Music Department Special Activities

Pacific University String Project

The Pacific University String Project is a partnership between college students’ learning how to teach and school-aged students learning how to play string instruments. Through this partnership, the preparation of string teachers is improved while the number of young string players is increased, both positively affecting the quality of available educational opportunities in the community.



Performance groups regularly travel on tours throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.


Guest Artists

The Department of Music at Pacific University regularly brings in guest artists to perform recitals for our students, faculty, staff and the general public.  These artists often also give masterclasses to students selected by the faculty.


Student Performances

Each Tuesday the Department of Music holds a performance forum at noon for students to perform works they have been studying with their teachers and coaches.  Vocalists and instrumentalists perform for their fellow students as well as Pacific University faculty, staff and the greater community.  These forums are open to the public and admission is free.


Other Events

Pacific's Department of Music also holds various events throughout the year including Music in May, Stringendo!, and various concerts.  Use the links in the menu on the left for in-depth information about our other events.