The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University acknowledges and shares our patrons’ concerns about protecting against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019). The safety and health of our students, patrons, and employees is a top priority for SOU. Proactive steps are being taken across the campus to maintain spaces free of contamination. SOU is coordinating with its community partners, including the City of Ashland and Jackson County, as well as with the Oregon Health Authority, regarding all relevant safety and health updates.
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Oregon Center for the Arts educates artist-practitioners and scholars in a diverse environment that cultivates SOU’s values of creativity, collaboration, communication, and adventure.
OCA is an academic division of Southern Oregon University. We also serve as a community arts presenter, partner, and producer. The structural components are comprised of Academic Programs, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA), institutional-based Affiliated Arts Programs and Community Arts Partnerships.
Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU brings creatives together to practice their individual artistic passions while inspiring one another across the disciplines.
The Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU is excited to be associated with the many Affiliated Arts Programs on campus and in the community.
There’s a long history of collaboration between Southern Oregon University and professional arts organizations both locally and throughout the state.
The Schneider Museum of Art
The SMA engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs that support interdisciplinary study, research, and discourse for both the academic and public communities.
Chamber Music Concerts
CMC’s mission is to present chamber music of the highest quality for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of the Southern Oregon, Northern California, and Southern Oregon University communities.
A forum for practitioners, scholars, teachers, students, and audiences to explore new and provocative thinking about the works of William Shakespeare through the prism of an American perspective.