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Bushnell School of Music and Performing Arts is home to a dynamic community of musicians, creative technologists, and accomplished 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

A 50-voice high-energy choir and orchestra. University Choir is featured in the annual Fall and Spring concerts.

Bushnell Chorale

A high-performance ensemble specializing in contemporary pop and gospel music.  Bushnell Chorale 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.

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.

Booking The Grove Collective

If you are interested in having The Grove Collective visit your church, school or event, please email 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.