Performing Arts and Music
Put your talent on display. Our Department of Performing Arts is a close-knit community of musicians, artists and actors in the service of Jesus Christ. Whether your passion is set design, writing, painting, acting, photography, singing or playing an instrument, we give you the tools and the opportunities to fine-tune your craft.
We offer numerous majors and minors through our three main programs: Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Students can also construct an interdisciplinary major such as business and music. Students who don’t major in one of the performing arts choose to enrich their lives by performing in our vocal and instrumental ensembles or in theatrical productions.
Strike a chord. The National Association for Music Educators recently recognized George Fox University’s Symphonic Band and Concert Choir as superior music ensembles, and our nationally accredited music education program has been acknowledged as one of the best in the country.
Music majors earn a bachelor of arts in music education or in music with concentrations in composition, performance, pre-teaching or general.
Bauman Auditorium, our acclaimed concert hall, is the site for many performances including the Oregon Symphony, state choir championships, numerous concerts and student recitals. We also offer an annual concert series featuring our Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano.
Tell a story. The University Theatre and the Department of Performing Arts present three main stage productions each year. Works range from ancient Greek theatre to contemporary scripts and musicals.
Our touring theatre troupe, the University Players, is a 30-year tradition at George Fox that brings thought-provoking drama to schools, churches and prisons.
The theatre department offers students opportunities to be involved with major productions from day one, including works that are written, directed and performed by students.
Dazzle the eye. Visual Arts students pursue painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital art and many other media. Artists can select a major in art or graphic design as well as an art minor. Distinguished guest artists from around the country come to George Fox and work with our students.
Our two on-campus galleries, the Roger and Mildred Minthorne Gallery and the Donald H. Lindgren Gallery, host several shows each year.