Joshua Pearl' 19 learned about the therapeutics of music in the hardest possible way: He was afflicted with an autoimmune disease that caused him severe pain. He turned to the piano as a form of treatment, and it helped lessen the need for painkillers he had been prescribed. Recognizing that music could do for others what it did for him, Pearl became a music therapist.
From playing in Sarajevo as bombs fell to conducting in Forest Grove, Dijana Ihas's journey as a musician has been remarkable.
Dijana Ihas, an associate professor in the Pacific University Music Department, was honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association at its annual meeting in January.
The 54-member Pacific University Symphonic Band has created a seven-work concert to celebrate the new year. "Hello 2021!" features performances by various small ensembles from Pacific, as well as one by the full band.
The Pacific University Chamber Singers got together — virtually — over the summer to perform A Jubilant Day
Professor William Todd Schultz teaches psychology at Pacific University and has an interest in what makes creative people tick. He has created a playlist which emanates emotional honesty and a level of mild melancholy with moments of hope that some have perhaps been feeling throughout this pandemic.
Aaron Greer teaches anthropology at Pacific University and has given a couple of PUB Night lectures with the Alumni Association. He teaches a course in Pop culture at Pacific and is known to have quite the passion for music, often referencing his vast collection in class. Check out his playlist to pass the time while you shelter-in-place.
Are you having a hard time keeping your head on straight during COVID-19? You are definitely not alone. We asked Steve Klein, director of Student Activities and well known for his music collection to put together a list of songs to help keep you company while you stay home and save lives.
Performances are Feb. 14 at Pacific's Forest Grove Campus and Feb. 15 at Village Church in Beaverton. Tickets coming soon.
A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.