life. They currently work alongside The Grove Collective to serve in chapel.