The music performance major at Pacific University allows students to choose an emphasis in vocal or instrumental performance. Music performance students receive individual instruction in addition to their group classes, and students should expect to spend the majority of their academic career rehearsing and practicing for the many performance opportunities at Pacific University. Ensemble participation and solo recitals are essential parts of the plan of study.
The range of music courses offered at Pacific University allows any student to participate in music education and performance, regardless of skill level. Classes focus on different music genres, histories and practices, and demonstrate connections between people, music and the world around us. Music performance courses are offered in composition, voice, piano and other instruments with campus faculty or adjunct instructors from the Oregon Symphony and the greater Portland area.