News, Media and Stories | Music Education

Pacific students singing in choir
A new memorial scholarship will provide financial support to continuing undergraduates and graduate students who are studying to become choral music educators.
Elijah Pine
Elijah Pine ’21 was named a Pacific University Outstanding Senior in Music Education.
Marchioro
Jackie Marchioro ’21 has been named a Pacific University Outstanding Senior in Music Education, as well as Outstanding Vocalist.
Kerns
Charlie Kerns ’21 is Pacific University’s  Outstanding Senior in Music Education and a recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean of Students Award.  
Dijan Ihas
From playing in Sarajevo as bombs fell to conducting in Forest Grove, Dijana Ihas's journey as a musician has been remarkable.
Dijana Ihas playing viola
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. 
Music in May
More than 400 high school student musicians will descend on the university's Forest Grove Campus for three days of rehearsals and lessons.
Youth get brass lessons from Pacific students
Pacific students offer music lessons to area youth in renowned String Project, which has has expanded to include band instruments.
Rainbow watercolor
Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  
Dr. Burch-Pesses Conducting students
Pacific's music program is at a crescendo! The Music Department now boasts more than 100 students, up from about 30 a decade ago. With new offerings in music therapy and music education, the Music Department is on tempo for a new era of success.

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