Responsive. Engaged. Inventive.

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 WorshipContemporary Music Industry, or Music.  Students may audition to participate in the following ensembles at the University.


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.

Instrumental Ensemble

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.


Sampling of Songs from The Grove Collective’s EPs








Grove Worship

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.

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.

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 for booking information.


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.



Performing Arts Calendar


Join Bushnell Music this Spring for Night of Jazz, Spring Show, and The Grove Collective as they lead worship at area churches.

January 26, 2020


Sunday Service: 10:00am

Santa Clara Church

175 Santa Clara Ave.

Eugene, OR

February 2, 2020


Sunday Service: 10:30am

First Baptist Church of Eugene Youth Service

3550 Fox Meadow Rd.

Eugene, OR

February 9, 2020


Sunday Service: 11:00am

Westside Christian Church

1866 Chambers St.

Eugene, OR

February 16, 2020


Sunday Services: 9:30am & 11:00am

Garden Way Church

231 N. Garden Way