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University's total enrollment continues to increase among both undergraduate and graduate/professional student segments.
The longtime musician and educator will be honored during the university's Fall Choral Concert on Friday, Oct. 12.
Alumni & friends rise to the occasion to support Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling nearly $12.4 million between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
A surge in students pursuing music degrees at Pacific University over the past decade is expected to continue this fall.
Elijah Pine ’21
When Elijah Pine ’21 first visited Pacific University, he was one of hundreds of high school students attending the yearly Music in May festival. The experience shaped his life in ways he could not have imagined.
Music in May, one of the longest running high school music festivals in the country, will celebrate its 70th anniversary May 24-26 at Pacific University.
The Pacific University String Project has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding String Project of the Year Award by the American String Teachers Association and the National String Project Consortium.
Dr. Burch-Pesses
Michael Burch-Pesses, Pacific University's longtime director of bands, is the 2018 winner of the Oregon Music Education Association's John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award. 
Writing music gives youth opportunity to create and connect.
Andrea Eitner Smiling in interview
Music therapy major Andrea Eitner '17 explores the uses of music therapy in the NICU — and finds a career aspiration.

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