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Scott Tuomi
Pacific University Choral Director and Professor Scott Tuomi was honored with The John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award in January by the Oregon Music Education Association. 
Sharon Rosen ’76, died on Oct. 4, 2022, at age 68.
Dudley Carson ’40 died February 4, 2021, at age 103.
Elburn "Coop" Cooper ’51, died Sept. 5, 2022, at age 98. Cooper grew up in Fargo, N.D
Sammie Calkins '22
"Sammie's enduring passion for musical theatre and her dedication to hard work with musicians, actors, and stage crew makes her a perfect candidate for this award," said Professor Dijana Ihas.
Melvin “Mel” Ashwill ’48 died Sept. 24, 2020, at age 98.
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.
Jackie Marchioro ’21 has been named a Pacific University Outstanding Senior in Music Education, as well as Outstanding Vocalist.
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.